Maui County Mayor Michael Victorino issued the following statement today regarding the override of Governor Ige’s veto of HB862 by state lawmakers:
“The Legislature’s action didn’t surprise me. It’s a mix of bad news and good news. The bad news is the immediate reduction in the County’s share of revenue from state Transient Accommodations Tax. The good news is we anticipated this would happen, so it will not have an impact in the FY 2022 budget.
I look forward to working with the Maui County Council, our hospitality industry, and the community to discuss implementation of a County TAT to benefit our residents, as allowed by passage of this law today.”