STAND. COM. REP. NO. 3444
RE: H.B. No. 2276
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2020
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Agriculture and Environment, to which was referred H.B. No. 2276, H.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE ANIMAL INDUSTRY SPECIAL FUND,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to allow revenue generated by the State Veterinary Laboratory and Animal Disease Control Branch to be deposited into the Animal Industry Special Fund.
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Department of Agriculture, Hawaii Cattlemen's Council, and Hawai‘i Farm Bureau.
Your Committee finds that the State Veterinary Laboratory is placed under the Animal Industry Division. Your Committee further finds that currently the fees generated by the State Veterinary Laboratory are not deposited into the Animal Industry Special Fund. According to testimony received by your Committee, the Animal Industry Division intends to continue expanding the capabilities of and services provided by the state veterinary laboratory through the specific fees referenced in this measure.
Your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Inserting an effective date of July 1, 2020; and
(2) Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for the purposes of clarity and consistency.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Agriculture and Environment that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 2276, H.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 2276, H.D. 1, S.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Ways and Means.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Agriculture and Environment,
MIKE GABBARD, Chair