STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1115

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2023

 

RE: H.B. No. 1149

H.D. 2

 

 

 

 

Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Thirty-Second State Legislature

Regular Session of 2023

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred H.B. No. 1149, H.D. 1, entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE COCONUT RHINOCEROS BEETLE PROGRAM,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to appropriate funds to support the existing coconut rhinoceros beetle response positions and activities of the State.

 

Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Department of Agriculture; Hawaii Farm Bureau; Coordinating Group on Alien Pest Species; University of Hawaii Professional Assembly; Waimanalo Agricultural Association; Island Foodscaping; Contemporary Landscaping, LLC; Island Grower Supplies LLC; Natura Nursery; Happy Plants Nursery; Plant Hawaii; Carol Kwan Consulting LLC; and eleven individuals. Your Committee received comments on this measure from the Department of Land and Natural Resources and University of Hawaii System.

 

Your Committee has amended this measure by:

 

(1) Changing the appropriations to unspecified amounts; and

 

(2) Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for the purposes of clarity, consistency, and style.

 

As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Finance that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 1149, H.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 1149, H.D. 2.

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Finance,

 

 

 

 

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KYLE T. YAMASHITA, Chair