STAND. COM. REP. NO.1175-02
RE: S.B. No. 2132
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 S.B. No. 2132, S.D. 1, H.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO AGRICULTURE,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this bill is to appropriate $1,000,000 for agricultural research and development to be performed by the Hawaii Agriculture Research Center.
The Hawaii Agriculture Research Center, College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources, Land Use Research Foundation of Hawaii, Hawaii Farm Bureau Federation, Maui County Farm Bureau, Pineapple Growers Association of Hawaii, Hawaii Papaya Industry Association, North Shore Farms, East Kauai Water Users' Cooperative, Hawaii Crop Improvement Association, Hawaii Leeward Planning Conference, Sweet Aloha Farms LLC, Hawaii Cattlemen's Council, Inc., Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Company, Jefts Farms, Gay & Robinson, Inc., Jo Ann Johnston & Co., Kula Agricultural Park Committee, and three concerned citizens supported this measure. The Department of Agriculture supported the intent of this bill.
Your Committee has amended this measure by changing the appropriation amount to $1 to facilitate further discussion. Other technical, nonsubstantive amendments were made 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 S.B. No. 2132, S.D. 1, H.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 2132, S.D. 1, H.D. 2.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Finance,
DWIGHT Y. TAKAMINE, Chair