HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

H.R. NO.

116

TWENTY-SEVENTH LEGISLATURE, 2014

 

STATE OF HAWAII

 

 

 

 

 

HOUSE RESOLUTION

 

 

urging the Office of Hawaiian Affairs to collaborate with the Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism to create economic development initiatives for the perpetuation and use of native hawaiian plants and resources.

 

 

 


     WHEREAS, Hawaii is the endangered species capital of the world with over three hundred endangered plants; and

 

     WHEREAS, Native Hawaiian plants grown in proper climate zones thrive with less water, require less fertilizer, and need less pruning than non-native plants; and

 

     WHEREAS, growing Native Hawaiian plants helps develop knowledge of and appreciation for Hawaiian culture and history; and

 

     WHEREAS, state incentives for plant nurseries and other agricultural organizations to grow and sell native plants would help promote Native Hawaiian plants and make more of them available for cultivation, use, and sale; and

 

     WHEREAS, a thriving native plant and resource production sector would help to diversify Hawaii's economy; now, therefore,

 

     BE IT RESOLVED by the House of Representatives of the Twenty-seventh Legislature of the State of Hawaii, Regular Session of 2014, that the Office of Hawaiian Affairs is urged to collaborate with the Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism in creating economic development initiatives for the perpetuation and use of Native Hawaiian plants and resources; and

 

     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Office of Hawaiian Affairs is requested to submit a report to the Legislature, not later than twenty days prior to the Regular Session of 2015, on the progress made concerning the establishment of economic development initiatives created for the perpetuation and use of Native Hawaiian plants and resources; and

 

     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that certified copies of this Resolution be transmitted to the Chief Executive Officer and the Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs and the Director of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism.

 

 

 

 

OFFERED BY:

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Report Title: 

Native Hawaiian Plants; OHA; DBEDT; Economic Development Initiatives; Report