STAND. COM. REP. NO.1353-02
RE: S.C.R. No. 110
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 S.C.R. No. 110 entitled:
"SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION REQUESTING DEVELOPMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION OF A STRATEGY FOR STATEWIDE ERADICATION OF PEST FRUIT FLIES,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this concurrent resolution is to request the United States Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service to work with the University of Hawaii College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources (UH-CTAHR), Department of Agriculture (DOA), Hawaii Agriculture Research Center, and Hawaii Farm Bureau Federation (HFBF) to develop and implement a plan for the eradication of pest fruit flies from the State of Hawaii.
The DOA and HFBF supported this measure. UH-CTAHR supported the intent of this measure.
Your Committee recognizes the serious threat to Hawaii's agricultural industry posed by fruit flies and supports efforts to address this critical problem.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Agriculture that is attached to this report, your Committee concurs with the intent and purpose of S.C.R. No. 110 and recommends that it be referred to the Committee on Finance.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Agriculture,
FELIPE P. ABINSAY, Chair