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County Council considers bill to prohibit timeshares

September 5, 2013
Maui Weekly

The Maui News - The Maui County Council is considering a bill to prohibit new time-share units or time-share plans.

If it becomes a county ordinance, the measure would stop hotels from converting to time-share complexes in hotel districts, where timeshare units now are allowed.

With time-share units, owners purchase a percentage of a room and then share its use. (For example, buying a 1/52nd share would entitle an owner to use a room for one week per year.)

On Aug. 15, the council's Planning Committee took up a resolution to submit the measure to the Maui, Molokai and Lana'i planning commissions for their members' review and comments. However, the committee chaired by Councilmember Don Couch deferred the matter for more study and community input.



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