STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1215
RE: S.B. No. 1026
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 S.B. No. 1026, S.D. 2, 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 require revenue generated from diagnostic, surveillance, and other work performed by the State Veterinary Laboratory and Animal Disease Control Branch to be deposited into the Animal Industry Special Fund.
Your Committee finds that adding sources of revenue, specifically fees for work performed by the State Veterinary Laboratory and Animal Disease Control Branch, will support the work of the State Veterinary Laboratory in providing testing services, disease surveillance, and laboratory services to practicing veterinarians and the State's livestock and aquaculture industries.
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 S.B. No. 1026, S.D. 2, 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