Hawaii Film Blog

Friday, October 21, 2005

Honolulu City Council Bill on Film Permit Fees

Next week, the Honolulu City Council's Budget Committee is going to hear a bill that would allow photographers and special event videographers the option of paying an annual permit fee instead of the current $20 daily fee to shoot on city and county property.

Bill 64 (2005) has already passed its first reading on 10/19. If you want to testify orally for or against this bill during the Budget Committee hearing on Wednesday, 10/26 at 9am at Honolulu Hale in the Committee Meeting Room on the 2nd floor, please register before the meeting starts via one of the following methods:

Each speaker is limited to a one-minute presentation. People who haven't registered to speak, but show up at the meeting may raise their hands to speak after the registered speakers do.

If you cannot show up to testify in person, you may submit written testimony via fax to 527-5733 or you may e-mail your testimony. Please note that if you submit written testimony, it (along with your address, email, phone #) may be posted on the City Council's website, so please only include information you are willing to share publicly.

Disabled persons needing special assistance should call 527-5590 by Tuesday, 10/25.

>> Bill 64 (2005), Related to Filming (.pdf)
>> City Council Budget Committee Agenda, 10/26/05
>> Revised Ordinances of Honolulu, Chapter 10
(scroll down to Sec. 10-3.2, Commercial filming activities, to see current rules/fees for city & county film permits)

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