Proposed tourism impact fee dies for now

Cindy Ellen Russell / Star-Advertiser

The Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve is seen on Feb. 3, 2022.

HONOLULU — An effort to increase the state hotel tax by $25 to offset the impact of visitors on the environment and climate change has stalled this legislative session but the concept of a “green fee” remains alive and will likely return with a new funding plan next session.