NOTICE OF PUBLICATION AND NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
Notice is hereby given that the Council of the County of Kaua’i will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, August 18, 2021, at 1:30 p.m., or soon thereafter, at the Council Chambers, 4396 Rice Street, Room 201, Historic County Building, Lihu’e, on the following:
Bill No. 2829
A BILL FOR AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING CHAPTER 5, ARTICLE 4,
KAUA’I COUNTY CODE 1987, AS AMENDED, IMPLEMENTING A COUNTY TRANSIENT ACCOMMODATIONS TAX
The purpose of this Bill is to amend Chapter 5, Kaua’i County Code 1987, as amended, by establishing a new Article 4 implementing a County Transient Accommodations Tax, pursuant to Act 1, Special Session Laws of Hawai’i 2021.
Bill No. 2829 would establish a three percent (3%) County Transient Accommodations Tax on all gross rental, gross rental proceeds, and fair market rental value considered taxable under the definitions of Section 237D-1, Hawai’i Revised Statutes. The County Transient Accommodations Tax shall be levied, assessed, and collected each month on the gross rental or gross rental proceeds derived from furnishing transient accommodations. All operators, plan managers, transient accommodations brokers, travel agencies, and tour packagers within the County must hold a State certificate of registration pursuant to Sections 237D-4 and 237D-4.5, Hawai’i Revised Statutes, and on or before the twentieth day of each calendar month, shall file with the County Finance Director a sworn return together with remittance for the amount of tax due.
Bill No. 2829 would also authorize the County Finance Director to enter into an agreement with the State for collection of the County Transient Accommodations Tax, and to promulgate rules to implement the purposes of the County Transient Accommodations Tax.
All interested persons who wish to present their comments may do so at the public hearing. Written testimony prior to the hearing would be appreciated. Written testimony can be submitted to the Office of the County Clerk, Council Services Division by mail, facsimile, or via E-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Copies of the Bill are available at the Office of the County Clerk, Council Services Division.
(The Council Committee or Council may amend this Bill at their subsequent meetings. Meeting notices are posted at least six (6) days in advance at the County Clerk’s Office and the public may also testify at any of these meetings.)
CERTIFICATE OF THE COUNTY CLERK
I hereby certify that the foregoing Bill No. 2829 was passed on first reading and ordered to print by the Council of the County of Kaua’i at its meeting held on July 21, 2021, by the following vote:
AYES: Carvalho, Chock, Cowden, DeCosta, Evslin, Kuali’i,
Kaneshiro TOTAL – 7,
NOES: None TOTAL – 0,
EXCUSED & NOT VOTING: None TOTAL – 0,
RECUSED & NOT VOTING: None TOTAL – 0.
Lihu’e, Hawai’i /s/ Jade K. Fountain-Tanigawa
July 21, 2021 County Clerk, County of Kaua’i
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