STAND. COM. REP. NO. 819
RE: H.B. No. 1546
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2019
State of Hawaii
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:
(1) Require the University of Hawai‘i 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 O‘ahu County Committee on Legislative Priorities of the Democratic Party of Hawai‘i 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 Hawai‘i 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,
SYLVIA LUKE, Chair