Category Archives: Transient Accommodations Tax (HRS 237D)

SB 1591

SUBJECT: TRANSIENT ACCOMMODATIONS, New Public Places Special Fund

BILL NUMBER:  SB 1591

INTRODUCED BY: MORIWAKI

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: Creates a Public Places Special Fund to fund hiring private security to work with county law enforcement to enforce state or county laws, rules, ordinances, or regulations prohibiting camping, loitering, nuisance, or other violations in public places. Allocates .005 per cent of the transient accommodations tax to the Public Places Special Fund to be allocated to the counties in proportion to the amount of tax collected in each county.    Continue reading SB 1591

HB 1375

SUBJECT: TRANSIENT ACCOMMODATIONS, GENERAL EXCISE, Replace Hawaii Tourism Authority with Destination Management Agency

BILL NUMBER:  HB 1375

INTRODUCED BY:  HB by QUINLAN, AMATO, HUSSEY-BURDICK, KAPELA, KOBAYASHI, LAMOSAO, LOWEN, MARTEN, PERRUSO, POEPOE, Ganaden, Martinez

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: Establishes the powers, duties, and responsibilities of the destination management agency, including its director and commission. Establishes the tourism special fund, which receives an allocation from transient accommodations tax revenue. Repeals the Hawaiʻi tourism authority (HTA). Continue reading HB 1375

HB 211

SUBJECT: TRANSIENT ACCOMMODATIONS, Advertising Requirements

BILL NUMBER:  HB 211

INTRODUCED BY:  QUINLAN, GATES, HASHIMOTO, HOLT, HUSSEY-BURDICK, KILA, KITAGAWA, LAMOSAO, POEPOE, Kobayashi

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:   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. Continue reading HB 211

SB 775 SD 2, Proposed HD 1

SUBJECT:  TRANSIENT ACCOMODATIONS, Reallocates TAT earmarks

BILL NUMBER:  SB 775 SD 2, Proposed HD 1

INTRODUCED BY: House Committees on Labor & Tourism and Finance

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: Establishes the natural resource management special fund and authorizes uses for moneys in the fund. Establishes a natural resource management commission to guide and approve the disbursement of moneys deposited into the fund. Allocates transient accommodations tax revenues to the natural resource management special fund. Allocates transient accommodations tax revenues to the Hawaii tourism authority. Repeals the allocation of transient accommodations tax revenues to the special land and development fund. Appropriates funds from the natural resource management special fund and for operating expenses of the Hawaii tourism authority. Continue reading SB 775 SD 2, Proposed HD 1

HB 1839 HD 2

SUBJECT:  TRANSIENT ACCOMMODATIONS, Include Camper Van Rentals

BILL NUMBER: HB 1839 HD 2

INTRODUCED BY: House Committee on Labor and Tourism

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:   Makes camper vans a type of transient accommodation, the rental of which is subject to the transient accommodations tax (TAT).  We are wondering whether this is a solution in search of a problem, and what direction this will take us. Continue reading HB 1839 HD 2

SB 2879

SUBJECT:  GENERAL EXCISE, TRANSIENT ACCOMMODATIONS, Requires Proof of Payment of Taxes Before Writ of Possession May Issue

BILL NUMBER:  SB 2879

INTRODUCED BY: SAN BUENAVENTURA, CHANG, KIDANI, MISALUCHA, RHOADS, Fevella, Kim

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:   Requires certain landlords, lessors, or plaintiffs in a summary possession action to provide proof of payment of taxes due to the State as a condition of the issuance of a writ of possession.

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HB 1839, HD 1

SUBJECT:  TRANSIENT ACCOMMODATIONS, Include Camper Van Rentals

BILL NUMBER: HB 1839 HD 1

INTRODUCED BY: House Committee on Labor and Tourism

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:   Makes camper vans a type of transient accommodation, the rental of which is subject to the transient accommodations tax (TAT).  We are wondering whether this is a solution in search of a problem, and what direction this will take us.

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HB 2049, SB 3309

SUBJECT:  TRANSIENT ACCOMMODATIONS, Revisor’s Bill

BILL NUMBER:  HB 2049, SB 3309

INTRODUCED BY: HB by SAIKI; SB by KOUCHI

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:   Amends or repeals various provisions of the Hawaii Revised Statutes or the Session Laws of Hawaii for the purposes of correcting errors and references, clarifying language, or deleting obsolete or unnecessary provisions.

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SB 2358; HB 1839

SUBJECT:  TRANSIENT ACCOMMODATIONS, Include Camper Van Rentals

BILL NUMBER: SB 2358; HB 1839

INTRODUCED BY: SB by KEITH-AGARAN, DECOITE, LEE, WAKAI, Kidani, Moriwaki; HB by HASHIMOTO, BRANCO, CLARK, GATES, HASHEM, HOLT, ICHIYAMA, ILAGAN, KITAGAWA, MATAYOSHI, MORIKAWA, NAKAMURA, OHNO, ONISHI, QUINLAN, TAKAYAMA, TAM, TARNAS, WOODSON, YAMASHITA

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:   Makes camper vans a type of transient accommodation, the rental of which is subject to the transient accommodations tax (TAT).  We are wondering whether this is a solution in search of a problem, and what direction this will take us.

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