STAND. COM. REP. NO. 761-18

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2018

 

RE: H.B. No. 1757

H.D. 1

 

 

 

 

Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Ninth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2018

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

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 Hawaii 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 HAWAII 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,

 

 

 

 

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SYLVIA LUKE, Chair