Proposed bill suggests ‘Green Fee’ for Hawaii tourists

Proposed bill suggests 'Green Fee' for Hawaii tourists

A legislative bill that died last year is getting a second life. Hawaii Senate Bill 304, would allow the state to collect a “green fee” from visitors who want to go to Hawaii’s public beaches, parks, trails, coastlines and other natural areas.

“The legislature believes that establishing a visitor impact fee of $50 in Hawaii would be a significant and effective way to raise additional revenue to offset visitor impacts and ensure a healthy environment for future generations,” the bill reads. 

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