STAND. COM. REP. NO. 3065
RE: S.B. No. 3042
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. 3042 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO INVASIVE SPECIES,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to appropriate funds to mitigate and control the two-lined spittlebug and to fund outreach, education, surveillance, treatment, and pest management protocols.
Your Committee received written comments in support of this measure from Department of Land and Natural Resources; Department of Agriculture; Hawaii County Council; Mayor's Office for the County of Hawaii; Larry Jefts Farm, LLC.; McCandless Ranch; Kohala Coast Resort Association; Maui County Farm Bureau; Land Use Research Foundation of Hawaii; Ponoholo Ranch Limited; Circle5ranch; Hawaii Cattlemen's Council; Ulupalakua Ranch; Hawaii Farm Bureau; Kealia Ranch; Ulupono Initiative; Local Food Coalition; Hawaii Forest Industry Association; Americans for Democratic Action; and eight individuals.
Your Committee received written comments on this measure from one individual.
Your Committee finds that invasive species are a threat to the State's natural resources, agriculture, and economy and to the health and lifestyle of residents and visitors.
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. 3042, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 3042, S.D. 1.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Ways and Means,
DONOVAN M. DELA CRUZ, Chair