STAND. COM. REP. NO. 792-14


Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2014


RE: H.B. No. 1991

H.D. 2





Honorable Joseph M. Souki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Seventh State Legislature

Regular Session of 2014

State of Hawaii




Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred H.B. No. 1991, H.D. 1, entitled:




begs leave to report as follows:


The purpose of this measure is to support local agriculture and the state economy by exempting from the Hawaii Public Procurement Code, the procurement of fresh meat and produce and animals and plants for use by governmental bodies.


The Department of Agriculture, Department of Public Safety, City and County of Honolulu Department of Budget and Fiscal Services, Hawaii Cattlemen's Council, Hawaii Appleseed Center for Law and Economic Justice, and the Local Food Coalition supported this measure. The Hawaii Farm Bureau commented on this measure.


Your Committee has amended this bill by:


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


(2) Making a technical, nonsubstantive amendment for clarity 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 H.B. No. 1991, H.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 1991, H.D. 2.


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