STAND. COM. REP. NO.38-02
RE: H.B. No. 2272
Honorable Calvin K.Y. Say
Speaker, House of Representatives
Twenty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2002
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Agriculture, to which was referred H.B. No. 2272 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO LIVESTOCK,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this bill is to include goats as a species of livestock for which the theft of such species is an offense under the penal code.
The Department of Agriculture supported the intent of this measure but requested additional amendments.
Your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Including, in addition to goats, all species farmed for household or commercial use including poultry, bison, and elk, in the penal code with respect to theft of livestock; and
(2) Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for the purposes of style, clarity, and consistency.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Agriculture that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 2272, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 2272, H.D. 1, and be referred to the Committee on Judiciary and Hawaiian Affairs.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Agriculture,
FELIPE P. ABINSAY, Chair