STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1658
RE: H.B. No. 834
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Thirty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2021
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Ways and Means, to which was referred H.B. No. 834, H.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO A BLACK CINDER CONE QUARRY SITE SURVEY,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to require that the Department of Land and Natural Resources collaborate with the County of Hawaii to conduct site surveys to identify the most suitable locations for black cinder cone quarries on the island of Hawaii.
Your Committee received written comments in support of this measure from the University of Hawaii College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources, Hawaii Farm Bureau, Hawaii Floriculture and Nursery Association, Orchid Growers of Hawaii, and Hawaii Tropical Flower Council.
Your Committee received written comments on this measure from the Department of Land and Natural Resources.
Your Committee finds that this measure will help provide to agricultural businesses in the State reliable access to black cinder media, which is essential for plant breeding, container grown plants, and landscaping.
Your Committee has amended this measure by making technical nonsubstantive changes for purposes of clarity, consistency, and style.
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 H.B. No. 834, H.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 834, H.D. 1, S.D. 1.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Ways and Means,
DONOVAN M. DELA CRUZ, Chair