STAND. COM. REP. NO. 83

 

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 Agriculture, to which was referred H.B. No. 782 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.

 

The Department of Agriculture, Hawaii Farm Bureau, Maui County Farm Bureau, Maui Chamber of Commerce, Land Use Research Foundation of Hawaii, Ulupono Initiative, Hawaii Floriculture and Nursery Association, and several concerned individuals supported this measure.

 

Your Committee has amended this measure by changing the effective date to July 1, 2150, to encourage further discussion.

 

As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Agriculture that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 782, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 782, H.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Energy & Environmental Protection.

 

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Agriculture,

 

 

 

 

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RICHARD P. CREAGAN, Chair