STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1153
RE: H.B. No. 690
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Thirty-Second State Legislature
Regular Session of 2023
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred H.B. No. 690, H.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO AGRICULTURE,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to support local agricultural producers by establishing and appropriating funds for the Hawaii Agricultural Investment Program to provide a dedicated source of funding for the local agricultural sector.
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Hawai‘i Farm Bureau; Ulupono Initiative; Hawai‘i Alliance for Progressive Action; Hawaii Cattlemen's Council, Inc.; Hawai‘i Farmers Union United; Good Food Movement; Local Food Coalition; and six individuals. Your Committee received comments on this measure from the Department of Agriculture and Humane Society of the United States.
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. 690, H.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Finance,
KYLE T. YAMASHITA, Chair