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MeasureSubjectMain IssuesNext HearingNext Hearing Date/Time(HST)DescriptionAnalysisTalking PointsReferralStatusCompanionNoted OppositionIntroducer(s)
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SB2831RELATING TO THE COUNTY TRANSIENT ACCOMMODATIONS TAX.DOTAX; Counties; County Transient Accommodations TaxAuthorizes the Department of Taxation to assist a requesting county in levying, assessing, collecting, and otherwise administering the county transient accommodations tax, including delinquencies and penalties, for a 2-year period beginning 1/1/2025.GVO, WAM2.14.24 Deferred
2/8/2024 - Re-Referred to GVO, WAM.
HASHIMOTO, MCKELVEY
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SB2993CONSUMER PROTECTION; TRANSIENT ACCOMODATIONS; TOTAL BOOKING PRICE; RESORT FEES; GOVERNMENT TAXES AND FEES; PENALTIESRELATING TO CONSUMER PROTECTION.Prohibits any operator, transient accommodations broker, or person from offering, listing, advertising, and displaying a rate that does not include all resort fees. Requires all operators, transient accommodations brokers, and persons to include all taxes and fees imposed by a government on a transient accommodation. Establish penalties.CPN/EET, JDC 2/14/2024 - The committee on CPN deferred the measure.
2/13/2024 - The committee(s) on CPN/EET deferred the measure until 02-14-24 9:45AM; Conference Room 229.
MORIWAKI
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HB2606 HD1TRANSIENT ACCOMODATIONS; RENTAL RATES; TRANSPARENCY; UNFAIR METHOD OF COMPETITION, UNFAIR OR DECEPTIVE ACTS; PENALTIES RELATING TO TRANSIENT ACCOMMODATIONS.Requires transient accommodations brokers and any other persons or entities to offer, list, advertise, or display a transient accommodations rental rate that includes all resort fees required for the furnishing of transient accommodations. Requires transient accommodations brokers and any other persons or entities to include all applicable taxes and fees imposed by a government on the stay in the total price to be paid before the consumer reserves the furnishing of transient accommodations. Establishes penalties. Effective 1/1/3000. (HD1)TOU, CPC2/15/2024 - The committee(s) on CPC recommend(s) that the measure be deferred.
2/8/2024 - The committee(s) on CPC recommend(s) that the measure be deferred until 02-15-24.
2/5/2024: Bill scheduled to be heard by CPC on Thursday, 02-08-24 2:00PM in House conference room 329 VIA VIDEOCONFERENCE.
TAM, AMATO, BELATTI, EVSLIN, LA CHICA, LOWEN, MARTEN, MATAYOSHI, MIYAKE, M. MIZUNO, MORIKAWA
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HB1838 SD1RELATING TO ZONING.Short-Term Rentals; County Zoning; TATExpands the zoning powers of counties. Expands the scope of the transient accommodations tax law to include certain shelters and vehicles with sleeping accommodations. Takes effect 7/1/2040. (SD1)SD2: Guts and replaces with exact text of 2919
HD2-HFA2:
Excludes from phase out authority, homes that are owner occupied, as a primary residence of the owner.
HD1: Specifically allows counties to phase out non-conforming single-family transient vacation rentals in any zone over time.
Summary: This bill specifically revises Hawaii Revised Statutes 46-4a to allow counties to amortize or phase out "nonconforming single-family transient vacation rental units over a reasonable period of time" in any zone. Further removes "nonconforming transient vacation rentals units" from the 'residential use' exclusion of the statute.
Action:
Revises state statute that pre-empted counties from phasing out resdiential use property in any zone by excluding transient vacation rentals from the exclusion.
Application: Will allow any county to amortize or phase out, over a 'reasonable period of time', any residential use property in any zone IF that property is being used for transient accomodations requiring a nonconforming use permit. Does not define 'reasonable' nor determine criteria for when the nonconforming use permit was originally issued. Likewise it does not define 'transient vacation rental'.
Ultimately allows counties to do what they like in their zoning with respect to vacation rentals because zoning is in regulated at county level. A county at any time can require all operators (hosted or not to obtain a non-conforming use permit to operate, allowing them to effecitvely eliminate all transient vacation rentals, based on whatever definition the County chooses to use to define transient vacation rentals.
1. Unfairly selects only SFR properties to allow counties to phase out short term use. Arguably, these properties are best suited for short term or temporary housing because they provide space and appropriate facilities for temporary living, versus higher density areas which share walls with neighbors. CPN/EET/PSM, JDC/WAM3/28/2024 - The committee(s) on WAM recommend(s) that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes in WAM were as follows: 11 Aye(s): Senator(s) Dela Cruz, Moriwaki, Aquino, DeCoite, Hashimoto, Inouye, Kidani, Kim, Lee, Wakai, Fevella; Aye(s) with reservations: none ; 0 No(es): none; and 2 Excused: Senator(s) Kanuha, Shimabukuro.
3/20/24 - The committee(s) on CPN recommend(s) that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes in CPN were as follows: 5 Aye(s): Senator(s) Keohokalole, Fukunaga, McKelvey, Awa; Aye(s) with reservations: Senator(s) Richards ; 0 No(es): none; and 0 Excused: none.
/5/2024 - Passed Third Reading as amended in HD 2 with none voting aye with reservations; Representative(s) Garcia, Kong, Souza voting no (3) and Representative(s) Cochran, Woodson excused (2). Transmitted to Senate.
3/1/24 - Forty-eight (48) hours notice Tuesday, 03-05-24. Reported from JHA (Stand. Com. Rep. No. 1063-24) as amended in HD 2, recommending passage on Third Reading.
1/31/2024 - The committee on HSG recommend that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes were as follows: 7 Ayes: Representative(s) Evslin, Aiu, Kila, Miyake, Todd, Matsumoto; Ayes with reservations: Representative(s) Onishi; Noes: none; and 1 Excused: Representative(s) Kitagawa.
Rep Onishi approved with reservations - noted the counties haven't done enough to enforce their own ordinances and that this isn't the way.
Grassroot, Housing for Hawaii, Hawaii Realtors, Airbnb testified in opposition.
SAIKI, AIU, ALCOS, AMATO, BELATTI, CHUN, COCHRAN, EVSLIN, GANADEN, GARRETT, GATES, HASHEM, HOLT, ICHIYAMA, ILAGAN, KAHALOA, KAPELA, KILA, KITAGAWA, KOBAYASHI, LA CHICA, LAMOSAO, LOWEN, MARTEN, MARTINEZ, MATAYOSHI, MATSUMOTO, MIYAKE, M. MIZUNO, MORIKAWA, NAKAMURA, NAKASHIMA, NISHIMOTO, PERRUSO, POEPOE, QUINLAN, SAYAMA, SOUZA, TAKAYAMA, TAKENOUCHI, TAM, TARNAS, TODD, WARD, WOODSON, Garcia, Yamashita
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HB2778 HD1RELATING TO TAXATION.TRANSIENT ACCOMODATIONS TAX; TRANSIENT VACATION RENTALS; RESORT AREAS; SURCHARGE02/23/2024Establishes a surcharge on the transient accommodations tax for transient vacation rental located outside a zoned resort area. Effective 1/1/3000. (HD1)

HD1: Assess a surcharge tax on any transient accomodation rental outside a resort zone in the amount of the greater of 5% of the gross rental proceeds or $25 per day.
Summary: This bill asserts that vacation rental units in non-resort areas create 'adverse impacts' and that the legislature believes additional funds are necessary to mitigate these impacts. This bill would establishes a surcharge on the state transient accommodations tax for transient vacation rental units located outside a zoned resort area.
Action: Assesses an additional monthly surcharge in the amount of the greater of: 1) 5% on gross rental proceeds, 2)5% on the fair market value of a resort timeshare vacation unit, or 3) $25 per day as of January 01, 2025.
Application: This surcharge will affect any operator of a ". . ."short-term rental home", "short-term vacation rental", "transient vacation rental", "transient vacation unit", or "transient vacation use", as defined by county ordinance" that is located outside a resort zone. Also enters "booking service" and "hosting platform" into the defined terms of Hawaii Revised Statutes Section 237D-1.

1. Discriminates against vacation rental owners outside of resort zones to punish those operators rather than to raise taxes for a reasonable purpose. TOU, FIN2/8/2024 - Passed Second Reading as amended in HD 1 and referred to the committee(s) on FIN with none voting aye with reservations; Representative(s) Garcia, Pierick voting no (2) and Representative(s) Nakashima, Nishimoto, Sayama, Ward excused (4).
2/1/2024 - The committee on TOU recommend that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes were as follows: 7 Ayes: Representative(s) Quinlan, Hussey-Burdick, Holt, La Chica, Lamosao, Nakamura; Ayes with reservations: Representative(s) Kong; 1 Noes: Representative(s) Pierick; and Excused: none.
Rep. Elijah Peirick voted against. YAMASHITA
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SB2919 SD2 HD1 CD1RELATING TO PROPERTY.DCCA; Short-Term Rentals; Registration; County Zoning; TAT; Appropriation; General Fund Expenditure Ceiling ExceededPASSED INTO LAWExpands the zoning powers of counties. Expands the scope of the transient accommodations tax law to include certain shelters and vehicles with sleeping accommodations. Takes effect 7/1/2040. (SD1)SD2: Removes 'shelters' as included in definition of transient accomodation rentals
SD1:
Revises HRS 46-4(a) to allow counties to phase out transient accomodation rentals as a type of residential use and asserts that any future "residential" use shall not include transient accomodations. Specifies that counties shall have the right to determine time, place and manner of use and by doing so, it does not create a new type of 'use'. Adds shelters and vehicles advertised as including sleeping accomodations to the definition of transient accomodations.
Summary: Creates new Chapter in Title 26 (Trade Regulation and Practice) to regulate any NEW transitent accomodation rental that is created by this section which shall be administered by the Department of Commerce and Consumer affairs (DCCA) and implemented by the Business Registration Division (Breg) of DCCA. Creates many definitions including classes of dwellings, but specifically excludes all hotels, lodging houses, rooming houses, boarding houses, boarding schools, furnished room houses, lodgings, club houses and university and school dormitories. Also excludes all short term rentals that were regulated by any county before the effective date of this bill, and all timeshares regulated under 514E.
Effectively limits all new registrations to owner occupants; provides Breg will verify zoning, safety of property; requires owner to be present during rental operations and provides for a public list with detailed info on each rental. Establishes stringent reporting requirements on hosting platforms as well as $10k a day fines for any violation of the chapter. Recommends City of NY as model for creation and implementation of the regulations.
Section 2 revises HRS 46-4(a) to give counties full authority to determine the 'time, place, and duration' of any zoing 'use' as well as the authority to phase out any use. Also establishes a transient vacation rental is any use (specific to this section) of less than 180 days.
Adds 'shelter' and vehicles that advertise 'sleeping accomodations' to definition of transitent accomodations in the state tax code.
Action: Effectively removes regulation of transient accomodations from County to the state. Requires any new transient accomodation rental register with DCCA via Breg, and limits those who are allowed to register to owner occupant hosts. Creates a registration process and ongoing reporting requirements for hosting platforms with large penalties for violations. Allows counties to phase out any use developed after the first zoning codes were established in each county. Adds shelters and vehicles (advertising sleeping quarters) to definition of transient accomodation.
Application: This bill is problematic. It attempts to move regulation of short term rentals - only those created after the effective date of this law - to the state. This would create confusion with two different regulatory bodies in each County, with different operating standards, registration processes and enforcement agents. The definitions are in adequate and omit pertinent terms such as "Class B Dwelling" which is specifically used. The regulation also conflicts with itself (e.g., section C(j) requires notificaiton to owner, yet C(c)(1) requires applicant to be the 'owner and permanent occupant' of the dwelling. The regulation also requires the owner be present during the rental which is impractical. The public list the division will maintain will have addresses of all rentals which is potentially a privacy and safety issue particularly because the rental must be occupied by the owner, and there are no criteria for denial or revocation though they are mentioned.
Somewhat disjointed, the regulation also attempts to revise 46-4a to give counties the authority to regulate 'use' based on duration of that use, and to phase out all use that was established by their zoning codes at any time. As well as revising Hawaii Tax Code by adding shelters and vehicles to the list of transient accomodations regulated by the code. The Hawaii State Consitution states that each bill, "can encompass only one subject." The attempt to revise Hawaii Revised Statutes Division 2, Title 6 and Title 14 in one bill seems to violate this rule.
1. The legislature, when drafting the Hawaii Revised Statutes, saw need to protect residential use. Counties should not now be allowed to limit ANY residential use.
2. Until the counties and state make significant efforts to create housing, we should not be so quick to take away property rights of others to achieve these goals. Many of these people are locals themselves who have worked hard to achieve home ownership or had their homes for generations. The housing crises needs to be a group effort, led predominantly by our government, not rested so heavily on the future of existing property owners to give up opportunity.
3. Only half of the short term rentals in the state are owned by non-residents - that means HALF ARE RESIDENTS. Why allow counties to be reactionary to long-term problems that will HURT residents with so little assurance the results will be meaningful.
4. Vacant homes continue to be an issue in housing, not homes lived in and shared with guests. Any push to give counties the right to take away residential use will only result in even more homes sitting vacant because those who cannot survive will sell - to outsiders who can afford to leave the houses vacant.
5. Availability of housing does not directly result in affordability. Forcing folks to leave or sell because they cannot afford to stay if unable to participate in the higher returns of tourism does not mean they will be selling for below market prices. It only assures us that more and more mainlanders will become homeowners in Hawaii, while locals will be assured they can never leverage their property to increase their financial futures.
6. If the state can give the county the right to phase out specific types of use, when will counties decide to phase out second homes, or long-term rentals in some areas, or homes occupied by retired folks?
HSG/TOU, FIN4/2/24 The committee on FIN recommend that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes were as follows: 13 Ayes: Representative(s) Yamashita, Kitagawa, Aiu, Chun, Cochran, Garrett, Kahaloa, Kila, Lamosao, Morikawa, Nishimoto, Poepoe, Takenouchi; Ayes with reservations: none; 2 Noes: Representative(s) Alcos, Ward; and 1 Excused: Representative(s) Kobayashi.
3/20/2024 - Passed Second Reading as amended in HD 1 and referred to the committee(s) on FIN with Representative(s) Alcos, Garcia, Matsumoto voting aye with reservations; Representative(s) Kong, Pierick, Souza, Ward voting no (4) and Representative(s) Holt, Kitagawa, Lamosao, Lowen, Nakashima excused (5).
3/15/2024 - The committee on TOU recommend that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes were as follows: 4 Ayes: Representative(s) Quinlan, Hussey-Burdick, Holt, Nakamura; Ayes with reservations: none; 2 Noes: Representative(s) Kong, Pierick; and 2 Excused: Representative(s) La Chica, Lamosao.
3/5/2024 - Report Adopted; Passed Third Reading, as amended (SD 2). Ayes, 25; Aye(s) with reservations: none. Noes, 0 (none). Excused, 0 (none). Transmitted to House.
3/1/2024 - 3/1/2024 - 48 Hrs. Notice 03-05-24.
2/2/2024 - The committee(s) on CPN recommend(s) that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes in CPN were as follows: 5 Aye(s): Senator(s) Keohokalole, Fukunaga, McKelvey, Awa; Aye(s) with reservations: Senator(s) Richards ; 0 No(es): none; and 0 Excused: none.

KEOHOKALOLE, CHANG, DECOITE, HASHIMOTO, Fukunaga, Kidani
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HB2406 HD2RELATING TO STATE FINANCES.DLNR; Climate Health and Environmental Action Special Fund
Passed Second Reading as amended in HD 1 and referred to the committee(s) on FIN
Establishes the Climate Health and Environmental Action Special Fund in the Department of Land and Natural Resources to minimize the impacts of, and respond to, climate crises. Imposes an additional $25 dollar tax on transient accommodations. Allocates a portion of transient accommodations tax revenue to the Climate Health and Environmental Action Special Fund. Narrows the transient accommodations tax exemption for accommodations furnished at no charge or on a complimentary or gratuitous basis to accommodations for the purpose of providing emergency housing to persons displaced as a result of a state of emergency or state disaster. Effective 7/1/3000. (HD1)HD1: Collects additional $25 per month tax on transient accomodation rentals to the Environmental Action Fund.

Companion bill to SB3095.
Allows the state to assess and collect a monthly $25 tax on all transient accommodations for environmental impacts with exceptions as outlined in exisitng tax code 237D-3.
1. Aren't TA taxes collected enough already?
2. If climate crises are a priority, then prioritize the funds from taxes already assessed in the 10.25 transient tax.
EEP, FINMissed second lateral filing date
3/5/2024 - Passed Third Reading as amended in HD 2 with none voting aye with reservations; Representative(s) Garcia, Kong voting no (2) and Representative(s) Cochran, Woodson excused (2). Transmitted to Senate.
3/1/2024 - Forty-eight (48) hours notice Tuesday, 03-05-24.
2/23/24 - The committee on FIN recommend that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes were as follows: 12 Ayes: Representative(s) Yamashita, Kitagawa, Chun, Lamosao, Morikawa, Nishimoto, Poepoe, Takenouchi, Alcos; Ayes with reservations: Representative(s) Aiu, Kahaloa, Ward; 1 Noes: Representative(s) Kobayashi; and 3 Excused: Representative(s) Cochran, Garrett, Kila.
2/16/2024 - Passed Second Reading as amended in HD 1 and referred to the committee(s) on FIN with none voting aye with reservations; Representative(s) Garcia voting no (1) and Representative(s) Aiu, Garrett, Perruso, Takayama, Todd excused (5).
2/13/2024 - The committee on EEP recommend that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes were as follows: 4 Ayes: Representative(s) Lowen, Cochran, Kahaloa, Perruso; Ayes with reservations: none; Noes: none; and 3 Excused: Representative(s) Gates, Woodson, Ward.
SB3095
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SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party)
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HB1875RELATING TO THE COUNTY TRANSIENT ACCOMMODATIONS TAX.Maui County Council Package; County Transient Accommodations TaxRepeals the maximum tax rate of the county transient accommodations tax.Summary: Current state statute limits county transient accomodation tax at 3%, this bill would repeal that limit.
Action: Repeals state caps on amount of transient tax a county can assess.
Application: Counties could establish on their own, by ordinance, any amount as a tax on transient accomodation rentals income.
TOU, LGO, JHA, FINWaiting for first hearingSB2206SAIKI (Introduced by request of another party)
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SB3105RELATING TO TAXATION.Housing; Tax Amnesty Program; Transient Accommodation; Long-Term Rental Conversions; Rentals; Tax Waivers and Exemptions; Department of TaxationRequires the Director of Taxation to develop and administer a one-time tax amnesty program that would waive criminal prosecution, fines, penalties, and interest related to general excise tax and transient accommodations tax for qualified owners who convert an eligible property to a long-term rental through a two-year written resident lease agreement, subject to certain conditions. Provides a conveyance tax exemption for certain real property furnished as a transient accommodation during the period from January 1, 2023, to July 1, 2024. Provides an income tax exemption for capital gains from the sale of certain short-term rental properties furnished as transient accommodation and closing after June 30, 2024, and before January 1, 2026, subject to certain conditions.Companion to SB2416. HOU/EET, JDC/WAMWaiting for first hearingHB2416KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party)
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SB3095RELATING TO STATE FINANCES.DLNR; Climate Health and Environmental Action Special FundEstablishes the Climate Health and Environmental Action Special Fund in the Department of Land and Natural Resources to minimize the impacts of, and respond to, climate crises funded by a $25 tax on transient accommodations. Exempts certain housing used for emergencies during a state disaster from the Transient Accommodations Tax.Companion bill to HB2406. WTL/AEN/EET, WAM/JDCWaiting for first hearingHB2406KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party)
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HB2081 HD2TRANSIENT ACCOMODATIONS TAX; MINIMUM TAX; INCREASE; DLNR; NATURAL RESOURCES; APPROPRIATION; EXPENDITURE CEILINGRELATING TO GOVERNMENT.Increases the transient accommodation tax rate by 1%. Requires an additional $20 transient accommodation tax to be levied per night for each furnishing of transient accommodations that is paid for with points or miles. Appropriates funds to DLNR for protection, management, and restoration of the State's natural resources. Effective 1/1/3000. (HD1)HD2: Assesses $50 per night on any accomodations made with points or miles; increases the TA to 11.25% and assesses a penalty of $10k per day for non-compliance.

HD1:
Increases the Transient Tax rate to 11.25% and assesses an extra $50 per night on every transient accomodation rental.

Summary: Requires a tax payment of the greater of $50 or the TA tax assessed.
EET/WTL, WAM/JDC
Missed second lateral filing date
3/5/2024 - Passed Third Reading as amended in HD 2 with none voting aye with reservations; Representative(s) Garcia, Kong voting no (2) and Representative(s) Cochran, Woodson excused (2). Transmitted to Senate.
3/1/2024 - Forty-eight (48) hours notice Tuesday, 03-05-24.
The committee on FIN recommend that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes were as follows: 12 Ayes: Representative(s) Yamashita, Kitagawa, Aiu, Chun, Kobayashi, Lamosao, Morikawa, Nishimoto, Poepoe, Takenouchi; Ayes with reservations: Representative(s) Kahaloa, Alcos; 1 Noes: Representative(s) Ward; and 3 Excused: Representative(s) Cochran, Garrett, Kila.
2/15/2024 - Passed Second Reading as amended in HD 1 and referred to the committee(s) on FIN with Representative(s) Kong voting aye with reservations; Representative(s) Garcia, Ward voting no (2) and Representative(s) Garrett, Matayoshi, Perruso, Sayama, Takayama excused (5).
2/8/2024 - The committee on WAL recommend that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes were as follows: 6 Ayes: Representative(s) Ichiyama, Poepoe, Chun, M. Mizuno, Morikawa, Souza; Ayes with reservations: none; Noes: none; and 3 Excused: Representative(s) Ganaden, Hashem, Takayama.
ICHIYAMA, LOWEN, QUINLAN, TODD, YAMASHITA
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HB1537 HD2PROPOSING AMENDMENTS TO ARTICLES VIII AND X OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF HAWAII TO AUTHORIZE THE LEGISLATURE TO ESTABLISH A SURCHARGE ON RESIDENTIAL INVESTMENT PROPERTY TO INCREASE FUNDING FOR PUBLIC EDUCATION.Constitutional Amendment; Public Education; Residential Investment Property SurchargeProposes amendments to the Hawaii State Constitution to repeal the counties exclusive power to tax real property and authorize the Legislature to establish a state surcharge on real property taxation levied by the counties on certain residential investment properties for the purpose of helping to fund public education for all of Hawaii's children and adults. Effective 7/1/3000. (HD2)HD2: Allows to be placed on the ballot two questions: the first is to change the constitution to remove the 'exclusive right' of the Counties to tax real property and the second is allow the taxing of these specific properties to fund public education. Allows the state to assess a surcharge on the Counties' collection of property tax for any residential investment property valued at over $3M. For purposes of this section, residential investment property includes all real property including apartments, condominiums, and all appertenances to that are not the owner's primary resdience.
Sumary:
Proposes to allow the state to asses a surcharge on non-owner occupied residential properties valued at $3M or more to provide additional funding for education in the state.
Action: By function of a Constitutional amendment which would repeal the Counties 'exclusive' right to assess taxes on real property, this proposed measure would allow the state to assess a surcharge on investment property.
Application: This measure would affect all real property including apartments and condominiums, buildings, structures, etc., that are dedicated for residential use and that do not serve as the owner's primary residence.
There is no stated amount of proposed surcharge, when it might take effect, nor the method of measurement for the value.
1. This is a money grab, 'tax the rich' scheme - where does it end when the state needs money?
2. The County's have the sole authority to tax property, this bill changes the state consitution. To make such an amendment to justify taxing a single segment of the population with higher taxes is egregious.
3. If the state takes this authority from the County, where does it end? What about home rule? Home rule for somethings but not others?
4. There are no guard rails in place here - how much would the state attempt to charge?How would they determine value and occupancy?
5. This tax will certainly roll down to the occupants in higher rental rates; this unfairly affects non-homeowners.
EDN, JHA, FIN2/14/2024 - Reported from JHA (Stand. Com. Rep. No. 384-24) as amended in HD 2, recommending referral to FIN.
2/8/2024 - The committee on JHA recommend that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes were as follows: 8 Ayes: Representative(s) Tarnas, Takayama, Ganaden, Ichiyama, Ilagan, Souza; Ayes with reservations: Representative(s) Evslin, Holt; 1 Noes: Representative(s) Kong; and 1 Excused: Representative(s) Miyake.
2/5/2024 - Reported from EDN (Stand. Com. Rep. No. 41-24) as amended in HD 1, recommending passage on Second Reading and referral to JHA.
SB2056City and County of Honolulu
Tax Department County of Hawaii
Mayor Bissen, County of Maui
PERRUSO, AMATO, GANADEN, HUSSEY-BURDICK, KAPELA, LOWEN, MARTEN, TAM, TARNAS
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SB3174 SD1FEES; TAX CLEARANCES; COLLECTION OF RENTAL PAYMENTS BY THRID PARTY; UNFAIR COMPETITION PENALTY; GENERAL EXCISE TAX; TRANSIENT ACCOMODATIONS TAXRELATING TO STATE TAX ADMINISTRATION.Eliminates an obsolete fee for a certified copy of a tax clearance. Adds a penalty for failure to comply with reporting requirements under general excise tax law and transient accommodations tax law for collection of rent by a third party. Raises the unfair competition penalty under general excise tax law to adjust for inflation. Takes effect 1/1/2025. (SD1)JDC, WAM2/8/2024 - Report adopted; Passed Second Reading, as amended (SD 1) and referred to WAM.
2/2/2024: The committee(s) on JDC recommend(s) that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes in JDC were as follows: 5 Aye(s): Senator(s) Rhoads, Gabbard, Elefante, San Buenaventura, Awa; Aye(s) with reservations: none ; 0 No(es): none; and 0 Excused: none.
HB2485KOUCHI (Introduced by request of another party)
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SB2140RELATING TO CONSUMER PROTECTION.Consumer Protection; Transient Accommodations; Booking Transactions; Drip Pricing; Disclosures; Junk FeesProhibits any person from charging any fees on a transient accommodation or resort time share vacation interest, plan, or unit that were not disclosed before the time of purchase. Requires a person to clearly and conspicuously display in each advertisement for a transient accommodation or resort time share vacation interest, plan, or unit a rate or price that includes all fees to be charged at the time of purchase. Requires any taxes and fees that are displayed as a percentage of the cost on a booking transaction also be displayed as a dollar amount at the time of purchase.Nearly identical in subject to SB2239EET, CPN/JDCWaiting for first hearingRHOADS, Moriwaki, Shimabukuro
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HB2416 HD1HOUSING; TAX AMNESTY PROGRAM; TRANSIENT ACCOMODATION; LONG-TERM RENTAL CONVERSIONS; RENTALS; TAX WAIVERS; WAIVERS AND EXEMPTIONS; DEPARTMENT OF TAXATION RELATING TO TAXATION
Passed Second Reading as amended in HD 1 and referred to the committee(s) on FIN
Provides a conveyance tax exemption for certain real property furnished as a transient accommodation. Repeals 1/1/2026. Effective 7/1/3000. (HD1)HD1: Specifically exempts from conveyace tax due on a sale between 6/30/24 and 12/31/25 amounts owed on any property valued at under $2M that was used as a STR from 1/1/23 to 6/30/2024 and is sold to a party that intents to occupy the property as their primary home and does not have an interest in the property or any other property and is not a relative of the seller. 1. This bill does absolutely nothing to increase homeownership for locals nor does it increase available long-term rentals. HSG/TOU, FINMissed second lateral filing date
3/5/2024 - Passed Third Reading with Representative(s) Hussey-Burdick voting aye with reservations; Representative(s) Aiu, Amato, Kila, Lamosao, Marten, Perruso, Poepoe voting no (7) and Representative(s) Cochran, Woodson excused (2). Transmitted to Senate.
3/1/2024 - Reported from FIN (Stand. Com. Rep. No. 880-24), recommending passage on Third Reading.2/26/24 - The committee on FIN recommend that the measure be PASSED, UNAMENDED. The votes were as follows: 15 Ayes: Representative(s) Yamashita, Kitagawa, Chun, Garrett, Kahaloa, Kila, Kobayashi, Lamosao, Morikawa, Nishimoto, Poepoe, Takenouchi, Alcos, Ward; Ayes with reservations: Representative(s) Aiu; Noes: none; and 1 Excused: Re/presentative(s) Cochran.
2/16/2024 - Report adopted; Passed Second Reading, as amended (SD 1) and referred to JDC.
2/9/2024 - The committee on TOU recommend that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes were as follows: 6 Ayes: Representative(s) Quinlan, Hussey-Burdick, Holt, Lamosao, Nakamura, Pierick; Ayes with reservations: none; Noes: none; and 2 Excused: Representative(s) Kong, La Chica.
SB3105
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HB1630 HD1COUNTIES; ZONING; URBAN DISTRICT; SUBDIVISION; RESIDENTIAL LOTS; APPROVAL; IMPACT FEES ASSESSMENT; CALCULATION RELATING TO URBAN DEVELOPMENT.
The committee on JHA recommend that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS
Part II: Prohibits county zoning ordinances from not allowing four or more residential units per residential lot within an urban district. Requires the counties to allow for attached and detached additional units or accessory dwelling units but authorizes the counties to impose certain restrictions. Part III: Provides that a parcel zoned for residential use that is in the state urban land use district shall not be prohibited from being subdivided, consolidated, or resubdivided under certain conditions. Part IV: Requires the counties to consider the square footage of a development when determining the development's proportionate share of public facility capital improvement costs. Permits the appropriate board of water supply to calculate impact fees based on total number of fixtures when the public facility impacted is a water or sewage facility. Effective 1/1/2026.Provides for revisions to 46-4a that would allow counties among other things, to "Restrict short-term rentals, as defined by each county, including by imposition of mandatory owner-occupancy requirements for short-term rentals" HSG/WAL/JHACrossed over
3/1/2024 - (S) Received from House (Hse. Com. No. 14).
2/21/2024 - Passed Second Reading as amended in HD 1; placed on the calendar for Third Reading with Representative(s) Alcos, Chun, Kong, Lamosao, Matayoshi, Poepoe, Sayama voting aye with reservations; Representative(s) Garcia, Garrett, Hussey-Burdick, Kobayashi, Marten, Nishimoto, Takenouchi, Ward voting no (8) and Representative(s) Amato, Cochran, Gates, Kapela, Perruso, Woodson excused (6).
2/12/2024: The committee on JHA recommend that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes were as follows: 10 Ayes: Representative(s) Tarnas, Takayama, Evslin, Ganaden, Holt, Ichiyama, Ilagan, Miyake, Souza; Ayes with reservations: Representative(s) Kong; Noes: none; and Excused: none.
SB3202
48 Hrs. Notice 03-05-24
EVSLIN, AIU, AMATO, COCHRAN, ILAGAN, KAHALOA, KILA, LOWEN, MIYAKE, MORIKAWA, NAKASHIMA, SAIKI, SOUZA, TAM, TARNAS, WARD
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