STAND. COM. REP. NO. 681-20

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2020

 

RE: H.B. No. 2192

H.D. 1

 

 

 

 

Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Thirtieth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2020

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Water, Land, & Hawaiian Affairs, to which was referred H.B. No. 2192, H.D. 1, entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO AGRICULTURAL BUILDINGS,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to increase the maximum area for each agricultural shade cloth structure, cold frame, and greenhouse that could qualify the structure for an exemption from building permit and building code requirements.

 

Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Department of Agriculture, one member of the Hawaii County Council, Hawaii Farming LLC, Hawaii Farm Bureau, Ulupono Initiative, Big Island Produce Asset Holdings LLC, Hawaii Aquaculture & Aquaponics Association, and one individual.

 

Your Committee finds that the existing maximum area for each agricultural shade cloth structure, cold frame, and greenhouse that qualifies the structure for an exemption from building permit and building code requirements is 20,000 square feet. Increasing the maximum area allowed from 20,000 to 60,000 square feet will support local food production.

 

As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Water, Land, & Hawaiian Affairs that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 2192, H.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Water, Land, & Hawaiian Affairs,

 

 

 

 

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RYAN I. YAMANE, Chair