STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1861

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2023

 

RE: S.B. No. 1268

S.D. 1

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 Judiciary & Hawaiian Affairs, to which was referred S.B. No. 1268, S.D. 1, H.D. 1, entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO AGRICULTURAL LANDS,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to make technical changes to the definitions of "agricultural enterprise lands" and "nonagricultural park lands" for clarification and consistency.

 

Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Department of Agriculture and Hawaii Farm Bureau.

 

Your Committee finds that this measure will resolve an inconsistency between the definition of "agricultural enterprise lands" established by Act 221, Session Laws of Hawaii 2022, and the definition of "non-agricultural park lands" in chapter 166E, Hawaii Revised Statutes.

 

Your Committee has amended this measure by making it effective upon approval.

 

As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Judiciary & Hawaiian Affairs that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 1268, S.D. 1, H.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 1268, S.D. 1, H.D. 2.

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Judiciary & Hawaiian Affairs,

 

 

 

 

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DAVID A. TARNAS, Chair