CONFERENCE COMMITTEE REPORT NO. 73

                            Honolulu, Hawaii
                                            , 1999

                            RE:   H.B. No. 1628
                                  S.D. 2
                                  C.D. 1




Honorable Calvin K.Y. Say
Speaker, House of Representatives
Twentieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 1999
State of Hawaii

Honorable Norman Mizuguchi
President of the Senate
Twentieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 1999
State of Hawaii

Sir:

     Your Committee on Conference on the disagreeing vote of the
House of Representatives to the amendments proposed by the Senate
in H.B. No. 1628, S.D. 2, entitled:

    "A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO AGRICULTURAL LOANS,"

having met, and after full and free discussion, has agreed to
recommend and does recommend to the respective Houses the final
passage of this bill in an amended form.

     The purpose of this bill is to enable the Department of
Agriculture to underwrite and service agricultural loan programs
with cooperating private lenders and government loan programs
providing loans to qualified farmers.

     After careful consideration, your Committee on Conference
has amended the bill by:

     (1) Removing the reference to section 155-13, Hawaii Revised
         Statutes; and

     (2) Making technical nonsubstantive changes for consistency.


 
 
     Your Committee on Conference is in accord with the intent
and purpose of H.B. No. 1628, S.D. 2, as amended herein, and
recommends that it pass Final Reading in the form attached hereto
as H.B. No. 1628, S.D. 2, C.D. 1.

                                   Respectfully submitted,

MANAGERS ON THE PART OF THE        MANAGERS ON THE PART OF THE
           SENATE                              HOUSE
                                   
                                   
                                   
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LORRAINE R. INOUYE, Co-Chair       FELIPE P. ABINSAY, Jr.,
                                   Co-Chair
                                   
                                   
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BRIAN KANNO, Co-Chair              SCOTT K. SAIKI, Co-Chair
                                   
                                   
                                   
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BRIAN T. TANIGUCHI, Co-Chair       LEI AHU ISA, Member
                                   
                                   
                                   
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ANDREW LEVIN, Co-Chair             KEN ITO, Member
                                   
                                   
                                   
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JAN YAGI BUEN, Member              DAVID MORIHARA, Member
                                   
                                   
                                   
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MARSHALL K. IGE, Member            CHRIS HALFORD, Member



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SAM SLOM, Member