Category Archives: Miscellaneous

HB 567 HD 1

SUBJECT:  GENERAL EXCISE, USE, MISCELLANEOUS, GET Exemption and School Impact Fee Exemption for DHHL Housing

BILL NUMBER:  HB 567 HD 1

INTRODUCED BY: House Committee on Housing

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: Exempts housing development for the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands from general excise tax and school impact fee requirements. Extends the issuance of county affordable housing credits to the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands. Continue reading HB 567 HD 1

SB 1534

SUBJECT: FUEL, MISCELLANEOUS, MOTOR VEHICLE, New Road Usage Charge for Electric Vehicles

BILL NUMBER:  SB 1534

INTRODUCED BY: LEE

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: Replaces the $50 annual vehicle registration surcharge for electric vehicles with a capped mileage-based road user fee for electric vehicles. Establishes the Hawaiʻi Highway Safety and Modernization Council effective 7/1/2023; provided that implementation of user fees take effect 1/1/2025. Continue reading SB 1534

SB 817, HB 852

SUBJECT: Enterprise Zones; Eligibility; Eligible Business Activities; Renewable Energy

BILL NUMBER:  SB 817, HB 852

INTRODUCED BY: DELA CRUZ, CHANG, KEITH-AGARAN, MCKELVEY, Kidani, Wakai; HB by HOLT, BELATTI, COCHRAN, HASHIMOTO, KITAGAWA, LAMOSAO, LOWEN, MARTEN, MATAYOSHI, ONISHI, QUINLAN, TAKENOUCHI, TODD

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: Amends the definition of “eligible business activity” to include the processing of value-added agricultural products grown within an enterprise zone and the development or production of renewable energy. Continue reading SB 817, HB 852

SB 448, HB 567

SUBJECT:  GENERAL EXCISE, MISCELLANEOUS, GET Exemption and School Impact Fee Exemption for DHHL Housing

BILL NUMBER:  HB 567, SB 448

INTRODUCED BY: HB by HOLT, AMATO, GANADEN, GATES, HASHIMOTO, MARTEN, MORIKAWA, QUINLAN, TARNAS, TODD, WARD; SB by KEOHOKALOLE

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: Exempts housing development for the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands from general excise tax and school impact fee requirements. Extends the issuance of county affordable housing credits to the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands.

Continue reading SB 448, HB 567

HB 537

SUBJECT: MISCELLANEOUS, New tax on electronic smoking devices

BILL NUMBER:  HB 537, SB 1214

INTRODUCED BY:  HB by MATAYOSHI, AMATO, COCHRAN, GARRETT, KAPELA, KILA, KITAGAWA, LOWEN, MARTEN, NAKASHIMA, NISHIMOTO, PERRUSO, SAYAMA, TARNAS, Chun, Ganaden; SB by SAN BUENAVENTURA

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: Establishes a tax equal to 70% of the manufacturer’s list price for electronic smoking devices and e-liquid products. Expands the electronic smoking device retailer registration unit to include wholesalers. Requires electronic cigarette wholesalers to register with the electronic smoking device retailer and wholesaler registration unit. Continue reading HB 537

HB 1237

SUBJECT: MISCELLANEOUS, Green User Fee Program

BILL NUMBER:  HB 1237

INTRODUCED BY:  HB by QUINLAN, GATES, HUSSEY-BURDICK, KAPELA, KILA, KITAGAWA, LAMOSAO, LOWEN, MARTEN, NAKASHIMA, TAKAYAMA, TAKENOUCHI, TAM, TODD

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: 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. Continue reading HB 1237

HB 1162

SUBJECT: MISCELLANEOUS, Visitor Impact Fee

BILL NUMBER:  HB 1162, SB 304

INTRODUCED BY:  HB by SAIKI; SB by DELA CRUZ, AQUINO, AWA, CHANG, KANUHA, KEITH-AGARAN, KIM, LEE, MCKELVEY, MORIWAKI, RHOADS, Kidani, Richards, Shimabukuro, Wakai

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: 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.         Continue reading HB 1162

HB 442

SUBJECT: MISCELLANEOUS, Visitor Green Fee Program

BILL NUMBER:  HB 442, SB 658

INTRODUCED BY:  HB by LOWEN, COCHRAN, GANADEN, HUSSEY-BURDICK, KAPELA, KITAGAWA, LAMOSAO, MARTEN, MIZUNO, NAKASHIMA, PERRUSO, QUINLAN, TAKAYAMA, TAM, TARNAS, TODD; SB by GABBARD

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: 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 Hawaiʻi’s natural and outdoor recreational resources. Appropriates funds for the establishment of the environmental legacy commission and a strategic plan. Requires annual reports to the legislature on the progress of the program. Continue reading HB 442