STAND. COM. REP. NO. 2742
RE: S.B. No. 2073
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Twenty-Ninth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2018
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Ways and Means, to which was referred S.B. No. 2073 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO AGRICULTURE,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to clarify that the funds appropriated by Act 183, Session Laws of Hawaii 2017, shall be deposited into the food safety certification costs grant program special fund and that the same amount shall be appropriated out of the special fund for fiscal year 2018-2019.
Your Committee received comments in support of this measure from the Department of Agriculture, the Hawai‘i Farm Bureau, the Ulupono Initiative and one individual.
Your Committee finds that additional resources for food safety certification can be facilitated by appropriating funds for the food safety certification costs grant program special fund. Act 183, Session Laws of Hawaii 2017, provided an appropriation of general funds for this purpose, but that Act failed to include instructions to deposit the appropriated moneys into the special fund, and then appropriate moneys out of the special fund for expenditure. This measure rectifies the oversight.
Your Committee has amended this measure by changing the effective date to July 1, 2050, to facilitate further discussion on the measure.
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 S.B. No. 2073, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 2073, S.D. 1.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Ways and Means,
DONOVAN M. DELA CRUZ, Chair