STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1438
RE: S.B. No. 1149
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2019
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Agriculture, to which was referred S.B. No. 1149, S.D. 2, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO AGRICULTURE,"
begs leave to report as follows:
(1) Appropriate funds to the Department of Agriculture (DOA) 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; and
(2) Require the Chairperson of the Board of Agriculture to report to the Legislature on the progress of the pilot program prior to the Regular Session of 2020.
The Hawai‘i Farm Bureau, Maui County Farm Bureau, Hawaii Crop Improvement Association, Ulupono Initiative, Maui Chamber of Commerce, Organizing for Action, Land Use Research Foundation of Hawaii, and many individuals supported this measure. DOA provided comments.
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 S.B. No. 1149, S.D. 2, and recommends that it pass Second Reading and be referred to your Committee on Finance.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Agriculture,
RICHARD P. CREAGAN, Chair