STAND. COM. REP. NO. 3623
RE: H.B. No. 2051
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 H.B. No. 2051, H.D. 1, S.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE WEED AND SEED STRATEGY,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to appropriate moneys to the Department of the Attorney General to maintain the weed and seed strategy in those communities in which the strategy is currently being implemented.
Your Committee received written comments in support of this measure from the Department of the Attorney General; James Campbell High School; Puuhale Elementary School; Waipahu High School; Gentry Homes, Ltd.; Waipahu Community Coalition; the Oahu County Committee on Legislative Priorities of the Democratic Party of Hawai`i; and thirteen concerned individuals.
Your Committee finds that since its inception, the weed and seed strategy has successfully helped to reduce crime in those communities that have implemented the strategy.
Your Committee has amended this measure by changing the appropriation into a grant issued pursuant to Chapter 42F, Hawaii Revised Statutes, to Weed and Seed Hawaii, Inc., to maintain the weed and seed program.
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 H.B. No. 2051, H.D. 1, S.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 2051, H.D. 1, S.D. 2.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Ways and Means,
DONOVAN M. DELA CRUZ, Chair