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2018 Legislative Briefings

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Keep Abreast of What the Legislature Is Doing to You


In the 2018 legislative session, we expect lots of discussion around the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, and how much of it will be incorporated into Hawaii income tax law.  The infamous “AirBnB Bill” will be back, as well as county-backed pleas to send more of the hotel room tax their way.  We also expect action out of the Department of Transportation, which asked for hikes in the fuel tax, vehicle weight tax, and registration fees two years in a row without success.  We expect lawmakers to be careful, as 2018 is an election year, but many tax-related measures still will be moving. We’ll be following these issues and more at the Tax Foundation of Hawaii’s Legislative Briefings.

Also, as in previous years, a speaker from the Hawaii Employers Council will cover employment-related concerns.  For 2018, the Council expects to see state legislation on a wide variety of labor and employment issues such as paid sick leave, paid family leave, minimum wage, pay transparency, medical marijuana, employment discrimination, legal hiring practices, social media privacy, the Affordable Care Act, and more.  Therefore, 2018 looks to be a busy legislative session in the labor and employment arena.   

We have selected dates for our briefings to coincide with key dates of the legislative calendar.  The briefings, at The Pacific Club, begin at 7:30 a.m. (they should last no more than one hour each) and will include a continental breakfast.  The dates are:

  • Tuesday, February 20, 2018 (After First Lateral)
  • Tuesday, March 13, 2018 (After First Decking)
  • Tuesday, April 10, 2018 (After Second Decking)
  • Monday, May 14, 2018 (Final Wrap-Up)

Please see the event registration form for pricing and details.  If you have additional questions or require special accommodations, please call the Foundation’s staff at 808-536-4587.

Each session will qualify for one CPE credit for Hawaii CPAs. *



* The Tax Foundation of Hawaii is registered with the Hawaii State Board of Public Accountancy as a sponsor of continuing professional education.  Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be addressed to:  Hawaii State Board of Public Accountancy, P.O. Box 3469, Honolulu, Hawaii 96801, (808) 586-2696.


February 20th, 2018 7:30 AM

1451 Queen Emma Street
The Pacific Club
Honolulu, HI 96813
United States



Breakfast Rates
May 14, 2018 (Member) $ 50.00
May 14, 2018 (Non-Member) $ 75.00

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