NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Liquor Commission of the City and County of Honolulu
will hold a public hearing in the hearings room of the Liquor Commission, Pacific Park Plaza Building,
711 Kapiolani Boulevard, Suite 600, Honolulu, Hawaii, on Thursday, August 31, 2017, at 4:00 p.m., to
consider the adoption of amended Rules of the Liquor Commission of the City and County of Honolulu.
The purpose of the proposed amended Rules is the implementation of increased liquor license
fees and related processing, permitting, and filing fees. The specific proposed amended Rules are
summarized below:
§3-81-17.51. License Fees. Restores ending fund balance amount to 20 percent level permitted by HRS
§281-17.5(e); increases basic license fees for FY18 and FY19; establishes basic and additional
license fees for certain class categories that were previously omitted; and increases fees for
solicitors’ and representatives’ permits to $210 (General), $130 (Beer and Wine), and $9 (Alcohol).
Class – Kind – Category Current
$
FY18
$
FY19
$
Manufacturer–Beer 1,320 2,220 1,980
Manufacturer–Wine 600 1,020 900
Manufacturer–Local Wine 120 204 180
Manufacturer–Alcohol 360 600 540
Manufacturer–Other Liquors 1,320 2,220 1,980
Restaurant–General–Cat. 1 1,200 2,040 1,800
Restaurant–General–Cat. 2 1,320 2,220 1,980
Restaurant–Beer & Wine–Cat. 1 900 1,560 1,380
Restaurant–Beer & Wine–Cat. 2 960 1,620 1,440
Restaurant–Beer–Cat. 1 360 600 540
Restaurant–Beer–Cat. 2 420 720 660
Wholesale–General 2,640 4,500 3,960
Wholesale–Beer & Wine 840 1,440 1,260
Wholesale–Alcohol 120 204 180
Retail–General 1,200 2,040 1,800
Retail–Beer & Wine 900 1,560 1,380
Retail–Alcohol 60 108 96
Dispenser–General–Cat. 1 1,200 2,040 1,800
Dispenser–General–Cat. 2 1,440 2,460 2,160
Dispenser–General–Cat. 3 1,320 2,220 1,980
Dispenser–General–Cat. 4 1,440 2,460 2,160
Dispenser–General–Cat. 3 & 4 1,500 2,580 2,280
Dispenser–General–Cat. 2 & 3 1,620 2,760 2,460
Dispenser–General–2 & 4 1,620 2,760 2,460
Dispenser–General–2, 3 & 4 1,740 2,940 2,640
Dispenser–Beer & Wine–Cat. 1 900 1,560 1,380
Dispenser–Beer & Wine–Cat. 3 960 1,620 1,440
Dispenser–Beer & Wine–Combination 1,020 1,740 1,560
Dispenser–Beer–Cat. 1 360 600 540
Dispenser–Beer–Cat. 3 420 720 660
Dispenser-Beer–Combination 540 900 840
Club–Cat. 1 660 1,140 1,020
Club–Cat. 2—- 1,200 1,080
Transient Vessel–Per Day 60 100 90
Transient Vessel–Year 1,320 2,220 1,980
Tour/Cruise Vessel–Cat. 1 900 1,560 1,380
Tour/Cruise Vessel–Cat. 2—- 1,620 1,440
Special–General-Per Day 60 100 90
Special–Beer & Wine-Per Day 40 70 60
Special–Beer-Per Day 30 50 45
Cabaret–General–Cat. 1 1,980 3,360 3,000
Cabaret–General–Cat. 2 2,400 4,080 3,600
Hotel–General 3,960 6,720 5,940
Caterer–General–Restaurant/Hotel/Condo Hotel Per Day 30 50 45
Caterer–General–Food Service–Cat. 1 + Per Day 600 + 30 1,200 + 50 900 + 45
Caterer–General–Food Service–Cat. 2 + Per Day 720 + 30 1,200 + 50 1,080 + 45
Brewpub–General–Cat. 1 1,680 2,880 2,520
Brewpub–General–Cat. 2 1,800 3,060 2,700
Condominium Hotel-General 3,000 5,100 4,500
Winery 1,200 2,040 1,800
BYOB–Cat. 1 360 600 540
BYOB–Cat. 2 420 720 660
Small Craft Producer Pub–Cat. 1 1,680 2,880 2,520
Small Craft Producer Pub–Cat. 2 1,800 3,060 2,700
Temporary – Initial & Renewal 275 470 420
§3-81-17.58. Trade Name; Change; Fee. Increases trade name change processing fee to $45.00.
§3-82-33.11. Applications for Individual Permits to Receive Shipments of Liquor. Increases
individual shipment permit fee to $18.00.
§3-82-33.6. Direct Shipment of Wine by Wineries. Increases annual direct wine shipper permit fee
to $180.00.
§3-83-54.1. Filing Fees. Increases new and transfer application filing fee to $375.00.
Those persons wishing to testify at this hearing may register prior to the hearing at the hearing
site and are encouraged to submit one copy of their testimony by hand delivery, fax, mail, or email.
Attendance at the public hearing is not a prerequisite for submission of testimony. Written testimony that
is received by 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, August 30, 2017, at the below address by hand delivery, fax, mail,
or email will be included with the record of the hearing.
Address and contact information: Liquor Commission
Pacific Park Plaza Building
711 Kapiolani Boulevard, Suite 600
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813
(808) 768-7311 (fax)
.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) (email)
A copy of the proposed amended Rules will be mailed at no cost to persons who call (808)
768-7333 and provide their name and mailing address. Copies are also available at no cost and may be
reviewed in person at the Liquor Commission offices, Pacific Park Plaza building, 711 Kapiolani Boulevard,
Suite 600, Honolulu, Hawaii, Monday through Friday between 7:45 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., and on the Liquor
Commission website at http://www.honolulu.gov/liq/default.html (news and announcements).
If you require an accommodation or auxiliary aid and/or services to participate in this meeting
(i.e., sign language or foreign language interpreter), please call the Administrative Services Officer at
768-7308 at least 72 hours prior to the meeting.
Dated: July 14, 2017
LIQUOR COMMISSION OF THE
CITY AND COUNTY OF HONOLULU
JOSEPH V. O’DONNELL, Chairman
By FRANKLIN DON PACARRO, JR.
Administrator
HONOLULU STAR-ADVERTISER
Publication date: July 20, 2017
Ref. #FY17-18-083

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