STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1951

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2023

 

RE: S.B. No. 1488

S.D. 2

H.D. 3

 

 

 

 

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 S.B. No. 1488, S.D. 2, H.D. 2, entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO LIVESTOCK,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to require and appropriate funds for the University of Hawaii College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources, in consultation with livestock industry stakeholders, to conduct a study to assess the effects of heat stress on beef cattle during interisland ocean transport and to inform potential future legislation relating to beef cattle interisland ocean transport and the safety of people, animals, and the environment.

 

Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Department of Agriculture, University of Hawaii College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources, Hawaii Farm Bureau, Ponoholo Ranch, Kealia Ranch, Hawaii Cattlemen's Council, Animal Welfare Institute, and four individuals. Your Committee received comments on this measure from Animal Rights Hawaii and one individual.

 

Your Committee has amended this measure by:

 

(1) Changing the appropriation to an unspecified amount; and

 

(2) Making a technical, nonsubstantive amendment 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 S.B. No. 1488, S.D. 2, H.D. 2, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 1488, S.D. 2, H.D. 3.

 

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

 

 

 

 

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KYLE T. YAMASHITA, Chair