STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1082
RE: S.B. No. 1460
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. 1460, S.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO INTOXICATING LIQUOR,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to require carriers and other persons that transport liquor into the State to file monthly reports on those deliveries to the county liquor commissions or liquor control adjudication boards.
Your Committee received written comments in support of this measure from the Liquor Commission, City and County of Honolulu; and Hawaii Liquor Wholesalers Association.
Your Committee finds that a number of out-of-state manufacturers and retailers ship wine to residents but do not hold direct wine shipper permits. These shippers evade payment of the general excise tax required by businesses that hold direct wine shipper permits. Your Committee further finds that this measure's reporting requirements will enable county liquor commissions and liquor control adjudication boards to monitor the amount of liquor shipped into the State and determine whether the shipper has complied with permitting requirements, including the payment of taxes.
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. 1460, S.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Ways and Means,
DONOVAN M. DELA CRUZ, Chair