STAND. COM. REP. NO. 2147

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2023

 

RE: S.B. No. 682

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 Finance, to which was referred S.B. No. 682, S.D. 1, H.D. 1, entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO ANIMAL FUR PRODUCTS,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to prohibit the sale, offer for sale, display for sale, trade, or distribution of certain animal fur products in the State.

 

Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Humane Society of the United States, Last Chance for Animals, Animal Rights Hawaii, Animal Legal Defense Fund, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, Maui Humane Society, Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association, Animal Defenders International, Kauai Humane Society, Hawaiian Humane Society, Animal Rights Initiative, and numerous individuals. Your Committee received testimony in opposition to this measure from Anamoda, Inc.; Natural Fibers Alliance; Fur Commission USA; Retail Merchants of Hawaii; International Fur Federation; American Fur Council; and one individual.

 

Your Committee has amended this measure by:

 

(1) Changing the effective date to June 30, 3000, to encourage further discussion; 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 S.B. No. 682, 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. 682, S.D. 1, H.D. 2.

 

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

 

 

 

 

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KYLE T. YAMASHITA, Chair