Advocacy Updates

2023 City Council Committee Assignments

The Honolulu City Council’s 2023 Committee Assignments are available below. With more than 35 bills pending the Council Floor that may impact key industry issues including affordable housing, real property taxes, zoning, land use, and sea level rise HBR’s City Affairs Committee will be working diligently with each of the Council members and DPP to ensure the voice of REALTORS® is heard. 

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Ordinance 22-7 on Short-Term Rentals

Stay tuned - HBR will post a statement on Ordinance 22-7 on Short-Term Rentals soon.

Guidance for City Ordinance 22-6 Relating to Short-Term Rentals

Information updated: 08/04/2022

Effective March 28, 2022, sellers are obligated to disclose to the buyer whether or not the residential property being sold may be used legally as a short-term rental.

HBR’s General Counsel has prepared an informational bulletin that summarizes:

  1. key elements of Ordinance 22-6
  2. requirements for new Short-term Rental Disclosure form (Note: DPP updated their form on 08.03.22), including evidence documents and time periods for disclosing to the buyer in relation to execution of the purchase contract and submitting copies of the documents to DPP following closing of the sale
    1. When Box 2 of disclosure form is checked
      Per clarification received from DPP, if a seller checks Box 2 (to disclose the operation of an STR is not a legal use for the property being sold), then DPP does not need to receive the form; the seller should only provide the disclosure form to the buyer.
  3. Q&A, guidelines, and considerations for implementing Ordinance 22-6 -- Updated 05/02/2022

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Bill 41 to be heard again soon; Bill 4 deferred

HBR and our City Affairs Committee leadership continue to meet with various Councilmembers to voice our concerns about Bill 41. Last month we met with DPP Director Dean Uchida and have a meeting scheduled with Mayor Blangiardi in a few weeks. 

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