STAND. COM. REP. NO. 843-18
RE: H.B. No. 2305
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Twenty-Ninth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2018
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred H.B. No. 2305, H.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO COFFEE BERRY BORER,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to extend the civil service exemption of the Pesticide Subsidy Program Manager position within the Department of Agriculture to June 30, 2022, to correspond with the extension of the Subsidy Program pursuant to Act 65, Session Laws of Hawaii 2017, and to allow the Program Manager to assist in processing subsidy applications for pesticide costs incurred in the final year of the Subsidy Program.
The Department of Agriculture, Mayor for the County of Hawaii, Councilmember representing District 9 of the Hawai‘i County Council, Land Use Research Foundation of Hawaii, Oahu County Committee on Legislative Priorities of the Democratic Party of Hawaii, Hawai‘i Farm Bureau, International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 142, and a concerned individual supported this measure.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Finance that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 2305, H.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Finance,
SYLVIA LUKE, Chair