STAND. COM. REP. NO.  1555


Honolulu, Hawaii

                , 2011


RE:   S.B. No. 145

      S.D. 2

      H.D. 2





Honorable Calvin K.Y. Say

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Sixth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2011

State of Hawaii




     Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred S.B. No. 145, S.D. 2, H.D. 1, entitled:




begs leave to report as follows:


     The purpose of this bill is to authorize the issuance of general obligation bonds to provide additional funding needed for the repair and maintenance of various irrigation systems throughout the State.


     The Hawaii Farm Bureau Federation, Land Use Research Foundation of Hawaii, Hawaii Agricultural Research Center, Monsanto Hawaii, Hawaii Crop Improvement Association, Halms Enterprise, Inc., and several concerned individuals testified in support of this measure.  The Department of Agriculture and Fat Law's Farm, Inc. offered comments.


     Your Committee has amended this bill by:


     (1)  Changing the appropriation amounts to unspecified amounts;


     (2)  Changing its effective date to July 1, 2030, to encourage further discussion; and


     (3)  Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for clarity, consistency, 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 S.B. No. 145, S.D. 2, H.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 145, S.D. 2, H.D. 2.


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