STAND. COM. REP. NO. 253

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

 

RE: S.B. No. 1268

S.D. 1

 

 

 

Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi

President of the Senate

Thirty-Second State Legislature

Regular Session of 2023

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Agriculture and Environment, to which was referred S.B. No. 1268 entitled:

 

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

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose and intent of this measure is to make technical changes to the statutory definitions of "agricultural enterprise lands" and "non-agricultural park lands" for the purposes of clarity and consistency.

 

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

 

Your Committee finds that Act 221, Session Laws of Hawaii 2022, established the Agricultural Enterprise Program as chapter 141D, Hawaii Revised Statutes. This measure makes technical changes to this chapter and a relating chapter to the statutory definitions of "agricultural enterprise lands" and "non-agricultural park lands" respectively, for the purposes of clarity and consistency.

 

Your Committee has amended this measure by making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for the purposes of clarity and consistency.

 

As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Agriculture and Environment that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 1268, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 1268, S.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Judiciary.

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Agriculture and Environment,

 

 

 

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MIKE GABBARD, Chair