STAND. COM. REP. NO. 411
RE: H.B. No. 872
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Thirty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2021
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Agriculture, to which was referred H.B. No. 872 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE ANIMAL INDUSTRY SPECIAL FUND,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to allow fees generated from diagnostic, surveillance, and other work by the Department of Agriculture's Veterinary Laboratory and Animal Disease Control Branch to be deposited into the Animal Industry Special Fund.
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Board of Agriculture. Your Committee received comments on this measure from the Hawaii Cattlemen's Council, Inc.; and one individual.
Your Committee finds that the fees deposited into the Animal Industry Special Fund are used to support the operations and costs of the Department of Agriculture's Division of Animal Industry and the Department of Agriculture's resource management and planning programs. This measure adds a new source of revenue for the Division, which can be used to assist with its ongoing operations.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Agriculture that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 872 and recommends that it pass Second Reading and be referred to your Committee on Finance.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Agriculture,
MARK J. HASHEM, Chair