STAND. COM. REP. NO. 778________

                                 Honolulu, Hawaii
                                                   , 1999

                                 RE: H.B. No. 842
                                     H.D. 2

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


     Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred H.B. No.
842, H.D. 1, entitled: 


begs leave to report as follows:

     The purpose of this bill is to:

     (1)  Assist local food processors who sell their products in
          small glass containers to tourists and food service
          companies, by exempting glass containers that hold not
          more than two and one-half fluid ounces of food from
          the advance disposal fee; and

     (2)  Correct a typographical error in the amount of the fee.

     The Hawaii Food Industry Association, Life of the Land, and
the Hawaiian Fruit Specialties, Ltd., testified in support of
this bill.  The Department of Health testified in support of the
intent of the bill.

     Your Committee has amended this bill by changing the
effective date to July 1, 1999.

     As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your
Committee on Finance that is attached to this report, your
Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No.
842, H.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third
Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 842, H.D. 2.

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                                   Respectfully submitted on
                                   behalf of the members of the
                                   Committee on Finance,

                                   DWIGHT Y. TAKAMINE, Chair