HI SB986 | 2019 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)
Status: Introduced on January 18 2019 - 25% progression
Action: 2019-02-08 - The committee(s) on EET/PSM/CPH deleted the measure from the public hearing scheduled on 02-11-19 2:50PM in conference room 414.
Pending: Senate Economic Development, Environment, and Technology Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [HTML]


Allows a transient accommodations broker to register as a tax collection agent for its operators and plan managers. Requires operators and plan managers to provide a statement to the transient accommodations broker confirming compliance with all applicable land use and tax laws. Requires the operator or plan manager to provide verification of compliance with state and county land use laws. Requires an operator or plan manager to remove a transient accommodation advertisement upon notice that the property is not in compliance with state law or county ordinance. Establishes a 1-time amnesty program for certain delinquent transient accommodations and general excise tax obligations. Authorizes counties to require the disgorgement of profits obtained through unlawful actions. Authorizes counties to adopt ordinances to amortize or phase out transient accommodations. Allocates up to $1,000,000 of TAT revenues to each county, contingent upon the county establishing a process to provide verification of compliance by an operator or plan manager with county land use laws. Makes it unlawful for transient accommodations brokers to engage in business with operators or plan managers or property managers or activity providers that are not in compliance with all state laws and county ordinances. Makes it unlawful for a hosting platform to provide, and collect a fee for, booking services regarding transient accommodations that are not lawfully certified, registered, or permitted under applicable county ordinance.

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Relating To Transient Accommodations.



2019-02-08SenateThe committee(s) on EET/PSM/CPH deleted the measure from the public hearing scheduled on 02-11-19 2:50PM in conference room 414.
2019-02-07SenateThe committee(s) on EET/PSM/CPH has scheduled a public hearing on 02-11-19 2:50PM in conference room 414.
2019-01-24SenateReferred to EET/PSM/CPH, JDC/WAM.
2019-01-22SenatePassed First Reading.

Same As/Similar To

HB1472 (Same As) 2019-01-28 - Referred to TIA, CPC/JUD, FIN, referral sheet 6


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