STAND. COM. REP. NO. 585
RE: H.B. No. 32
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Thirty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2021
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Judiciary & Hawaiian Affairs, to which was referred H.B. No. 32 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO ANIMAL FUR PRODUCTS,"
begs leave to report as follows:
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Humane Society of the United States. Your Committee received comments on this measure from the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs.
Your Committee finds that existing laws provide relatively little oversight of the fur farming and fur trade industries. Your Committee further finds that prohibiting the manufacture for sale, offer for sale, display for sale, sale, trade, or distribution of certain animal fur products in Hawaii will foster a more humane environment in the State.
Your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Specifying that the responsibility of administrating this measure shall lie in the jurisdiction of the Department of the Attorney General rather than the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs; and
(2) Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for the purposes of clarity, consistency, and style.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Judiciary & Hawaiian Affairs that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 32, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 32, H.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Finance.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Judiciary & Hawaiian Affairs,
MARK M. NAKASHIMA, Chair