STAND. COM. REP. NO. 2007
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 Agriculture and Environment, 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 provide that the amount appropriated in 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 testimony in support of this measure from the Department of Agriculture and Hawai‘i Farm Bureau.
Your Committee finds that Act 183, Session Laws of Hawaii 2017 (Act 183), created a food safety certification costs grant program and the food safety certification costs grant program special fund, consisting of legislative appropriations. Act 183 appropriated $500,000 for fiscal year 2017-2018, but it did not specify that these monies were to be deposited into the special fund, nor did it appropriate the monies out of the special fund. Your Committee finds that this measure corrects that oversight by appropriating $500,000 into and out of the food safety certification costs grant program special fund for fiscal year 2018-2019.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Agriculture and Environment that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 2073 and recommends that it pass Second Reading and be referred to your Committee on Ways and Means.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Agriculture and Environment,
MIKE GABBARD, Chair