STAND. COM. REP. NO. 608

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2019

 

RE: H.B. No. 594

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 Water, Land, & Hawaiian Affairs, to which was referred H.B. No. 594 entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO AN APPROPRIATION FOR A KUNIA WELLS IV EXPLORATORY WELL,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to provide additional water supply for growth, including in diversified agriculture, by appropriating $1,000,000 to offset the design and construction costs for one of four exploratory water wells for the proposed Kunia Wells IV pump station.

 

The Agribusiness Development Corporation, Honolulu Board of Water Supply, Maui County Farm Bureau, Land Use Research Foundation of Hawaii, Oahu County Committee on Legislative Priorities of the Democratic Party of Hawaii, Hawaii Crop Improvement Association, and Hawaii Farm Bureau submitted testimony in support of this measure. The Department of Land and Natural Resources offered comments on this measure.

Your Committee has amended this measure by:

 

(1) Changing the appropriation to an unspecified amount;

 

(2) Changing its effective date to July 1, 2050, to promote further discussion; and

 

(3) Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for clarity, consistency, and style.

 

As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Water, Land, & Hawaiian Affairs that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 594, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 594, H.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Finance.

 

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Water, Land, & Hawaiian Affairs,

 

 

 

 

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RYAN I. YAMANE, Chair