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House passes an empty bill

  • JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Sen. Maile Shimabukuro raised her hand to comment on a bill during Legislature crossover voting Tuesday in the Senate auditorium at the Capitol. The Legislature passed dozens of bills ahead of a major deadline day.

  • What the amendment does is it prevents tax scofflaws, individual unit owners, from hiding operations behind an Airbnb license.”

    Sen. Laura Thielen

    On an amendment to House Bill 1850, which deals with tax collection by vacation rental owners

Members of the state Senate and House of Representatives are likely headed for a contentious showdown over bills involving water rights, vacation rentals, renewable energy, the homeless and each county’s share of the transient accommodations tax. Read more

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