STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1833
RE: S.C.R. No. 118
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2019
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Ways and Means, to which was referred S.C.R. No. 118, S.D. 1, entitled:
"SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE TO DESIGNATE AREAS IN EACH COUNTY FOR DAIRY OPERATIONS AND DEVELOP INCENTIVES TO INCREASE DAIRY OPERATIONS IN THE STATE,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to request the Department of Agriculture to explore ways to support Hawaii's dairy industry by designating areas in each county for dairy operations and developing incentives to increase dairy operations in the State.
Your Committee received written comments in support of this measure from the Department of Agriculture, Hawaii Farm Bureau, and one individual.
Your Committee received written comments in opposition to this measure from Animal Rights Hawaii, Keiko Conservation, Aloha Animal Advocates, Pele Lani Farm LLC, and four individuals.
Your Committee finds that this measure addresses the decline in dairy operations in the State, aims to reduce reliance on imported dairy products, and aligns with the statewide goal of increasing local food production.
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 concurs with the intent and purpose of S.C.R. No. 118, S.D. 1, and recommends its adoption.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Ways and Means,
DONOVAN M. DELA CRUZ, Chair