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 20, 2019

TIME:

9:00am

PLACE:

Conference Room 312

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

SB 1167, SD1

(SSCR899)

Status

RELATING TO AGRICULTURAL ENTERPRISES.

Establishes a new agricultural enterprise program within the department of agriculture to plan, design, construct, operate, manage, maintain, repair, demolish, and remove infrastructure on any lands under the jurisdiction of the department, to support and promote agriculture. Establishes the agricultural enterprise special fund. Makes an appropriation. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

AGR, FIN

SB 651, SD2

(SSCR743)

Status

RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.

Gives the Board of Agriculture authority to decide on a case-by-case basis which entities qualify for a non-agricultural park lease. Establishes certain conditions and qualifications that must be met in order for the Board to deem an entity eligible for a lease. Effective 7/1/2050. Sunsets on 6/30/2024. (SD2)

 

AGR, FIN

SB 760, SD2

(SSCR1044)

Status

RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.

Expands the definition of "qualified agricultural costs" for the important agricultural land qualified agricultural cost tax credit. Extends through the 2029 taxable year the time in which the Department of Agriculture may certify important agricultural lands qualified agricultural cost tax credits. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

AGR, FIN

SB 1148, SD2

(SSCR925)

Status

RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.

Appropriates funds into and out of the agricultural loan revolving fund for the Department of Agriculture to provide loans to local ranchers and farmers negatively affected by natural disasters. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

AGR, FIN

SB 1151, SD1

(SSCR696)

Status

RELATING TO DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE LOANS.

Increases the chairperson's authority to approve agricultural loans and aquacultural loans. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)

 

AGR, FIN

SB 223, SD2

(SSCR1059)

Status

RELATING TO IRRIGATION.

Transfers operational authority over portions of the east Kauai irrigation system operated and maintained by the east Kauai water users' cooperative as of 7/1/19, to the Department of Agriculture. Establishes staffing positions. Authorizes general obligation bonds for a state irrigation system capital improvement project. Appropriates funds. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

AGR, FIN

 

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

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Rep. Richard P. Creagan

Chair