THE SENATE

THE TWENTY-FIRST LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2002

COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE

Senator Jan Yagi Buen, Chair

Senator Jonathan Chun, Vice Chair

COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION

Senator Norman Sakamoto, Chair

Senator Avery B. Chumbley, Vice Chair

COMMITTEE ON COMMERCE, CONSUMER PROTECTION, AND HOUSING

Senator Ron Menor, Chair

Senator Matt Matsunaga, Vice Chair

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Thursday, March 14, 2002

TIME:

1:30 p.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 225

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

A G E N D A

AGT/EDU

   

HB 2172

HD1

(HSCR640-02)

RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.

Appropriates funds for agricultural research and development and for the development of the agribusiness incubator initiative. (HB2172 HD1)

AGT/EDU, WAM

     

AGT/CPH

   

HB 1825

HD1

(HSCR479-02)

RELATING TO THE REVISED UNIFORM COMMERCIAL CODE ARTICLE 9 SECURED TRANSACTIONS.

Amends definition of "agricultural lien" to include a security interest in farm products. Adds a sale by an individual of an account that is a right to payment of lottery or other chance winnings as a security interest perfected upon attachment. (HB1825 HD1

AGT/CPH, JDC

     

HB 2630

HD2

(HSCR647-02)

RELATING TO A SEAL OF QUALITY FOR FRESH AND PROCESSED AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS PROGRAM.

Establishes the seal of quality program for fresh and processed agricultural products; establishes the Hawaii marketing alliance; establishes a seal of quality special fund. (HB2630 HD2)

AGT/CPH, WAM

     

AGT ONLY

   

HB 2271

(HSCR593-02)

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION TO ABATE AGRICULTURAL THEFT.

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

AGT, WAM

     

HB 2176

HD1

(HSCR592-02)

RELATING TO AGRICULTURAL MARKETING.

Establishes a 3-year pilot project under the Agribusiness Development Corporation to assist farmers with marketing their produce and products. (HB2176 HD1)

AGT, WAM

     

HB 2248

HD1

(HSCR497-02)

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 construction of a food processing plant. (HB2248 HD1)

AGT, WAM

     

HB 2017

HD1

(HSCR652-02)

RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.

Appropriates funds for agricultural research and development.(HB2017 HD1)

AGT, WAM

     

HB 2744

HD1

(HSCR461-02)

RELATING TO THE FARMERS' MARKET.

Appropriates $1 for an economic feasibility study relating to the establishment of a world-class farmers' market. (HB2744 HD1)

AGT, WAM

     

HB 2169

HD2

(HSCR684-02)

RELATING TO COFFEE.

Amends statutes regulating coffee labeling for locally produced coffee. (HB2169 HD2)

AGT, CPH

     

HB 2009

HD1

(HSCR440-02)

RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.

Clarifies and amends provisions relating to microorganism import and permits for plant, animal, soil, and microorganism importation. (HB2009 HD1)

AGT

     

HB 2708

HD1

(HSCR610-02)

RELATING TO ANIMAL DISEASES.

Allows the department of agriculture to quarantine or destroy animals susceptible to contagious, infectious, or communicable diseases; provides authority to require proper carcass disposal and premises disinfection. (HB2708 HD1)

AGT, WAM

     

HB 2385

(HSCR501-02)

RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS TO ASSIST WINES OF KAUAI, LLC.

Authorizes the issuance of $3,000,000, in SPRBs to assist Wines of Kauai, LLC, with the planning, design, construction, and equipping of a winery on the island of Hawaii.

AGT, WAM

     

SR 28

DECLARING THE WISHES OF THE SENATE WITH RESPECT TO THE PRESERVATION AND PROTECTION OF EXISTING AGRICULTURAL LAND RESOURCES AND THEIR COMPONENTS.

AGT

     

SCR 50

DECLARING THE WISHES OF THE LEGISLATURE WITH RESPECT TO THE PRESERVATION AND PROTECTION OF EXISTING AGRICULTURAL LAND RESOURCES AND THEIR COMPONENTS.

AGT

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW, IF TIME PERMITS.

Persons wishing to testify should submit 40copies of their testimony to the committee clerk, Room 228, State Capitol 24 hours prior to the hearing. Testimony may also be faxed if less than 5 pages in length, to the Senate Sergeant-At-Arms Office at 586-6659 or 1-800-586-6659 (toll free for neighbor islands), at least 24 hours prior to the hearing. When faxing, please indicate to whom the testimony is being submitted, the date and time of the hearing, and the required number of copies needed for submittal.

If you require special assistance or auxiliary aids or services to participate in the public hearing process (i.e., sign language interpreter, wheelchair accessibility, or parking designated for the disabled) please contact the committee clerk 24 hours prior to the hearing so arrangements can be made.

Public Folder. A folder labeled "Public Folder" containing the measures and testimonies for the hearing will be available for shared use by members of the public.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CALL THE COMMITTEE CLERK AT 586-7340.

 

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Senator Norman Sakamoto

Chair

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Senator Jan Yagi Buen

Chair

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Senator Ron Menor

Chair