STAND. COM. REP. NO.460-02
RE: H.B. No. 2599
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. 2599, H.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR THE EMERGENCY ENVIRONMENTAL WORKFORCE,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this bill is to improve the state's economy and protect Hawaii's environment by:
(1) Providing employment for individuals who lost their jobs due to the recent economic downturn; and
(2) Appropriating $3,000,000 to continue the Emergency Environmental Workforce Program.
Testimony in support of this measure was submitted by the Department of Land and Natural Resources, the Research Corporation of the University of Hawaii, Sierra Club, Hawaii Chapter, and the Maui Invasive Species Committee.
Your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Changing the appropriation amount to $1 for the purpose of continued discussion; and
(2) Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for purposes of style and clarity.
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. 2599, H.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 2599, H.D. 2.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Finance,
DWIGHT Y. TAKAMINE, Chair