STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1883

                                 Honolulu, Hawaii
                                                   , 1999

                                 RE: H.R. No. 58
                                     H.D. 1




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

Sir:

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

     "HOUSE RESOLUTION REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
     TO DEVELOP AND IMPLEMENT A FRUIT FLY FREE ZONE FOR
     ELIMINATING THE QUARANTINE BARRIER IMPOSED BY THE FOUR
     SPECIES OF FRUIT FLIES FOUND IN HAWAII,"

begs leave to report as follows:

     The purpose of this resolution is to request the Department
of Agriculture to implement a fruit fly free zone, beginning with
a pilot project in Puna, Hawaii, to determine whether this is an
effective way to address quarantine barriers and to keep
designated areas full of fruit flies.

     As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your
Committee on Finance that is attached to this report, your
Committee concurs with the intent and purpose of H.R. No. 58,
H.D. 1, and recommends its adoption.

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



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                                   DWIGHT Y. TAKAMINE, Chair