STAND. COM. REP. NO. 909

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2011

 

RE: H.B. No. 1513

H.D. 1

 

 

 

 

Honorable Calvin K.Y. Say

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Sixth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2011

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred H.B. No. 1513, H.D. 1, entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE WEED AND SEED STRATEGY,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this bill is to continue the success of the Weed and Seed Program (Program) in reducing violent crime and drug use on Oahu by:

 

(1) Establishing a permanent Program within the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations (DLIR); and

 

(2) Appropriating unspecified funds to maintain the Program in areas currently designated for Weed and Seed strategy and expand the Program to other areas of the State.

 

Honolulu Police Department; Kalihi Baptist Church; Kalihi Ahuapaa Ulu Pono Ahahui (KAUPA); Boys and Girls Club of Hawaii; Meridian Pacific, Ltd.; The Gentry Companies; Haseko Development, Inc.; Pacific Gateway Center; Broadcast House of the Pacific, Inc.; D.R. Horton-Schuler Division; Meadow Gold Dairies; Hawaii's Most Wanted Magazine; Principal of Linapuni Elementary School; Principal of Farrington High School; Principal of Waipahu Elementary School; Principal of Waipahu High School; Village Park Community Association; and numerous concerned individuals and community members 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. 1513, H.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Finance,

 

 

 

 

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MARCUS R. OSHIRO, Chair