STAND. COM. REP. NO. 853-20
RE: H.B. No. 2475
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. 2475, H.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO CARGO CARRIERS,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to authorize the Department of Transportation to expend funds from the Harbor Special Fund to provide subsidies to cargo carriers to offset costs incurred by the cargo carriers as a result of providing cargo carrier services to ports serving counties within Hawaii having a population of less than 500,000 and comprising three or more populated islands.
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Maui Chamber of Commerce. Your Committee received testimony in opposition to this measure from the Department of Transportation. Your Committee received comments on this measure from the ILWU Local 142 and Animal Rights Hawaii.
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. 2475, 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