STAND. COM. REP. NO. 320-18
RE: H.B. No. 1976
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Twenty-Ninth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2018
State of Hawaii
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 Department of Agriculture, Agribusiness Development Corporation, Hawai‘i 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,
RYAN I. YAMANE, Chair