STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1539-18
RE: H.R. No. 200
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Twenty-Ninth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2018
State of Hawaii
Your Committees on Energy & Environmental Protection and Agriculture, to which was referred H.R. No. 200 entitled:
"HOUSE RESOLUTION REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENTS OF AGRICULTURE AND HEALTH TO EVALUATE CALIFORNIA'S CURRENT AND PENDING REGULATIONS ON CHLORPYRIFOS AND MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR IMPLEMENTATION OF SIMILAR REGULATIONS IN HAWAII,"
beg leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to request the Departments of Agriculture and Health to jointly evaluate California's current and pending regulations on chlorpyrifos and develop recommendations for similar regulations applicable to Hawaii, evaluate any negative impact on Hawaii if the Environmental Protection Agency regulations on chlorpyrifos are not implemented, and report to the Legislature prior to the 2019 Regular Session.
The Oahu County Committee on Legislative Priorities of the Democratic Party of Hawai‘i and Ka Ohana O Na Pua supported this measure. The Hawaii Cattlemen's Council, Inc. opposed this measure. The Department of Agriculture, Department of Health, and Hawai‘i Farm Bureau provided comments.
As affirmed by the records of votes of the members of your Committees on Energy & Environmental Protection and Agriculture that are attached to this report, your Committees concur with the intent and purpose of H.R. No. 200 and recommend that it be referred to your Committee on Finance.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committees on Energy & Environmental Protection and Agriculture,
RICHARD P. CREAGAN, Chair
CHRIS LEE, Chair