STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1823
RE: H.C.R. No. 187
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2019
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Transportation, to which was referred H.C.R. No. 187 entitled:
"HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION REQUESTING THE VARIOUS GOVERNMENT ENTITIES RESPONSIBLE FOR INSPECTING CARGO SHIPMENTS TO HAWAII TO COORDINATE THEIR EFFORTS TO ENSURE THAT EVERY SHIPPING CONTAINER IS INSPECTED FOR ILLEGAL GOODS,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to request the various government entities responsible for inspecting cargo shipments to Hawaii to coordinate their efforts to ensure that every shipping container is inspected for illegal goods.
American Promotional Events, Inc. testified in support of this measure. Matson testified in opposition to this measure. The Department of Transportation and Department of Agriculture provided comments.
Your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Inserting language clarifying that the inspection is to be conducted on shipping containers originating from outside the State;
(2) Inserting language requiring the inspections to be conducted in such a way as to have minimal impact on the flow of commerce in the State; and
(3) Amending the title of this Concurrent Resolution to:
"REQUESTING THE VARIOUS GOVERNMENT ENTITIES RESPONSIBLE FOR INSPECTING CARGO SHIPMENTS TO HAWAII TO COORDINATE THEIR EFFORTS TO ENSURE THAT EVERY SHIPPING CONTAINER ORIGINATING FROM OUTSIDE THE STATE IS INSPECTED FOR ILLEGAL GOODS."
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Transportation that is attached to this report, your Committee concurs with the intent and purpose of H.C.R. No. 187, as amended herein, and recommends that it be referred to your Committee on Judiciary in the form attached hereto as H.C.R. No. 187, H.D. 1.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Transportation,
HENRY J.C. AQUINO, Chair