STAND. COM. REP. NO. 846

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2019

 

RE: H.B. No. 1103

H.D. 2

 

 

 

 

Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Thirtieth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2019

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred H.B. No. 1103, H.D. 2, 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 an unspecified amount of funds for the Pesticide Revolving Fund to be used by the Department of Agriculture to assist in the eradication of the coffee berry borer through the Pesticide Subsidy Program established under Act 105, Session Laws of Hawaii 2014.

 

The Hawaii Farm Bureau, Maui County Farm Bureau, Hawaii Coffee Association, Hawaii Coffee Growers Association, Kau Coffee Growers Cooperative, Kona Coffee Farmers Association, Kau Mountain Farm, Kona Hills LLC, Kau Coffee Mill, Rusty's Hawaiian LLC, Oahu County Committee on Legislative Priorities of the Democratic Party of Hawaii, Pohaku Farm, and a few individuals submitted testimony in support of this measure. We Are One, Inc. submitted testimony in opposition to this measure. The Department of Agriculture offered comments on this measure.

 

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. 1103, H.D. 2, 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