HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-FIRST LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2002

 

COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE

Rep. Felipe P. Abinsay, Chair

Rep. Ben Cabreros, Vice Chair

Rep. Lei Ahu Isa

Rep. Roy Takumi

Rep. Ed Case

Rep. Ron Davis

Rep. Jerry Chang

Rep. Joe Gomes

Rep. Michael Magaoay

Rep. Chris Halford

Rep. Nathan Suzuki

Rep. Paul Whalen

COMMITTEE ON HIGHER EDUCATION

Rep. Roy Takumi, Chair

Rep. K. Mark Takai, Vice Chair

Rep. Felipe P. Abinsay

Rep. Brian Schatz

Rep. Dennis A. Arakaki

Rep. Kika Bukoski

Rep. Nestor R. Garcia

Rep. Chris Halford

Rep. Helene Hale

Rep. Robert McDermott

Rep. Ken Ito

Rep. Guy Ontai

Rep. Michael Kahikina

Rep. William Stonebraker

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

DATE:

Wednesday, February 13, 2002

TIME:

8:30a.m. to 11:45a.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 325

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

FOR DECISION MAKING ONLY NO TESTIMONY WILL BE ACCEPTED

HB 2009

RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.

Short form bill relating to agriculture.

AGR

 

THE FOLLOWING BILLS WILL BE HEARD. (PLEASE SUBMIT 35 COPIES OF TESTIMONY.)

AGR ONLY

HB 1941

RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.

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

AGR

HB 1976

RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS TO ASSIST INDUSTRIAL ENTERPRISES.

Authorizes $2,300,00 for purchase of a sugar and molasses terminal facility at Nawiliwili, Kauai.

AGR, FIN

HB 2248

RELATING TO SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS FOR PROCESSING ENTERPRISES.

Authorizes the department of budget and finance to issue up to $10,000,000 in Special Purpose Revenue Bonds for the purpose of assisting Poaka, Incorporated in the planning and building of a food processing plant.

AGR, FIN

HB 2725

RELATING TO SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS FOR HAWAII MACADAMIA TREE, INCORPORATED.

Authorizes the issuance of $10,000,000, in special purpose revenue bonds to assist Hawaii Macadamia Tree, Incorporated.

AGR, FIN

HB 2629

RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.

Appropriates funds to the department of agriculture to conduct a program to reduce by 50 per cent the total amount of imported food purchased by Hawaii residents that could be purchased from locally produced sources.

AGR, FIN

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

 

 

AGR/HED - (PLEASE SUBMIT 45 COPIES OF TESTIMONY.)

HB 2172

RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.

Appropriates funds for agricultural research and development and for the development of the agribusiness incubator initiative.

AGR/HED, FIN

HB 2194

RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII AT HILO.

Establishes the diversified agricultural loan program revolving loan fund.

AGR/HED, FIN

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING ONLY ON THE FOLLOWING BILLS HEARD ON SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2002.

NO TESTIMONY WILL BE ACCEPTED.

HB 1940

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR THE CONTROL OF FIREWEED.

Appropriates $50,000 to implement short-term methods for the control of fireweed.

AGR, FIN

 

HB 2233

RELATING TO AGRICULTURAL THEFT.

Makes the commission of an agricultural theft a class B felony.

AGR, JHA

HB 2268

RELATING TO CONTROL OR ERADICATION OF PESTS.

Includes invertebrate and vertebrate animals designated by the department as pests for control or eradication purposes.

AGR, FIN

HB 2269

RELATING TO THE SALE, TRANSPORT, OR SHIPMENT OF AGRICULTURAL COMMODITIES

Requires that any person or entity who purchases large quantities of agricultural commodities for purposes of resale to verify the identity of the seller and record each such transaction on forms authorized by the department of agriculture in each county. Requires the department of agriculture to establish a relative retail value formula for agricultural commodities

AGR, FIN

HB 2270

RELATING TO PEST CONTROL.

Broadens the scope of the types of noxious weeds and pests that the department of agriculture shall assist in controlling and eradicating.

AGR, FIN

HB 2271

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION TO ABATE AGRICULTURAL THEFT.

Appropriates funds to establish an interagency task force to abate agricultural theft.

AGR, FIN

 

PERSONS WISHING TO TESTIFY ARE REQUESTED TO SUBMIT COPIES OF THEIR TESTIMONY AT LEAST 24 HOURS PRIOR TO THE HEARING TO: (1) THE AGR COMMITTEE'S VICE CHAIR IN ROOM 311, STATE CAPITOL, OR (2) THE HOUSE SGT.-AT-ARMS PERSONNEL IN THE TURNAROUND AREA OF THE CAPITOL BASEMENT PARKING LOT. TESTIMONY MAY BE FAXED TO THE HOUSE SGT.-AT-ARMS OFFICE AT: 586-6501 (OAHU) OR 1-800-535-3859 (NEIGHBOR ISLANDS). WHEN FAXING, PLEASE INDICATE TO WHOM THE TESTIMONY IS BEING SUBMITTED, THE DATE AND TIME OF THE HEARING, AND THE REQUIRED NO. OF COPIES THAT ARE NEEDED FOR SUBMITTAL.

IT IS ALSO REQUESTED THAT THE COPIES BE ON ONE SIDE OF AN 8-1/2" X 11" SHEET WITH TWO HOLES PUNCHED AT THE TOP. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CALL THE AGR COMMITTEE CLERK AT 586-6010

IF YOU REQUIRE SPECIAL ASSISTANCE OR AUXILIARY AIDS AND/OR SERVICES TO PARTICIPATE IN THE PUBLIC HEARING PROCESS OF THE STATE HOUSE (I.E., SIGN LANGUAGE INTERPRETER, WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBILITY, OR PARKING DESIGNATED FOR THE DISABLED), PLEASE CONTACT THE COMMITTEE CLERK AT LEAST 24 HOURS PRIOR TO THE HEARING SO ARRANGEMENTS CAN BE MADE.

 

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Rep. Roy Takumi

Chair

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Rep. Felipe P. Abinsay

Chair