HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE THIRTIETH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2019

 

COMMITTEE ON TOURISM & INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

Rep. Richard H.K. Onishi, Chair

Rep. Daniel Holt, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Rida Cabanilla Arakawa

Rep. Lynn DeCoite

Rep. Romy M. Cachola

Rep. Amy A. Perruso

Rep. Richard P. Creagan

Rep. Val Okimoto

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

TIME:

9:00 a.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 312

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 419

Status

RELATING TO TRANSIENT ACCOMMODATIONS.

Provides that a county shall be eligible to receive funds from the State for the purpose of enforcing all applicable laws and ordinances relating to transient accommodations, provided that no funds shall be released to a county until it has satisfactorily complied with specified conditions. Makes an allocation from TAT revenues. Requires reports from counties receiving funds for enforcement of transient accommodations and short-term vacation rentals ordinances.

 

TIA, FIN

HB 631

Status

RELATING TO TAXATION.

Authorizes each county to impose a surcharge on transient accommodations tax. Changes the transient accommodations tax rate to an unspecified amount. Repeals the distribution of transit accommodations tax revenues to the counties.

 

TIA, FIN

HB 983

Status

RELATING TO THE TRANSIENT ACCOMMODATIONS TAX.

Amends section 237D-6.5 to increase the distribution of state tax revenues to support natural resources programs, replaces the fixed appropriation amount with a percent distribution to each county.

 

TIA, FIN

HB 1376

Status

RELATING TO TAXATION.

Authorizes each county to impose a surcharge on transient accommodations tax. Changes the transient accommodations tax rate to 7%. Repeals the distribution of transit accommodations tax revenues to the counties.

 

TIA, FIN

HB 422

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAII TOURISM AUTHORITY.

Authorizes contracts entered by the Hawaii Tourism Authority for the marketing of all uses of the Hawaii Convention Center to be issued separately from the management, use, operation, or maintenance of the facility.

 

TIA, FIN

HB 911

Status

RELATING TO TOURISM.

Establishes the convention center repair and maintenance special fund and the convention center emergency special fund. Allocates a portion of the transient accommodations tax to those funds. Removes repair and maintenance as permissible uses of the convention center enterprise special fund. Requires annual reports to the Legislature.

 

TIA, FIN

HB 739

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAII TOURISM AUTHORITY.

Appropriates funds for the fiscal biennium 2019-2021 operating budget of the Hawaii Tourism Authority under the purview of the House Standing Committee on Tourism and International Affairs.

 

TIA, FIN

 

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

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     Testifier's name with position/title and organization;

     The Committee(s) to which the comments are directed;

     The date and time of the hearing; and

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Rep. Richard H.K. Onishi

Chair