STAND. COM. REP. NO. 3604
RE: H.B. No. 2306
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. 2306, H.D. 1, S.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO AGRICULTURE,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to amend Act 183, Session Laws of Hawaii 2017, to deposit moneys from the general revenues of the State of Hawaii into the food safety certification costs grant program special fund and to appropriate funds from that special fund for the corresponding program.
Your Committee received written comments in support of this measure from the Department of Agriculture, Ulupono Initiative, Hawaii Farm Bureau Federation, and Oahu County Committee on Legislative Priorities of the Democratic Party of Hawaii.
Your Committee finds that amendments made to Act 183, Session Laws of Hawaii 2017, by this measure will authorize the transfer of moneys necessary to fund the food safety certification costs grant program for the 2018-2019 fiscal year.
Your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Clarifying that only remaining unencumbered balances in the food safety certification costs grant program special fund on June 30, 2019, shall lapse to the credit of the general fund;
(2) Changing the amounts appropriated to unspecified amounts; and
(3) Making a technical nonsubstantive amendment for the purpose of consistency.
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. 2306, 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. 2306, 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