STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1660-18
RE: H.C.R. No. 60
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Twenty-Ninth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2018
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Agriculture, to which was referred H.C.R. No. 60 entitled:
"HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION URGING STATE DEPARTMENTS AND PRIVATE LAND OWNERS TO SUPPORT EFFECTIVE AND HUMANE REDUCTION OF FREE-ROAMING CAT POPULATIONS USING THE TRAP-NEUTER-RETURN-MANAGE STRATEGY,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to reduce the number of cats at large and improve their quality of life by urging state departments with jurisdiction over state lands to support the use of trap-neuter-return-manage strategies as an effective and humane way to reduce the population of free-roaming cats on state lands.
The Hawaiian Humane Society, West Hawaii Humane Society, Neighborhood Cats, Hui Pono Holoholona, Hawaii Cat Foundation, Animal Rights Hawaii, and numerous concerned individuals testified in support of this measure. The Department of Land and Natural Resources, Office of Hawaiian Affairs, and a concerned individual testified in opposition to this measure.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Agriculture that is attached to this report, your Committee concurs with the intent and purpose of H.C.R. No. 60 and recommends that it be referred to your Committee on Finance.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Agriculture,
RICHARD P. CREAGAN, Chair