STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1025-18

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2018

 

RE: H.B. No. 474

H.D. 1

 

 

 

 

Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Ninth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2018

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred H.B. No. 474, H.D. 1, entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO RAT LUNGWORM DISEASE,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to help combat rat lungworm disease by appropriating funds to the University of Hawaii at Hilo for programs, studies, and activities related to the prevention and eradication of rat lungworm disease; provided that the appropriation is contingent on a 1:1 match between the state and anticipated sources of funding and other appropriations.

 

The Hilo Medical Center, Mayor of the County of Hawaii, Council Members representing Districts 4 and 5 of the Hawaii County Council, Big Island Invasive Species Committee, Coordinating Group on Alien Pest Species, Ohana Hoopakele, Pele Lani Farm LLC, and many individuals testified in support of this measure. The Department of Agriculture, Department of Land and Natural Resources, University of Hawaii at Hilo, Hawaii Farm Bureau, and an individual provided comments.

 

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. 474, H.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Finance,

 

 

 

 

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SYLVIA LUKE, Chair