STAND. COM. REP. NO. 394

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2019

 

RE: H.B. No. 782

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 Energy & Environmental Protection, to which was referred H.B. No. 782, H.D. 1, entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO AGRICULTURE,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to appropriate funds to the Department of Agriculture to establish a pilot program to identify and purchase efficient foreign agriculture small equipment and retrofit engines to comply with Environmental Protection Agency standard regulations.

 

Hawaii Farm Bureau, Ulupono Initiative, Land Use Research Foundation of Hawaii, Maui Chamber of Commerce, Oahu County Committee on Legislative Priorities of the Democratic Party of Hawaii, Maui County Farm Bureau, and a concerned individual supported this measure. The Department of Agriculture offered comments.

 

As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Energy & Environmental Protection that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 782, H.D. 1, and recommends that it be referred to your Committee on Finance.

 

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Energy & Environmental Protection,

 

 

 

 

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NICOLE E. LOWEN, Chair