STAND. COM. REP. NO. 846
RE: S.B. No. 1112
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Thirty-Second State Legislature
Regular Session of 2023
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Judiciary, to which was referred S.B. No. 1112 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO SHORT-TERM RENTALS,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to:
(1) Prohibit bans on dwelling unit rentals having a term between one and five months for interisland relocations and temporary workers; and
(2) Authorize county councils to adopt any ordinances necessary to implement the prohibition by June 30, 2024.
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from one individual. Your Committee received testimony in opposition to this measure from the Community Associations Institute, Hawaii Chapter and one individual. Your Committee received comments on this measure from Airbnb.
Your Committee finds that short-term rentals and their hosts, guests, and transitional residents support a number of local small businesses, from housekeeping and landscaping to restaurants and local markets. Your Committee believes that residents who are relocating to an interisland destination and temporary workers should have the option to stay at a short-term rental. This measure will allow individuals to relocate and work on temporary job sites and benefit local economies and businesses.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Judiciary that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 1112 and recommends that it pass Third Reading.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Judiciary,
KARL RHOADS, Chair