STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1299
RE: H.B. No. 1333
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Twenty-Ninth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2017
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Ways and Means, to which was referred H.B. No. 1333, H.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS TO HONOKAA LAND COMPANY, LLC,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to authorize the issuance of special purpose revenue bonds for the purpose of assisting Honokaa Land Company, LLC as an agricultural enterprise.
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Department of Agriculture and Honokaa Land Company, LLC.
Your Committee received comments on this measure from the Department of Budget and Finance.
Your Committee finds that the issuance of special purpose revenue bonds under this measure is in the public interest and will benefit the public health, safety, and general welfare. Proceeds from the sale of bonds will assist Honokaa Land Company, LLC to acquire, develop, and renovate agricultural facilities at two sites on the island of Hawaii and enable Honokaa Land Company, LLC to convert to renewable energy.
Your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Authorizing the issuance of $50,000,000 in special purpose revenue bonds for the purpose of assisting Honokaa Land Company, LLC;
(2) Correcting a reference from "domestic limited liability corporation" to "domestic limited liability company"; and
(3) Changing the effective date to July 1, 2017.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Ways and Means that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 1333, H.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 1333, H.D. 1, S.D. 1, and be placed on the calendar for Third Reading.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Ways and Means,
JILL N. TOKUDA, Chair