STAND. COM. REP. NO. 3686
RE: H.B. No. 474
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. 474, H.D. 1, S.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO RAT LUNGWORM DISEASE,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to appropriate moneys to the University of Hawaii at Hilo for activities, including programs and studies, related to the prevention and eradication of rat lungworm disease.
Your Committee received written comments in support of this measure from the Department of Agriculture; Department of Land and Natural Resources; County of Hawaii, Mayor's Office; Hawaii County Council; University of Hawaii System; Coordinating Group on Alien Pest Species; Hawaii Farm Bureau Federation; Hawaii Farm to School Hui; Hilo Medical Center; Ka Ohana O Na Pua; Oahu County Committee on Legislative Priorities of the Democratic Party of Hawaii; Oahu Farm to School Network; and nine individuals.
Your Committee finds that appropriating moneys to the University of Hawaii at Hilo to perform activities, including programs and studies, related to preventing and eradicating rat lungworm disease will help to reduce rat lungworm infection in the State.
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. 474, H.D. 1, S.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Ways and Means,
DONOVAN M. DELA CRUZ, Chair