Report Title:

P.U.C. Exemption; Transporters of Seed Corn

 

Description:

Repeals sunset date allowing P.U.C. exemption for transporters of seed corn to processing facilities.

THE SENATE

S.B. NO.

2134

TWENTY-FIRST LEGISLATURE, 2002

 

STATE OF HAWAII

 


 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

relating to agriculture.

 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:

SECTION 1. The legislature finds that the seed corn industry is one of the larger commodities that have consumed many of the former sugarcane lands on Kauai and Oahu. Because of the magnitude of seed corn operations, some of the companies use commercial transportation modes to transport containers of seed corn from the fields to their processing facilities. Therefore, the legislature finds that similar to sugarcane and pineapple, the seed corn industry should be exempted from the public utility commission rates in perpetuity.

Thus, the purpose of this bill is to repeal the June 30, 2002, sunset date of Act 120, Session Laws of Hawaii 1997, which will then continue the exemption of the transportation of seed corn to a processing facility.

SECTION 2. Act 120, Session Laws of Hawaii 1997, is amended by amending section 8 to read as follows:

"SECTION 8. This Act shall take effect upon its approval [; provided that on June 30, 2002, section 2 of this Act shall be repealed and section 271-5, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is reenacted in the form in which it read on the day before the approval of this Act]."

SECTION 3. Statutory material to be repealed is bracketed and stricken.

SECTION 4. This Act shall take effect on June 29, 2002.

INTRODUCED BY:

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