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SB958 SD1 HD2     
Report Title: Genetically Modified Organisms; Taro; Other Plant Organisms
Description: Places a five-year moratorium on the: (1) genetic modification within the State of any Hawaiian taro; and (2) testing, planting, or growing within the State of any Hawaiian taro that has been genetically modified outside the State. Prohibits any state statute, rule, permit condition, or executive or administrative directive or order that bans or restricts the (1) genetic modification within the State of any non-Hawaiian taro or other non-taro plant organism; or (2) testing, planting, or growing within the State of any genetically modified non-Hawaiian taro or other genetically modified non-taro plant organism. Prohibits certain other types of county regulation of a genetically modified plant organism. Provides that the Act is not severable. Takes effect on 07/01/08. (SB958 HD2)
Package: None
Current Referral: EEP, AGR

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1/22/2007SPassed First Reading.
1/24/2007SReferred to ENE/WAH.
1/24/2007SThe committee(s) on WAH has scheduled a public hearing on 01-29-07 at 1:30 pm in conference room 414 (pending re-referral).
1/26/2007SRe-Referred to WAH.
1/29/2007SThe committee(s) on WAH recommend(s) that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes in WAH were as follows: 3 Aye(s): Senator(s) Kokubun, Tokuda, Hee; Aye(s) with reservations: none ; 1 No(es): Senator(s) Slom; and 1 Excused: Senator(s) Fukunaga.
2/6/2007SReported from WAH (Stand. Com. Rep. No. 28) with recommendation of passage on Second Reading, as amended (SD 1) and placement on the calendar for Third Reading.
2/6/2007SReport adopted; Passed Second Reading, as amended (SD 1).
2/6/2007S48 Hrs. Notice 02-08-07.
2/8/2007SPassed Third Reading, as amended (SD 1). Ayes, 16; Aye(s) with reservations: Senator(s) Fukunaga, Gabbard, Ige, Kim, Menor, Nishihara, Sakamoto, Tsutsui . Noes, 8 (Senator(s) Baker, Espero, Hemmings, Inouye, Slom, Taniguchi, Trimble, Whalen). Excused, 1 (Senator(s) Bunda). Transmitted to House.
2/8/2007HReceived from Senate (Sen. Com. No. 10).
2/12/2007HReferred to EEP, AGR, CPC, referral sheet 18
2/21/2007HBill scheduled to be heard by EEP on Tuesday, 02-27-07 at 10:00 am in House conference room 312.
2/27/2007HThe committees on EEP recommend that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes were as follows: 5 Ayes: Representative(s) Morita, Carroll, Ito, Magaoay, Sagum; Ayes with reservations: none; 0 Noes: none; and 3 Excused: Representative(s) Chong, Saiki, Thielen.
3/1/2007HRe-referred to EEP, AGR, referral sheet 27
3/9/2007HReported from the committee on EEP (Stand. Com. Rep. No. 1218) as amended in (HD 1), recommending passage on Second Reading and referral to the committee on AGR.
3/12/2007HPassed Second Reading as amended in (HD 1) and referred to the committee(s) on AGR with Representative(s) Marumoto voting no (1) and Representative(s) Carroll, Manahan, Thielen excused (3).
8/27/2007DCarried over to 2008 Regular Session.
3/13/2008HBill scheduled to be heard by AGR on Wednesday, 03-19-08 at 9:00 am in House conference room State Capitol Auditorium.
3/18/2008HBroadcast of hearing/briefing available. See: www.capitoltv.org
3/19/2008HThe committee(s) recommends that the measure be deferred.
3/31/2008HBill scheduled for decision making on Thursday, 04-03-08 at 11:00 am in conference room 325.
4/3/2008HThe committees on AGR recommend that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes were as follows: 9 Ayes: Representative(s) Tsuji, Brower, Chang, Herkes, Manahan, Yamane, Yamashita; Ayes with reservations: Representative(s) Wakai, Ching; 3 Noes: Representative(s) Berg, Hanohano, Meyer; and 0 Excused: none.
4/4/2008HReported from AGR (Stand. Com. Rep. No. 1769-08) as amended in HD 2, recommending passage on Third Reading.
4/4/2008HForty-eight (48) hours notice Tuesday, 04-08-08.
4/8/2008HRecommitted to AGR with none voting no and Representative(s) Nakasone, Sagum excused.

S = Senate | H = House | D = Data Systems | $ = Appropriation measure | ConAm = Constitutional Amendment

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