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, March 12, 2019

TIME:

9:00 a.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 312

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

SB 699, SD2

(SSCR744)

Status

RELATING TO THE BERNICE PAUAHI BISHOP MUSEUM.

Beginning with the 2021-2023 fiscal biennium and each fiscal biennium thereafter, requires the governor to include in the executive budget a minimum amount per fiscal year as a recurring cost to be allocated to the State of Hawaii Museum of Natural and Cultural History. Appropriates funds to support the work of the State of Hawaii Museum of Natural and Cultural History. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

TIA, WLH, FIN

SB 992, SD1

(SSCR1090)

Status

RELATING TO TOURISM.

Requires that the management contract for the Hawaii convention center be separate from the contract for marketing for all uses of the facility. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)

 

TIA, JUD, FIN

SB 380, SD1

(SSCR1060)

Status

RELATING TO THE TRANSIENT ACCOMMODATIONS TAX.

Imposes the transient accommodations tax on mandatory resort fees and requires that those fees be included in gross rental or gross rental proceeds. (SD1)

 

TIA, FIN

SB 1292, SD2

(SSCR999)

Status

RELATING TO TRANSIENT ACCOMMODATIONS.

Part I: Describes the purpose of this Act. Part II: Adds definitions to the TAT law. Amends the definition of "transient accommodations" to include additional forms of transient accommodations. Part III: Makes it unlawful for a hosting platform to provide, and collect a fee for, booking services regarding transient accommodations if the operator is not registered with the Department of Taxation. Part IV: Amends requirements relating to transient accommodations tax certificates of registration to ensure greater transparency. Part V: Allows a transient accommodations broker to register as a GET and TAT tax collection agent for its operators and plan managers. Effective 3/15/2094. (SD2)

 

TIA, CPC/JUD, FIN

 

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

Persons wishing to offer comments should submit testimony at least 24 hours prior to the hearing. Testimony should indicate:

    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

    Measure number.

 

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If you require special assistance or auxiliary aids and/or services to participate in the House public hearing process (i.e., sign or foreign language interpreter or wheelchair accessibility), please contact the Committee Clerk at 586-6120 or email your request for an interpreter to HouseInterpreter@Capitol.hawaii.gov at least 24 hours prior to the hearing for arrangements. Prompt requests submitted help to ensure the availability of qualified individuals and appropriate accommodations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Rep. Richard H.K. Onishi

Chair