CONFERENCE COMMITTEE REP. NO. 51

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

                 , 2015

 

RE:    H.B. No. 482

       H.D. 2

       S.D. 1

       C.D. 1

 

 

 

Honorable Joseph M. Souki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Eighth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2015

State of Hawaii

 

Honorable Donna Mercado Kim

President of the Senate

Twenty-Eighth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2015

State of Hawaii

 

Sir and Madam:

 

     Your Committee on Conference on the disagreeing vote of the House of Representatives to the amendments proposed by the Senate in H.B. No. 482, H.D. 2, S.D. 1, entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO AGRICULTURE,"

 

having met, and after full and free discussion, has agreed to recommend and does recommend to the respective Houses the final passage of this bill in an amended form.

 

     The purpose of this measure is to support the Pesticide Subsidy Program in the Department of Agriculture by:

 

     (1)  Establishing a full-time temporary program manager position for the Program;

 

     (2)  Establishing an unspecified maximum salary for the program manager position; and

 

     (3)  Appropriating unspecified sums from the Pesticide Use Revolving Fund for fiscal biennium 2015-2017 for the program manager position.

 

     Your Committee on Conference has amended this measure by:

 

     (1)  Establishing the maximum salary of the program manager position at $50,000 per year;

 

     (2)  Appropriating $75,000 for each year of fiscal biennium 2015-2017 for the program manager position; and

 

     (3)  Changing its effective date to July 1, 2015.

 

     As affirmed by the record of votes of the managers of your Committee on Conference that is attached to this report, your Committee on Conference is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 482, H.D. 2, S.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Final Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 482, H.D. 2, S.D. 1, C.D. 1.

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the managers:

 

ON THE PART OF THE SENATE

 

ON THE PART OF THE HOUSE

 

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RUSSELL E. RUDERMAN, Chair

 

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CLIFT TSUJI, Co-Chair

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LORRAINE R. INOUYE, Co-Chair

 

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NICOLE E. LOWEN, Co-Chair