STAND. COM. REP. NO. 842-18

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2018

 

RE: H.B. No. 2304

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. 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, Hoomana Pono, LLC, Hawaii Farm Bureau, Hoomanapono 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,

 

 

 

 

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SYLVIA LUKE, Chair