STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1765-12
RE: H.C.R. No. 102
Honorable Calvin K.Y. Say
Speaker, House of Representatives
Twenty-Sixth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2012
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred H.C.R. No. 102 entitled:
"HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION CONVENING AN AGRICULTURE POLICY TASK FORCE TO REVIEW AGRICULTURAL POLICIES FROM OTHER STATES IN PROVIDING FOR HAWAII'S AGRICULTURE INDUSTRY,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to request the Chairperson of the Board of Agriculture to convene an agriculture policy task force to review agriculture policies from other states that may be effective in Hawaii to assist the development of the local agriculture industry.
For the purposes of a public hearing on this measure, your Committee circulated a proposed draft and notified the public that it would be accepting testimony on the proposal, which:
(1) Changes the title of the measure to read: "REQUESTING THE STATE LIBRARIAN TO CONVENE A TASK FORCE ON THE USE OF PUBLIC LIBRARY FACILITIES FOR CONCESSIONS.";
(2) Requests the State Librarian to convene a task force on the use of public library facilities for concessions;
(3) Requests the task force to address issues that have arisen as a result of the requirements of section 312-3.8, Hawaii Revised Statutes, and consider how funds raised through concessions using public library facilities are apportioned and administered; and
(4) Requests the task force to submit a report of its findings and recommendations for legislation to the Legislature no later than 20 days prior to the convening of the Regular Session of 2013.
The Hawaii State Public Library System, Friends of the Library of Hawai‘i, and many concerned individuals testified in support of this measure.
Your Committee adopted the proposed draft and further amended the measure by specifying that each non-affiliate of the Friends of the Library of Hawaii receive a certified copy of the measure.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Finance that is attached to this report, your Committee concurs with the intent and purpose of H.C.R. No. 102, as amended herein, and recommends its adoption in the form attached hereto as H.C.R. No. 102, H.D. 1.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Finance,
MARCUS R. OSHIRO, Chair