Bill would allow luxury property owners choice to send tax money to county or charity

  • People enjoy the sand and water at the keiki pond in front of homes valued by Hawaii County at over $2 million at Kona Bay Estates in Kailua-Kona. (Chelsea Jensen/West Hawaii Today)

  • A pair of homes valued over $2 million each line the shoreline in Kailua-Kona. (Chelsea Jensen/West Hawaii Today)

  • People enjoy the sand and water at the keiki pond in front of homes valued by Hawaii County at over $2 million at Kona Bay Estates in Kailua-Kona. (Photos by Chelsea Jensen/West Hawaii Today)

  • People enjoy the sand and water at the keiki pond in front of homes valued by Hawaii County at over $2 million at Kona Bay Estates in Kailua-Kona. (Chelsea Jensen/West Hawaii Today)

  • People enjoy the sand and water at the keiki pond in front of homes valued by Hawaii County at over $2 million at Kona Bay Estates in Kailua-Kona.

  • Homes valued by Hawaii County at over $2 million line shoreline at Kona Bay Estates in Kailua-Kona. (Chelsea Jensen/West Hawaii Today)

  • People enjoy the sand and water at the keiki pond in front of homes valued by Hawaii County at over $2 million at Kona Bay Estates in Kailua-Kona. (Chelsea Jensen/West Hawaii Today)

One of the sponsors of a law that tacked an extra property tax on luxury homes now has a bill giving those property owners a choice of sending the money to the county or a charity.