STAND. COM. REP. NO. 761-18
RE: H.B. No. 1757
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Twenty-Ninth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2018
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred H.B. No. 1757, H.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO COFFEE LABELING,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to expand the coffee labeling requirements to include ready-to-drink coffee beverages.
The Councilmember representing District 7 of the Hawai‘i County Council, Maui Brewing Company, Origin Coffee Roasters, Oahu County Committee on Legislative Priorities of the Democratic Party of Hawaii, Smith Farm, LLC., ATHENA of HAWAI‘I Coffee, LLC., Palm Valley Farm, LLC., Daily Fix Coffee, Rancho Aloha, Lava Rock Farm, Huahua Farm, and many individuals testified in support of this measure. The Department of Agriculture provided comments.
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. 1757, H.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Finance,
SYLVIA LUKE, Chair