STAND. COM. REP. NO. 842-18
RE: H.B. No. 2304
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. 2304, H.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO AGRICULTURE,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to establish the Industrial Hemp Special Fund within the Department of Agriculture to deposit fees and expend funds necessary to fulfill the purposes of the Industrial Hemp Pilot Program.
The Department of Agriculture, Ho‘omana Pono, LLC, Hawai‘i Farm Bureau, Ho‘omanapono Political Action Committee, and Oahu County Committee on Legislative Priorities of the Democratic Party of Hawaii submitted testimony in support of this measure.
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. 2304, 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