HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-EIGHTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2016

 

COMMITTEE ON TOURISM

Rep. Tom Brower, Chair

Rep. Takashi Ohno, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Romy M. Cachola

Rep. Richard H.K. Onishi

Rep. Isaac W. Choy

Rep. James Kunane Tokioka

Rep. Lynn DeCoite

Rep. Clift Tsuji

Rep. Ken Ito

Rep. Justin H. Woodson

Rep. Derek S.K. Kawakami

Rep. Lauren Kealohilani Matsumoto

Rep. Sam Satoru Kong

Rep. Gene Ward

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Wednesday, February 03, 2016

TIME:

10:00 a.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 312

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 1616

Status

RELATING TO EMERGENCY SERVICES.

Changes the total county allocation under the TAT to fund lifeguard and emergency medical services personnel positions in the counties. Repeals the emergency medical services special fund.

 

TOU, HLT, FIN

HB 2259

Status

RELATING TO ECONOMIC LEAKAGE.

Requires DBEDT to prepare a report examining the severity of economic leakage in Hawaii's tourism industry. Makes an appropriation.

 

TOU, EDB, FIN

HB 2230

Status

RELATING TO TRANSIENT OCCUPANCY.

Requires hosting platforms that offer or advertise a residential unit on the Internet for transient occupancy to report certain information annually to the DCCA. Provides for administrative fine to be deposited into the compliance resolution fund.

 

TOU, CPC, FIN

HB 1584

Status

RELATING TO TAXATION.

Authorizes each county to levy a transient accommodations tax at a rate to be determined by county ordinance.

 

TOU, FIN

HB 1554

Status

RELATING TO TRANSIENT ACCOMMODATIONS TAX.

Adjusts allocation of transient accommodations tax revenues to the tourism special fund for inflation. Adjusts allocation to the counties to equal 45% of the amount of revenues remaining after all other allocations are made.

 

TOU, FIN

 

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

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Rep. Tom Brower

Chair