STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1646
RE: H.B. No. 136
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Thirty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2021
State of Hawaii
Your Committees on Judiciary and Ways and Means, to which was referred H.B. No. 136, H.D. 1, S.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO LIQUOR LICENSES,"
beg leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to make applicable to limited liability companies, provisions related to the transfer of liquor licenses and the denial of liquor licenses.
Your Committees received testimony in support of this measure from the Liquor Commission of the City and County of Honolulu.
Your Committees find that there are inconsistencies under existing law regarding changes in the principals of entities that hold a liquor license. Certain housekeeping amendments are needed to ensure these provisions are internally consistent and to conform state liquor law to modern business practices. This measure removes inconsistencies regarding changes in the principals of the entity holding the liquor license and allows limited liability companies to be treated the same as a corporation.
As affirmed by the records of votes of the members of your Committees on Judiciary and Ways and Means that are attached to this report, your Committees are in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 136, H.D. 1, S.D. 1, and recommend that it pass Third Reading.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committees on Judiciary and Ways and Means,
DONOVAN M. DELA CRUZ, Chair
KARL RHOADS, Chair