STAND. COM. REP. NO. 862

 

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 Finance, to which was referred H.B. No. 594, H.D. 1, 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 meet future potable water requirements for diversified agriculture by appropriating funds to the Department of Land and Natural Resources to offset the design and construction costs for one of four exploratory water wells for the proposed Kunia Wells IV Pump Station on the island of Oahu.

 

The Agribusiness Development Corporation, Honolulu Board of Water Supply, Hawaii Farm Bureau, Local Food Coalition, Land Use Research Foundation of Hawaii, Hawaii Crop Improvement Association, Lokoea Farms, Maui Farmers Union United, and several individuals submitted testimony in support of this measure. The Department of Land and Natural Resources offered 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. 594, 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