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Hawaii Governor David Ige on Monday announced he plans to veto a bill that would require short-term rental booking platforms to collect state taxes. The measure, S.B. 1292, was passed by the state Senate last month by a single vote.

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Ryan Finnerty

The Honolulu City Council on Tuesday approved a measure that restricts vacation rentals on Oahu. The vote capped off a yearlong effort to create a new regulatory framework for short-term vacation rentals on Oahu. 

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UPDATED: June 17, 6:36 p.m.

The Honolulu City Council on Monday unanimously approved Bill 89 that would implement stiffer regulations for short-term vacation rentals. A related, but conflicting measure, Bill 85, also passed, although with two fewer votes. The two proposals next go to Mayor Kirk Caldwell for action.

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While short-term vacation rentals remain the focus of political debate in Hawaii, other locations are taking different approaches to the issue. That includes Japan.

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More than 100 people packed into the committee room at Honolulu Hale to hear debate and give testimony on proposals to regulate short term rentals.

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Ryan Finnerty

After months of debate, the Honolulu City Council was poised yesterday to approve new rules that would have restricted short-term rentals on Oahu. But after more than eight hours of public comment and deliberation, councilmembers sent two proposals back to committee for revisions.

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Update, April 30, 2:05 p.m.: The State Senate revoted on and passed SB 1292 imposing short term rental taxes by a margin of 13-12. The bill, already approved by the House of Representatives, now goes to Gov. David Ige for signature or veto.

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Local lawmakers are making another attempt to regulate short-term rentals. On Wednesday, the Honolulu City Council held a public hearing on the latest proposals to rein in Oahu’s vacation accommodations, like those rented on Airbnb, HomeAway, and VRBO.

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Members of the Honolulu City Council’s Planning Committee advanced two measures that would represent a sweeping change to the way short-term rentals are regulated on Oahu. The move comes in the wake of a court decision upholding similar regulation in Santa Monica, California.  

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The Honolulu Planning Commission has unanimously approved a proposal from Mayor Kirk Caldwell to regulate short term rentals on Oahu. Last month a similar proposal was voted down by Planning Commission after overwhelming community opposition from both sides of the issue.

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The Honolulu Planning Commission unanimously voted down a sweeping proposal on short term rentals that covered everything from property taxes to parking. The wide-ranging bill would significantly change the way owners can rent out their property to vacationers and had generated opposition on all sides.

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Short-term vacation rentals remain a controversial topic both here in Hawai‘i and in many locations around the world. In Japan, the government has adopted an ambitious plan to regulate the practice. And now there’s a case that’s testing the system.

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The Honolulu Planning Commission held a public hearing yesterday on several proposals that would change the way Temporary Vacation Units, or TVU’s, operate on Oahu. Dozens of Oahu residents appeared in person to testify.

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Hawaiʻi County is the only county in the state without some form of restriction on temporary vacation rentals. Last week, County Councilmembers introduced Bill 108 – a measure that would regulate how and where properties can be rented short term.

The Conversation: Friday, April 27th, 2018

Apr 27, 2018
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Legislative Session Wrap Up; Hawaii Island Moves to Regulate Short Term Rentals; Containing Rapid ʻŌhiʻa Death

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Unpermitted vacation rentals have been blamed for everything from sky-high housing prices to overcrowded hiking trails. But what is really going on with Hawaii’s short-term rental market? How many properties are permitted for vacation rentals? And how many are actually being used that way?