HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-SEVENTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2013

 

COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE

Rep. Jessica Wooley, Chair

Rep. Richard H.K. Onishi, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Tom Brower

Rep. James Kunane Tokioka

Rep. Romy M. Cachola

Rep. Clift Tsuji

Rep. Isaac W. Choy

Rep. Lauren Kealohilani Cheape

Rep. Takashi Ohno

Rep. Gene Ward

Rep. Gregg Takayama

 

 

COMMITTEE ON WATER & LAND

Rep. Cindy Evans, Chair

Rep. Nicole E. Lowen, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Denny Coffman

Rep. Chris Lee

Rep. Ty J.K. Cullen

Rep. Richard Lee Fale

Rep. Faye P. Hanohano

Rep. Cynthia Thielen

Rep. Derek S.K. Kawakami

 

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Monday, February 04, 2013

TIME:

8:30 A.M.

PLACE:

Auditorium

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

 

 

 

 

 

A G E N D A

 

 

HB 481

Status

RELATING TO AGRICULTURAL LAND USE.

Allows for the construction of certain traditional Hawaiian hale on land that is used for farming operations without a building permit. Effective July 1, 2013.

 

AGR/WAL, JUD, FIN

HB 489

Status

RELATING TO AGRICULTURAL BUILDING PERMITS.

Provides, under certain circumstances, an exemption from building code and permit requirements for nonresidential buildings or structures on commercial farms and ranches located outside the urban district.

 

AGR/WAL

HB 482

Status

RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.

Repeals the ability to claim expenditures for regulatory processing, studies, and legal and other consultant services under the important agricultural land qualified agricultural cost tax credit. This bill shall be effective July 1, 2013, and shall apply to taxable years beginning after December 31, 2013.

 

AGR/WAL, FIN

HB 485

Status

RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.

Authorizes the director of finance to issue general obligation bonds to fund capital improvements for the former Galbraith estate property.

 

AGR/WAL, FIN

HB 483

Status

RELATING TO TARO LANDS.

Requires the Department of Land and Natural Resources and the Department of Agriculture to work with the Taro Security and Purity Task Force to identify taro lands, adjust lease rents, and modify lease qualification criteria. Effective July 1, 2013.

 

AGR/WAL, FIN

HB 734

Status

RELATING TO THE PROTECTION OF TARO LANDS.

Amends land use classifications to add taro lands to unique agricultural lands. Requires retention of supporting structures for taro fields. Adds growth and perpetuation of taro and crops native to Hawaii to agricultural planning policies. Effective July 1, 2013.

 

AGR/WAL

HB 484

Status

RELATING TO THE PROTECTION OF TARO.

Includes taro lands and taro-growing structures as special agricultural lands to be protected from development. Effective July 1, 2013.

 

AGR/WAL, FIN

 

 

 

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

 

Persons wishing to offer comments should submit testimony at least 24 hours prior to the hearing. Testimony should indicate:

     Testifier's name with position/title and organization;

     The Committee(s) to which the comments are directed;

     The date and time of the hearing; and

     Measure number.

 

 

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Rep. Cindy Evans

Chair

 

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Rep. Jessica Wooley

Chair