STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1158
RE: H.B. No. 770
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. 770 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE HONALO MARSHALLING YARD,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to appropriate funds to the Department of Agriculture for a capital improvement project to support the increased production of ulu and other co-crops processed at the Honalo Marshalling Yard.
Councilmember representing District 9 of the Hawai‘i County Council; Department of Research and Development of the County of Hawai‘i; National Tropical Botanical Garden; Big Island Resource Conservation and Development Council; Hawai‘i ‘Ulu Cooperative; Ulupono Initiative; Hawai‘i Farm Bureau; Hawaii Island Food Alliance; O‘ahu Resource Conservation & Development Council; Isaac M. Tanaka Farm; Kohana Farms; Kona Ulu Farm; F&D Coffee; AAO Farms; E-Scape Enterprises; The Big Web Farm; Island Harvest Inc.; Mala Kalu‘ulu Cooperative; Ohana Farm; GoFarm Hawaii; Magics Beach Grill; Cafe Pesto Hilo; Hawaii Crop Improvement Association; O‘ahu Farm to School Network; Farm Link Hawai‘i; Hawai‘i Center for Food Safety; Blue Zones Project; Adaptions Hawaii Food Hub; Ka Ohana O Na Pua; Kaiaulu Cooperative; Maui Farmers Union United; Lokoea Farms; A‘a Li‘i Farm; Hawaii Farmers Union; Hawai‘i Farm to School Hui; O‘ahu County Committee on Legislative Priorities of the Democratic Party of Hawai‘i; Slow Money Hawaii; Natural Investments; The Kohala Center; Montana Manufacturing Extension Center; and many individuals submitted testimony in support of the measure. The Department of Agriculture offered comments on the measure.
Your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Changing the appropriations to unspecified amounts; and
(2) Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for clarity, consistency, and style.
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. 770, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 770, H.D. 1, and be placed on the calendar for Third Reading.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Finance,
SYLVIA LUKE, Chair