STAND. COM. REP. NO. 819

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2019

 

RE: H.B. No. 1546

H.D. 1

 

 

 

 

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. 1546, H.D. 1, entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to:

 

(1) Require the University of Hawaii to research and develop a plan to be implemented for the statewide eradication of mosquitoes; and

 

(2) Appropriate funds to research and develop the plan.

 

The Oahu County Committee on Legislative Priorities of the Democratic Party of Hawaii and a concerned individual testified in support of this measure. We Are One, Inc. testified in opposition to this measure. The Department of Land and Natural Resources and University of Hawaii System provided 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. 1546, H.D. 1, 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