HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE THIRTIETH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2019

 

COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE

Rep. Richard P. Creagan, Chair

Rep. Lynn DeCoite, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Rida Cabanilla Arakawa

Rep. Richard H.K. Onishi

Rep. Romy M. Cachola

Rep. Amy A. Perruso

Rep. Daniel Holt

Rep. Val Okimoto

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

TIME:

8:30am

PLACE:

Conference Room 312

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

SB 491, SD2

(SSCR962)

Status

RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE.

Appropriates funds for operating expenses of the Department of Agriculture. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

AGR, FIN

SB 1359, SD2

(SSCR1093)

Status

RELATING TO THE AGRIBUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION.

Requires the Auditor to conduct a financial audit of the Agribusiness Development Corporation. Requires the Department of Agriculture to conduct a management audit of the Agribusiness Development Corporation. Appropriates funds. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

AGR, FIN

SB 759, SD2

(SSCR995)

Status

RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.

Requires the Department of Agriculture to establish a 2-year Agricultural Theft and Vandalism Pilot Project to examine the effectiveness of prosecuting agricultural theft and agricultural vandalism in the counties of Hawaii and Maui. Appropriates funds. Takes effect 3/15/2050. (SD2)

 

AGR, JUD, FIN

SB 1353, SD3

(SSCR1053)

Status

RELATING TO INDUSTRIAL HEMP.

Authorizes the Department of Agriculture to establish the industrial hemp program. Repeals the industrial hemp special fund under section 141-41, HRS, when the industrial hemp pilot program is repealed on 6/30/2021. Authorizes the chairperson of the board of agriculture to submit to the United States Secretary of Agriculture a proposed state plan to monitor and regulate hemp production. Effective 7/1/2050. Appropriates funds. (SD3)

 

AGR, JUD, FIN

SB 1351, SD1

(SSCR698)

Status

RELATING TO HEMP.

Authorizes the Department of Agriculture to allow temporary inspectors to perform industrial hemp inspections and to deposit fees from inspections by temporary inspectors into the certification services revolving fund. Authorizes the Department of Agriculture to adopt an alternative method of sampling industrial hemp plants. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)

 

AGR, FIN

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

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Rep. Richard P. Creagan

Chair