STAND. COM. REP. NO. 589
RE: H.B. No. 1103
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2019
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Judiciary, to which was referred H.B. No. 1103, H.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE PESTICIDE SUBSIDY PROGRAM,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to appropriate funds to the Department of Agriculture to assist in the eradication of the coffee berry borer.
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Department of Agriculture, Kau Mountain Farm, Hawaii Farm Bureau, Hawaii Coffee Association, Rusty's Hawaiian LLC, Maui Coffee Association, Hawaii Coffee Association, Kona Coffee Farmers Association, Hala Tree, Konalicious Organic Coffee, Oahu County Committee on Legislative Priorities of the Democratic Party of Hawaii, Sugaikonacoffee, LavaRock Farm, Absolutely! Kona Coffee, Greenwell Farms Inc., Kanalani Ohana Farm, Hawaii Coffee Growers Association, Hawaii Cattlemen's Council, and numerous individuals.
Your Committee received testimony in opposition of this measure from We Are One, Inc.
Your Committee finds that changing the appropriation amount from $350,000 for each year of the 2019-2021 biennium to an unspecified sum will encourage further discussion on the measure.
Accordingly, your Committee has amended this measure by changing the appropriation amounts to unspecified sums.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Judiciary that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 1103, H.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it be referred to your Committee on Finance in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 1103, H.D. 2.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Judiciary,
CHRIS LEE, Chair