STAND. COM. REP. NO.  316

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

                , 2021

 

RE:   H.B. No. 136

      H.D. 1

 

 

 

 

Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Thirty-First State Legislature

Regular Session of 2021

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

     Your Committee on Consumer Protection & Commerce, to which was referred H.B. No. 136 entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO LIQUOR LICENSES,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

     The purpose of this measure is to apply liquor licensing provisions related to the transfer of licenses and the denial of licenses to limited liability companies.

 

     Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Liquor Commission of the City and County of Honolulu and two individuals.

 

     Your Committee finds that there are inconsistencies regarding limited liability companies and the transfer of liquor licenses under existing law.  This measure would remove inconsistencies regarding changes in the principals of the entity holding the liquor license and allow publicly traded limited liability companies to be treated the same as a publicly traded corporation.

 

     Your Committee has amended this measure by:

 

     (1)  Changing the effective date to January 1, 2050, to encourage further discussion; and

 

     (2)  Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for the purposes of clarity, consistency, and style.

 

     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 H.B. No. 136, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 136, H.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Finance.

 

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Consumer Protection & Commerce,

 

 

 

 

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AARON LING JOHANSON, Chair