State Senate narrowly passes vacation rental tax bill

  • Senators huddle while they discuss a vacation rental tax bill on the Senate floor at the Hawaii State Capitol in Honolulu on Tuesday, April 30, 2019. The Hawaii State Senate narrowly passed a bill that would require websites like Airbnb to collect and pay taxes on behalf of short-term vacation rental hosts, sending the measure to the governor. (AP Photo/Audrey McAvoy)

HONOLULU — The state Senate on Tuesday narrowly passed a bill that would require websites such as Airbnb to collect and pay taxes on behalf of short-term vacation rental hosts, sending the measure to the governor.