Rep. Gene Ward Addresses HB 963 Transient Accommodations Tax (second time)

Rep. Gene Ward said he was “hoodwinked” two years ago. “This is a teachable moment because there are sons and daughters of the PLDC still alive in this body,” he said from the House of Representatives.

RELATING TO TRANSIENT ACCOMMODATIONS TAX.
Report Title: Transient Accommodations Tax
Description: Makes permanent the Transient Accommodations Tax rate of 9.25 per cent and the amounts to be distributed to the Tourism Special Fund and the counties. Repeals the limit on deposits into the Tourism Special Fund and certain additional taxes. Adjusts percentages of revenues to be deposited into specific special funds and revenues transferred to the counties. Effective July 1, 2013. (HB963 HD1)

• CURRENT TAT — TAT is currently 9.25 percent until Jun 30, 2015, where it would drop back to 7.25 percent; bill proposes to make the 9.25 percent permanent

Headshot Ward # 5Contact: repward@capitol.hawaii.gov Excerpt from Capitol TV

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Rep Bob McDermott Addresses Transiet Accommodation Tax ( second time)

RELATING TO TRANSIENT ACCOMMODATIONS TAX.
Report Title: Transient Accommodations Tax
Description: Makes permanent the Transient Accommodations Tax rate of 9.25 per cent and the amounts to be distributed to the Tourism Special Fund and the counties. Repeals the limit on deposits into the Tourism Special Fund and certain additional taxes. Adjusts percentages of revenues to be deposited into specific special funds and revenues transferred to the counties. Effective July 1, 2013. (HB963 HD1)

Makes permanent the Transient Accommodations Tax (TAT) rate of 9.25 percent; repeals the TAT deposit cap on the Tourism Special Fund

Headshot mcdermottContact: repmcdermott@capitol.hawaii.gov

Representatives Ward, Fale and McDermott Address HB 963 Transient Accommodation TAX

 

RELATING TO TRANSIENT ACCOMMODATIONS TAX.
Report Title: Transient Accommodations Tax
Description: Makes permanent the Transient Accommodations Tax rate of 9.25 per cent and the amounts to be distributed to the Tourism Special Fund and the counties. Repeals the limit on deposits into the Tourism Special Fund and certain additional taxes. Adjusts percentages of revenues to be deposited into specific special funds and revenues transferred to the counties. Effective July 1, 2013. (HB963 HD1)

2/14/2013 H Passed Second Reading as amended in HD 1 and referred to the committee(s) on FIN with Representative(s) Hanohano, Ing, McKelvey, Morikawa, Ward voting aye with reservations; Representative(s) Fale, McDermott voting no (2) and Representative(s) Har, Tokioka excused (2).

Mcdermott and Fale chamberContact: repward@capitol.hawaii.gov, repfale@capitol.hawaii.gov, repmcdermott@capitol.hawaii.gov

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Reps. Thielen, Ward and Fale Addresses HB 1133 Relating to Public Land

“I’m rising in strong support of the bill that repeals the Public Land Development Corporation, said Representative Cynthia Thielen about HB 1133.

…”This really is a victory for the people of Hawaii,” continued Thielen from the chamber floor.

RELATING TO PUBLIC LAND.
Report Title: Public Land Development Corporation

Description: Repeals the Public Land Development Corporation. Transfers certain assets to the Department of Land and Natural Resources.

2/14/2013 H Passed Third Reading with none voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Har, Tokioka excused (2). Transmitted to Senate.

chamber sittingContact: repthielen@capitol.hawaii.gov Excerpt from Capitol.TV