HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE THIRTY-SECOND LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2023

 

COMMITTEE ON TOURISM

Rep. Sean Quinlan, Chair

Rep. Natalia Hussey-Burdick, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Daniel Holt

Rep. Nadine K. Nakamura

Rep. Sam Satoru Kong

Rep. Elijah Pierick

Rep. Rachele F. Lamosao

 

 

 

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DATE:

Thursday, February 2, 2023

TIME:

10:00am

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State Capitol

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A G E N D A

 

HB 85

Status

RELATING TO SINGLE-USE PLASTICS.

Prohibits lodging establishments from providing personal care products in small plastic containers within sleeping room accommodations, any space within sleeping room accommodations, or bathrooms used by the public or guests. Establishes civil penalties.

 

TOU, EEP, CPC

HB 211

Status

RELATING TO TRANSIENT ACCOMMODATIONS.

Establishes requirements for transient accommodations brokers prior to publishing an advertisement on the availability of a property for lease or rent on behalf of an operator or plan manager. Prohibits transient accommodations brokers from engaging in business with an operator or plan manager who is not in compliance with state laws and county ordinances. Prohibits a hosting platform from providing booking services in connection with a transient vacation rental that is not lawfully certified, registered, or permitted as a transient vacation rental under applicable county ordinance.

 

TOU, CPC, FIN

HB 442

Status

RELATING TO ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION.

Establishes a visitor green fee program that requires that visitors purchase a license which is valid for one year for the use of a state park, beach, state-owned forest, hiking trail on state-owned land, or other state-owned natural area, to be administered by the department of land and natural resources. Establishes a visitor green fee special fund, into which shall be deposited fees, penalties, appropriations, and gifts and donations for the program. Establishes an environmental legacy commission, which shall be responsible for allocating disbursements and awarding grants from the visitor green fee special fund for the protection, restoration, enhancement, care, and increased resilience of Hawaii's natural and outdoor recreational resources. Appropriates fund for the establishment of the environmental legacy commission and a strategic plan. Requires annual reports to the legislature on the progress of the program.

 

TOU, WAL, FIN

HB 592

Status

RELATING TO ENVIRONMENTAL AND AGRICULTURAL PROTECTION.

Modifies the existing plant and animal declaration form to also require in-bound travelers to the State to acknowledge state laws, federal laws, and individual responsibility to protect the environment and agriculture of the State. Requires all other documents travelers are required to complete to enter the State, except documents only relating to a dangerous communicable disease, to include an environmental and agricultural affirmation.

 

TOU, AGR, FIN

HB 1162

Status

RELATING TO VISITOR IMPACT FEES.

Establishes a visitor impact fee program within the Department of Land and Natural Resources, through which the department will collect a fee for a license to visit a state park, forest, hiking trail, or other state natural area. Establishes the Environmental Legacy Commission to allocate revenues from the visitor impact fee to protect and manage natural resources. Establishes, and appropriates moneys into and out of, the visitor impact fee special fund.

 

TOU, WAL, FIN

HB 1233

Status

RELATING TO TOURISM.

Requires the School of Travel Industry Management of the University of Hawaii to conduct a study that assesses the tourism social carrying capacity for each of the islands of Oahu, Maui, Hawaii, and Kauai. Requires the School of Travel Industry Management to consult with the Department of Health and Department of Land and Natural Resources. Appropriates moneys.

 

TOU, WAL, FIN

HB 1237

Status

RELATING TO A GREEN USER FEE PROGRAM.

Requires the department of land and natural resources to establish a green user fee program to collect user fees for certain state parks. Requires the department of land and natural resources to develop a mobile application for the green user fee program. Exempts certain individuals from the green user fee program. Appropriates funds.

 

TOU, WAL, FIN

HB 1238

Status

RELATING TO TRANSIENT ACCOMMODATIONS HOSTING PLATFORMS.

Authorizes the counties to adopt an ordinance regulating the operation of hosting platforms that provide booking services for transient accommodation operators.

 

TOU, CPC, FIN

HB 1374

Status

RELATING TO THE COUNTIES.

Makes explicit the counties' authority to regulate hosting platforms providing booking services for short-term rentals. Includes swapping, bartering, or exchange of a residential dwelling, or portion thereof, in the definition of "short-term rental".

 

TOU, CPC, FIN

 

 

 

 

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Rep. Sean Quinlan

Chair