2014 Legislative Update
For information on the legislative process, the Hawai‘i State Legislature has a wonderful resource called “A Citizen’s Guide to Participation in the Legislative Process,” which you can find here.
To access additional information regarding the bills below, you can:
- Click on the bill # to view a copy of the bill.
- Click on the hearing date to view the hearing notice.
- You may also view the bills, status of bills, committee reports & hearing notices at the legislative website: http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov
Broadcast of hearing & briefings are available at www.capitoltv.org
STATUS OF BILLS
Note: Amended bills will be provided when available.
SB2609 SD1 HD1 Relating to Minimum Wage. Increases minimum wage rate to $8.20 per hour beginning on 1/1/15, $9.15 per hour beginning on 1/1/16, and $10.10 per hour beginning on 1/1/17. Changes the tip credit and tip credit deactivation trigger amounts to unspecified amounts. Effective 7/1/2050. PASSED SECOND READING AS AMENDED IN HD1, REFERRED TO FIN.
SB3074 Relating to Hotel Class Liquor Licenses. Amends the definition of “hotel” for purposes of qualification for a hotel class liquor license by deleting requirement that a hotel have a kitchen and dining room. CPC RECOMMENDS MEASURE TO BE PASSED UNAMENDED.
HR130 / HCR171 URGING THE COUNTY COUNCILS TO ENACT LEGISLATION THAT ADDRESSES THE CONCERNS ASSOCIATED WITH THE CONVERSION OF HAWAII”S TRADITIONAL RESORT HOTEL ROOMS INTO CONDOMINIUMS, CONDOMINIUM HOTELS, TIMESHARES, OR INDIVIDUAL VACATION UNITS. REPORT ADOPTED, REFERRED TO FIN.
2014 Public Affairs Position Statements
The Public Affairs Position Statements reflect issues of importance to the hospitality and visitor industry, as well as HLTA’s positions on these issues. HLTA uses these positions as the foundation for our legislative efforts. Click here for a copy of the 2014 Public Affairs Position Statements.
Take Action and Get Involved!
In order to truly be effective down at the Capitol, we need the full support of the industry. That means lending your voice to our efforts. To learn more about how YOU can get involved, click here.
2014 Visitor Industry Charity Walk
- May 3—VICW Lanai and Molokai
- May 10 -VICW Hawaii Island and Maui
- May 17—VICW Kauai and Oahu
Save the Dates for These Important Events
Hawaii Lodging, Hospitality and Food Expo
July 9-10, 2014
HLTA Scholarship Golf Tournament – Hawaii Prince Golf Club
August 14, 2014. Registration packet available soon
187th General Membership Meeting
Hilton Waikoloa Village
October 3-5, 2014