STAND. COM. REP. NO. 977

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2019

 

RE: H.B. No. 1548

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. 1548, H.D. 1, entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO RAPID OHIA DEATH,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to appropriate funds to the Department of Land and Natural Resources to study and combat rapid ohia death in the State.

 

The Department of Agriculture, Mayor of the County of Hawaii, Hawaii Farm Bureau, Oahu County Committee on Legislative Priorities of the Democratic Party of Hawaii, Coordinating Group on Alien Pest Species, The Nature Conservancy of Hawaii, and two individuals submitted testimony in support of this measure. The Department of Land and Natural Resources provided comments.

 

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. 1548, 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