STAND. COM. REP. NO. 674
RE: S.B. No. 1433
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2019
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Ways and Means, to which was referred S.B. No. 1433 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to extend the period in which a county may adopt an ordinance to establish a surcharge on state tax.
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Office of the Mayor of the County of Hawaii and the Hawaii County Council.
Your Committee received comments on this measure from the Department of Taxation and the Tax Foundation of Hawaii.
Your Committee finds that section 46-16.8(c), Hawaii Revised Statutes, authorizes counties to establish a surcharge on the state general excise and use taxes by adopting an ordinance prior to March 31, 2019. Your Committee further finds that this measure extends the period in which a county may adopt such an ordinance by an additional two years.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Ways and Means that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 1433 and recommends that it pass Second Reading and be placed on the calendar for Third Reading.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Ways and Means,
DONOVAN M. DELA CRUZ, Chair