STAND. COM. REP. NO. 687-20
RE: H.B. No. 1654
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2020
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred H.B. No. 1654, H.D. 2, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO AGRICULTURE,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to appropriate funds to the Department of Agriculture for feral pig control, including grants for fencing and corral traps and a program to reduce feral pig populations.
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Hawaii Farm Bureau; Maui County Farm Bureau; Hawaii Crop Improvement Association; Dole Food Co. Hawaii; Hawaii Cattlemen's Council; CITO Farm; Larry Jefts Farms, LLC; and numerous individuals. Your Committee received comments on this measure from the Department of Agriculture.
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 H.B. No. 1654, H.D. 2, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Finance,
SYLVIA LUKE, Chair