STAND. COM. REP. NO. 3330
RE: S.B. No. 2719
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2020
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Ways and Means, to which was referred S.B. No. 2719, S.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE,"
begs leave to report as follows:
Your Committee received written comments in support of this measure from the Land Use Research Foundation of Hawaii; Department of Agriculture; Waihale Products; Ponoholo Ranch; Ohana Farm Orchards; Ulupalakua Ranch; Hawaii Crop Improvement Association; Hawaii Farm Bureau; Hawaiian Flower Gardens, Inc.; KVTHC; Ono Pop's Kauai; HCP; Matsuda-Fukuyama Farms; Maui County Farm Bureau; Rancho Aloha; Waikahe Farms; and numerous individuals.
Your Committee received written comments in opposition to this measure from Animal Rights Hawaii.
Your Committee finds that increased measures to control the expanding feral pig population in the State will address the growing problem of agricultural destruction and loss caused by feral pigs.
Your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Changing the appropriation to an unspecified amount; and
(2) Changing the effective date to July 1, 2050, to facilitate further discussion on the measure.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Ways and Means that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 2719, S.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 2719, S.D. 2.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Ways and Means,
DONOVAN M. DELA CRUZ, Chair