STAND. COM. REP. NO. 954

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2021

 

RE: H.B. No. 1144

H.D. 2

 

 

 

 

Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Thirty-First State Legislature

Regular Session of 2021

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred H.B. No. 1144, H.D. 2, entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO AGRICULTURE,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to exempt from the general excise tax law amounts received from the interisland transportation and related loading and unloading of agricultural commodities.

 

Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Maui County Farm Bureau; Ulupono Initiative; Hawaii Farm Bureau; Hawaii Cattlemen's Council, Inc.; Maui Chamber of Commerce; and two individuals. Your Committee received comments on this measure from the Department of Taxation, Department of Agriculture, and Tax Foundation of 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. 1144, H.D. 2, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.

 

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Finance,

 

 

 

 

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SYLVIA LUKE, Chair