STAND. COM. REP. NO. 608
RE: H.B. No. 594
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2019
State of Hawaii
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, O‘ahu County Committee on Legislative Priorities of the Democratic Party of Hawai‘i, Hawaii Crop Improvement Association, and Hawai‘i 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
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,
RYAN I. YAMANE, Chair