STAND. COM. REP. NO. 712

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2021

 

RE: H.B. No. 469

H.D. 1

 

 

 

 

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. 469, H.D. 1, entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE TRANSFER OF NON-AGRICULTURAL PARK LANDS,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to establish a mechanism for the transfer of certain non-agricultural park lands from the Department of Land and Natural Resources to the Department of Agriculture pursuant to chapter 166E, Hawaii Revised Statutes.

 

Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from Hawaii Farm Bureau; Hawaii Cattlemen's Council, Inc.; Ponoholo Ranch Limited; Maui Cattlemen's Association; Kealia Ranch; Larry Jefts Farms, LLC; Ulupalakua Ranch; Hawaii Agriculture Research Center; Local Food Coalition; Hawaii Meats LLC; Hawaii Crop Improvement Association; Rocker G Livestock; GreenWheel Food Hub; Ag Matters, LLC; and ten individuals. Your Committee received testimony in opposition to this measure from Fantastic Gardens Hawaii, Inc.; and Sierra Club of Hawaii. Your Committee received comments on this measure from the Department of Land and Natural Resources, Department of Agriculture, Ulupono Initiative, Hawaii Aquaculture & Aquaponics Association, KK Ranch, and one individual.

 

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. 469, H.D. 1, 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