HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-FOURTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2008

 

COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE

Rep. Clift Tsuji, Chair

Rep. Tom Brower, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Lyla B. Berg, Ph.D.

Rep. Glenn Wakai

Rep. Jerry L. Chang

Rep. Ryan I. Yamane

Rep. Faye P. Hanohano

Rep. Kyle T. Yamashita

Rep. Robert N. Herkes

Rep. Corinne W.L. Ching

Rep. Joey Manahan

Rep. Colleen Rose Meyer

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

TIME:

9:00 a.m.

PLACE:

State Capitol Auditorium

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

SB 958, SD1, HD1

(HSCR1218)

Status

RELATING TO GENETICALLY MODIFIED ORGANISMS.

Imposes a 10-year moratorium on developing, testing, propagating, cultivating, growing, and raising genetically engineered taro in the State. (HD1)

 

EEP, AGR

 

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

Persons wishing to offer comments should submit testimony at least 24 hours prior to the hearing with a transmittal cover indicating:

     Testifier's name with position/title and organization;

     The Committee the comments are directed to;

     The date and time of the hearing;

     Measure number; and

     The number of copies the Committee is requesting.

 

While every effort will be made to copy, organize, and collate all testimony received, materials received on the day of the hearing or improperly identified or directed to the incorrect office, may be distributed to the Committee after the hearing.

 

Submit testimony in ONE of the following ways:

PAPER: 1 original to Room 403 in the State Capitol; or

FAX: For comments less than 5 pages in length, transmit to 586-8524 (Oahu) or 1-800-535-3859 (Neighbor Islands).

EMAIL: For comments less than 5 pages in length, transmit to:

 

For those who plan to testify in-person: SB958InPersonTaro@Capitol.hawaii.gov

 

For those who do NOT plan to testify in-person (insertion of written comments into official record only): SB958WrittenOnlyTaro@Capitol.hawaii.gov

 

Registration numbers, which indicate one's place on the testifier list and speaking order, will be issued to all individuals who submit comments and plan to testify in-person. Go to conveniently located special House Information Desks at the Auditorium's entrance the day of the hearing for assistance or additional information.

 

Testimony submitted will be placed on the Legislative Web site after the hearing adjourns. This public posting of testimony on the Web site should be considered when including personal information in your testimony.

 

If you require special assistance or auxiliary aids and/or services to participate in the House public hearing process (i.e., sign or foreign language interpreter or wheelchair accessibility), please contact the Committee Clerk at 586-8480 or email your request for an interpreter to HouseInterpreter@Capitol.hawaii.gov at least 24 hours prior to the hearing for arrangements. Prompt requests submitted help to ensure the availability of qualified individuals and appropriate accommodations.

 

Selected meetings are broadcast live. Check the current legislative broadcast schedule on the "Capitol TV" Web site at www.capitoltv.org OR call 550-8074.

 

 

 

 

 

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Rep. Clift Tsuji

Chair