STAND. COM. REP. NO. 851
RE: H.B. No. 756
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. 756, H.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE BOARD OF AGRICULTURE,"
begs leave to report as follows:
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Office of Hawaiian Affairs and Department of Hawaiian Home Lands. Your Committee received comments on this measure from the Department of Agriculture.
Your Committee finds that the interests of agricultural lessees of Hawaiian homesteads should be represented on the Board of Agriculture in a way that does not establish precedent for other stakeholder groups to request expansion of the Board and compromise its ability to govern efficiently.
Your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Designating one of the at-large positions on the Board of Agriculture as the Chairperson of the Hawaiian Homes Commission; and
(2) Inserting a sunset date of June 30, 2024.
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. 756, H.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 756, H.D. 2.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Judiciary & Hawaiian Affairs,
MARK M. NAKASHIMA, Chair