CONFERENCE COMMITTEE REPORT NO. 144

                            Honolulu, Hawaii
                                            , 1999

                            RE:   H.B. No. 333
                                  H.D. 2
                                  S.D. 1
                                  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. 333, H.D. 2, S.D. 1, entitled:

    "A BILL FOR AN ACT MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR AGRICULTURE,"

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 appropriate funds for
research and development of various agricultural commodities.

     Your Committee has amended this bill by:

     (1) Making the appropriation apply only to agricultural
         research and development to be performed by the Hawaii
         Agriculture Research Center (HARC) and to only the
         1999-2000 fiscal year;

     (2) Inserting the appropriation sum of $700,000 for fiscal
         year 1999-2000 for HARC; and

 
 
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     (3) Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for clarity
         and style.

     Your Committee on Conference is in accord with the intent
and purpose of H.B. No. 333, H.D. 2, S.D. 1, as amended herein,
and recommends that it pass Final Reading in the form attached
hereto as H.B. No. 333, H.D. 2, S.D. 1, 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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ANDREW LEVIN, Co-Chair             DWIGHT Y. TAKAMINE, Co-Chair
                                   
                                   
                                   
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MARSHALL K. IGE, Member            SCOTT K. SAIKI, Member
                                   
                                   
                                   
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SAM SLOM, Member                   NATHAN SUZUKI, Member
                                   
                                   
                                   
                                   ______________________________
                                   JIM RATH, Member