STAND. COM. REP. NO. 2118
RE: S.B. No. 762
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2019
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred S.B. No. 762, S.D. 1, H.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO AGRICULTURE EDUCATION,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to establish and appropriate funds for an agriculture education coordinator position within the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa to oversee the communication and collaboration of the P-20 Agriculture Education Working Group and to lead the implementation for a coordinated framework of support for preschool through post-secondary agriculture education in the State of Hawaii.
The Department of Agriculture, Mayor of the County of Hawai‘i, a Councilmember of the Hawaii County Council, Hawaii State Teachers Association, Pacific Resources for Education and Learning, Hawai‘i Farm Bureau, Hawai‘i Farm to School Hui, Kōkua Hawai‘i Foundation, Ka Ohana O Na Pua, Blue Zones Project, Hawaii Association Future Farmers of America, Local Food Coalition, Pacific American Foundation, Lahainaluna FFA Chapter, Waipahu Intermediate FFA Chapter, Kaho‘omiki, Kalani FFA Chapter, and many individuals supported this measure. The Department of Education and University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources provided comments.
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. 762, S.D. 1, H.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Finance,
SYLVIA LUKE, Chair