STAND. COM. REP. NO.610-02
RE: H.B. No. 2708
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. 2708, H.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO ANIMAL DISEASES,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this bill is to prevent the spread of contagious diseases by:
(1) Providing the Department of Agriculture (DOA) with the authority to quarantine or destroy animals that are susceptible to contagious, infectious, or communicable diseases;
(2) Clarifying provisions with respect to DOA's authority to require the disinfection of premises and materials contaminated or exposed to disease; and
(3) Providing DOA with the authority to provide for the proper disposition of animal hides and carcasses, if in the opinion of the DOA, such measures are necessary to prevent the spread of disease.
DOA testified in support 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. 2708, 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