STAND. COM. REP. NO. 320-18

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2018

 

RE: H.B. No. 1976

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 Water & Land, to which was referred H.B. No. 1976 entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO IRRIGATION,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to authorize the issuance of general obligation bonds and appropriate funds to provide additional funding for improvements to the Waiahole irrigation system.

 

The Department of Agriculture, Agribusiness Development Corporation, Hawaii Farm Bureau, Local Food Coalition, Land Use Research Foundation of Hawaii, and an individual supported this measure. EcoTipping Points Project opposed this measure.

 

Your Committee has amended this measure by:

 

(1) Changing the amount of the general obligation bonds and appropriation to an unspecified amount; and

 

(2) Changing its effective date to July 1, 2050, to encourage further discussion.

 

As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Water & Land that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 1976, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 1976, H.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Finance.

 

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Water & Land,

 

 

 

 

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RYAN I. YAMANE, Chair