STAND. COM. REP. NO. 335

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2017

 

RE: H.B. No. 1389

H.D. 1

 

 

 

 

Honorable Joseph M. Souki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Ninth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2017

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Agriculture, to which was referred H.B. No. 1389 entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO LIVESTOCK HARVEST FACILITIES,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to support, maintain, and prepare for the future of Hawaii's cattle industry by appropriating funds for the planning and design of scalable livestock harvest facilities.

 

The Hawaii Farm Bureau, Hawaii Cattlemen's Council, Inc., Ulupalakua Ranch, Maui Cattle Company, Maui Cattlemen's Association, Maui County Farm Bureau, Hawaii Cattlemen's Association, Ponoholo Ranch, Ltd, Aina Hookupu o Kilauea, Palani Ranch Company, Parker Ranch, Inc., Paniolo Cattle Company, Hawaii Island School Garden Network, Hawaii Crop Improvement Association, Gay & Robinson, Inc., The Maritime Group, LLC, PRL English, LLC., and numerous concerned individuals supported this measure. The Department of Agriculture supported the intent of this measure. Animal Rights Hawaii, Save An Animal, and many concerned individuals opposed this measure. Hawaii Cattle Producers Cooperative Association and a concerned individual provided comments.


Your Committee has amended this measure by:

 

(1) Changing the amount appropriated to an unspecified amount; and

 

(2) Changing its effective date to July 31, 2150, to encourage further discussion.

 

Should the Committee on Finance deliberate this measure further, your Committee on Agriculture respectfully requests that it consider appropriating $1,500,000 for the planning and design of scalable livestock harvest facilities.

 

As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Agriculture that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 1389, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 1389, H.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Finance.

 

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Agriculture,

 

 

 

 

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RICHARD P. CREAGAN, Chair