STAND. COM. REP. NO.461-02
RE: H.B. No. 2744
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. 2744 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE FARMERS' MARKET,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this bill is to appropriate $200,000 to assess the economic feasibility of establishing a world-class farmers' market in Hawaii.
Testimony in support of the bill was received from the Hawaii Tourism Authority, Hawaii Community Development Authority, Hawaii Farm Bureau Federation, Kauai County Farm Bureau, Hawaii Macadamia Nut Association, Meadow Gold Dairies, Pineapple Growers Association of Hawaii, and Hawaii's Thousand Friends. The Department of Agriculture submitted testimony supporting the intent of the measure.
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 clarity and style.
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. 2744, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 2744, H.D. 1.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Finance,
DWIGHT Y. TAKAMINE, Chair