STAND. COM. REP. NO.592-02
RE: H.B. No. 2176
Honorable Calvin K.Y. Say
Speaker, House of Representatives
Twenty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2002
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred H.B. No. 2176, H.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO AGRICULTURAL MARKETING,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this bill is to establish a temporary agricultural cooperative under the Agribusiness Development Corporation (Corporation) to assist farmers in the county of Maui with the marketing of their products.
A concerned citizen testified in support of this bill. The Corporation, Hawaii Farm Bureau Federation, and Maui County Farm Bureau supported the intent of this measure.
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. 2176, H.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Finance,
DWIGHT Y. TAKAMINE, Chair