Aloha OALA members and supporters,
The Hawaii legislative session is underway and on Wednesday, two senate committees will meet to discuss HB2605 Proposed SD1 , which is a new regulation on short-term rentals that could have a significant, negative impact on our industry. The hearing notice is below as well as link to submit written testimony.
Your voice is needed to ensure that this detrimental proposal is defeated!
|COMMITTEE ON ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, TOURISM, AND TECHNOLOGY|
Wednesday, March 21st, 2018
Conference Room 414 at the State Capitol
OPPOSE: HB 2605 Proposed SD1 – Relating to Transient Accommodations
- Allows brokers to collect and remit GET and TAT on behalf of short-term rental operators
- Requires brokers to share certain data and inquire whether operators and managers are in compliance with state and county land use and tax laws
- Severe penalties for not being in compliance – Class C Felony (same as rapist) and/or fines from $25,000.00 up to $100,000.00
YOU CAN MAKE AN IMPACT!