STAND. COM. REP. NO. 2142

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2019

 

RE: S.B. No. 1150

S.D. 2

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 Finance, to which was referred S.B. No. 1150, S.D. 2, entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to address the exponentially growing feral pig population that is damaging farms and ranches statewide by appropriating funds for Department of Agriculture (DOA) for fencing and corral trap grants and programs to reduce the feral pig populations.

 

The Department of Land and Natural Resources, Hawaii County Council Member representing District 9, Land Use Research Foundation of Hawaii, Hawaii Farm Bureau, Maui County Farm Bureau, Kani Wildlife Control, Rancho Aloha, Maui Chamber of Commerce, and numerous concerned individuals supported this measure. DOA submitted comments on this measure.

 

Your Committee has amended this measure by:

 

(1) Deleting its purpose and findings section; 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 S.B. No. 1150, S.D. 2, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 1150, S.D. 2, H.D. 1.

 

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

 

 

 

 

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SYLVIA LUKE, Chair