A sample letter is below, please note your letter will be published on the Legislature’s website, so only include your address or phone number if it is a business.
There are 2 ways you can submit testimony:
1. By emailing the Ways & Means Committee at least 24 hrs before the hearing.
You can email your testimony to the Ways and Means Committee up until 9:30am on Tuesday the 28th at: WAMtestimony@capitol.hawaii.gov
2. Register at the Hawaii State Legislature
Website: http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/login/register.asp and then submit your testimony online.
Mahalo in advance for your help! Please feel free to call OISC at 808-292-6691 if you have any questions.
Testimony of [name or company/entity name]
Supporting Funding for the Department of Land and Natural Resources’
Watershed and Invasive Species Programs
in H.B. 100 Relating to the State Budget
Senate Committee on Ways & Means
Wednesday, March 29, 2017, 9:30AM, Room 211
I [or_company/entity name_supports] am in strong support of funding for the Department of Land and Natural Resources’ and Department of Agriculture’s invasive species and watershed protection programs.
Invasive species affect everyone. Our water supply is at risk because our forests are at risk, our locally-grown crops are attacked by pests and diseases, our heritage trees like ʻōhiʻa are threatened by disease, and our health and well-being can be harmed by stinging insects and mosquito-borne diseases. However, we recognize that together we can make a difference if we make it a high priority for our government and ourselves to prevent new introductions, control the worst pests already present, educate ourselves and others, and use good science to support our collective efforts.
Feel free to include some specific information about yourself or your organization and why this issue and your ISC is important to you. Information about local jobs created or maintained is also useful to include.]
Thank you for your support.
[name and title – your actual signature is nice but not essential]