Hawaii State Legislature
2004 Legislative Session

HB544 HD1

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Measure Title: RELATING TO ORGANIC LABELING.
Report Title: Organic Agricultural Products; Labeling; Certifying Agents
Description: Requires certifying agents who certify agricultural products organically produced in the State to register with the State; establishes other conditions and requirements for registration; prohibits labels that claim a product is organic unless the product meets federal labeling requirements and exempts small farmers from this prohibition under certain conditions; establishes administrative penalties. (HB544 HD1)
Package: None
Companion:
Introducer(s): ABINSAY, KARAMATSU, MAGAOAY, SONSON, B. OSHIRO, Schatz, Marumoto, Herkes, Tamayo
Current Referral:AGR, CPC

Date Status Text
1/21/2003HIntroduced
1/22/2003HPass First Reading
1/24/2003HReferred to AGR, CPC, referral sheet 3.
2/5/2003HBill scheduled to be heard by AGR on Saturday, 02-08-03 at 8:30 am in House conference room 325.
2/8/2003HThe committee(s) recommends that the measure be deferred.
2/10/2003HBill scheduled for decision making on Wednesday, 02-12-03 at 8:30 am in conference room 325.
2/12/2003HThe committees on AGR recommend that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes were as follows: 11 Ayes: Representative(s) Abinsay, Sonson, Chang, Karamatsu, Magaoay, B. Oshiro, Schatz, Wakai, Halford; Ayes with reservations: Representative(s) Jernigan, Marumoto; 0 Noes: none; and 3 Excused: Representative(s) Herkes, Tamayo, Ontai.
2/14/2003HReported from the committee on AGR (Stand. Com. Rep. No. 394) as amended in (HD 1), recommending passage on Second Reading and referral to the committee on CPC.
2/14/2003HPassed Second Reading as amended in (HD 1) and referred to the committee(s) on CPC with Representative(s) Meyer voting no and Representative(s) Abinsay, Thielen excused.
8/21/2003DCarried over to 2004 Regular Session

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