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COUNTY OF HAWAII •_ \'' ��•- STATE OF HAWAII <br /> BILL NO. 121 <br /> ORDINANCE NO. <br /> AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 25,ARTICLES 1, 4,AND 5, OF THE <br /> HAWAI`I COUNTY CODE 1983 (2016 EDITION,AS AMENDED), RELATING TO <br /> TRANSIENT ACCOMMODATION RENTALS AND HOSTING PLATFORMS. <br /> BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE COUNTY OF HAWAI`I: <br /> SECTION 1. Chapter 25, article 1, section 25-1-5, of the Hawai`i County Code 1983 <br /> (2016 Edition, as amended), is amended by repealing the definition of"short term vacation <br /> rental". <br /> ['Short term vacation rental"means a dwelling unit of which the owner or operator does <br /> , <br /> and is rented for a period of thirty consecutive days or less. This definition does not include the <br /> short term use of an owner's primary residence as defined under section 121 of the Internal <br /> Revenue Code."] <br /> SECTION 2. Chapter 25, article 1, section 25-1-5, of the Hawai`i County Code 1983 <br /> (2016 Edition, as amended), is amended by adding the following new definitions to be <br /> appropriately inserted and to read as follows: <br /> 'Booking services" means intermediary services that facilitate the advertisements and <br /> listings of, reservations of, or collection of payment for transient accommodation rentals." <br /> 'Event"means a formal congregation, which may or may not include the engagement of <br /> professional services,that is not typical in residential areas, such as wedding receptions, <br /> concerts, or promotional events." <br /> "Gathering"means an informal congregation typical of residential areas, such as a picnic, <br /> family dinner, or small birthday party, where attendees stay within the parking area <br /> accompanying a transient accommodation rental." <br /> "Hosting platform" means a business or person that provides a marketplace through which <br /> transient accommodation rentals may be offered for rent." <br /> "Operator"means any person operating a transient accommodation rental on behalf of a <br /> property owner, who resides on the same building site as the transient accommodation rental and <br /> uses it as their permanent address for legal purposes." <br /> 'Operator-hosted"means any transient accommodation rental hosted by an operator." <br />