STAND. COM. REP. NO. 3683
RE: H.B. No. 2305
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. 2305, H.D. 1, S.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO COFFEE BERRY BORER,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to extend the sunset date for the pesticide subsidy program manager position and the manager position's civil service exemption to June 30, 2022, to mitigate the coffee berry borer.
Your Committee received written comments in support of this measure from the Department of Agriculture; County of Hawaii, Office of the Mayor; Land Use Research Foundation of Hawaii; Hawaii Farm Bureau; ILWU Local 142; and Oahu County Committee on Legislative Priorities of the Democratic Party of Hawai`i.
Your Committee finds that the Department of Agriculture will need to retain the Department's pesticide subsidy program manager for an additional year after the program's sunset date of June 30, 2021, to process applications for subsidies of costs incurred in the final year of the program.
Your Committee has amended this measure by changing the effective date to July 1, 2050, to facilitate further discussion on the measure.
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. 2305, 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. 2305, 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