STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1167
RE: S.B. No. 1542
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2019
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Ways and Means, to which was referred S.B. No. 1542, S.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO AN APPROPRIATION FOR A KUNIA WELLS IV EXPLORATORY WELL,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to authorize the Director of Finance to issue general obligation bonds and to appropriate the proceeds thereof to fund the design and construction of an exploratory well for the proposed Kunia Wells IV pump station.
Your Committee received written comments in support of this measure from the Department of Land and Natural Resources, Agribusiness Development Corporation, City and County of Honolulu Board of Water Supply, Oahu County Committee on Legislative Priorities of the Democratic Party of Hawaii, Local Food Coalition, Land Use Research Foundation of Hawaii, Lokoea Farms, Maui Farmers Union United, Hawaii Farm Bureau, Hawaii Crop Improvement Association, Hawaii Farmers Union, Hawaii Cattlemen's Council, and eleven individuals.
Your Committee finds that this measure will assist the City and County of Honolulu Board of Water Supply in locating and developing new water sources to meet the irrigation needs of the agricultural industry in Kunia.
Your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Changing the appropriation to an unspecified amount to facilitate further discussion on the measure; and
(2) Making technical nonsubstantive amendments for purposes of clarity and style.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Ways and Means that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 1542, S.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 1542, S.D. 2.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Ways and Means,
DONOVAN M. DELA CRUZ, Chair