STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1597
RE: S.B. No. 301
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2019
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Consumer Protection & Commerce, to which was referred S.B. No. 301, S.D. 1, H.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION OF REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT TRUSTS,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to disallow any deduction from state income taxes for the dividends paid by real estate investment trusts.
The Church of the Crossroads, Hawaiian Community Assets, International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 142, Black Development Corporation, Imperial Associates, LTD, C E & S Corp., Kairos Energy Capital LLC, MRC West Inc, Tradewind Capital Group, Fergus & Company LLC, American Electric, IMUAlliance, Hawaii Children's Action Network, Sierra Club of Hawai‘i, Americans for Democratic Action, League of Women Voters of Hawaii, Pono Hawai‘i Initiative, Faith Action for Community Equity, Commercial Properties of Maui LLC, and numerous individuals testified in support of this measure. The Chamber of Commerce Hawaii, Land Use Research Foundation of Hawaii, OPTrust, Public Storage, Extra Space Storage Inc., Alexander & Baldwin, Brookfield Properties, Ala Moana Center, National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts, Hawai‘i Construction Alliance, Douglas Emmett, Inc., Commercial Real Estate Development Association Hawaii Chapter, Park Hotels & Resorts, Inc., Hawai‘i Association of REALTORS, Taubman Centers, Sunstone Hotel Investors, Inc., Pacific Resource Partnership, Hawaii Real Estate for American Assets Trust, The Shidler Group, General Contractors Association of Hawaii, Hawaii Laborers Union Local 368, and a few individuals testified in opposition to this measure. The Department of Taxation and Tax Foundation of Hawaii provided comments.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Consumer Protection & Commerce that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 301, S.D. 1, H.D. 1, and recommends that it be referred to your Committee on Finance.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Consumer Protection & Commerce,
ROY M. TAKUMI, Chair