HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-FOURTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2008

 

COMMITTEE ON FINANCE

Rep. Marcus R. Oshiro, Chair

Rep. Marilyn B. Lee, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Karen Leinani Awana

Rep. Sharon E. Har

Rep. Bob Nakasone

Rep. Kymberly Marcos Pine

Rep. Della Au Belatti

Rep. Jon Riki Karamatsu

Rep. Karl Rhoads

Rep. Gene Ward, Ph.D.

Rep. Tom Brower

Rep. Michael Y. Magaoay

Rep. Roland D. Sagum, III

 

Rep. Mele Carroll

Rep. Joey Manahan

Rep. James Kunane Tokioka

 

Rep. Faye P. Hanohano

Rep. John Mizuno

Rep. Colleen Rose Meyer

 

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

THURSDAY, February 21, 2008

TIME:

11:30 A.M.

PLACE:

Conference Room 308

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A # 3

 

HB 3034

(HSCR276-08)

Status

 

(Email Testimony)

 

RELATING TO MILK

Ensures that the remaining Hawaii dairy producers are paid a price commensurate with the quality of the milk they produce.

 

AGR, FIN

HB 3120, HD1

(HSCR324-08)

Status

 

(Email Testimony)

RELATING TO ANIMAL QUARANTINE FACILITIES.

Specifies that animal quarantine property or facilities that are leased or rented shall be leased or rented at a minimum of fifty per cent of fair market value. Restricts the use of these facilities for animal welfare and agricultural purposes only.

 

AGR/EDB, FIN

HB 3033

(HSCR492-08)

Status

 

(Email Testimony)

RELATING TO AGRICULTURAL INSPECTIONS

Grants the Department of Agriculture authority to require advance written notification of arrival of articles transported to the State or from one island within the State to another as freight, air freight, baggage, or otherwise, for the purpose of debarkation. Broadens the range of articles subject to advance notification and possible inspection to include non-agricultural articles capable of harboring pests. Corrects an error that occurred in Act 64, SLH 2005, regarding import of restricted articles so as to be consistent with other parts of the statute.

 

AGR/EEP, TRN, FIN

HB 3310

(HSCR322-08)

Status

 

(Email Testimony)

RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.

Appropriates funds for a grant to the Hawaii Farm Bureau Federation.

 

AGR, FIN

HB 3425, HD1

(HSCR562-08)

Status

 

(Email Testimony)

 

RELATING TO TARO

Appropriates funds for statewide taro research that focuses on the apple snail problem.

 

AGR, FIN

HB 2843, HD1

(HSCR559-08)

Status

 

(Email Testimony)

RELATING TO INVASIVE SPECIES.

Expands the items subject to the inspection, quarantine, and eradication service fee (inspection fee) to include any freight, including air freight or other means of transporting freight; makes the existing inspection fee applicable to marine commercial containers and blanks out the amount of the fee; establishes that freight transported into the state that is not in a container shall be assessed an inspection fee pursuant to rules.

 

AGR/TRN, FIN

HB 2977, HD1

(HSCR561-08)

Status

 

(Email Testimony)

 

RELATING TO INVASIVE SPECIES.

Requires the Hawaii invasive species council, in the coqui frog eradication plan, to give priority to eradicating coqui frogs that are on state or county land and within one mile of residential areas.

 

AGR, FIN

HB 2261, HD1

(HSCR558-08)

Status

 

(Email Testimony)

RELATING TO AGRICULTURAL LOANS.

Includes farm sustainable projects in the existing agricultural loan program, and aquaculture sustainable projects in the existing aquacultural loan program.

 

AGR/EEP, FIN

 

 

 

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 date and agenda no. of the hearing;

     Measure number;

     If you will be testifying in person or submitting written testimony only;

     The Committee the comments are directed to; 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: 2 copies to Room 306 in the State Capitol. It is required that the copies be on one side of an 8 " X 11" sheet;

FAX: For comments less than 5 pages in length, transmit to 586-6001 (Oahu) or 1-800-535-3859 (Neighbor Islands);

OR

EMAIL: For comments less than 5 pages in length, transmit to FINtestimony@Capitol.hawaii.gov. Please include the measure number, date of hearing, and agenda no. in the subject line or click on the appropriate "Email Testimony" link above.

 

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 586-6200 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.

 

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Rep. Marcus R. Oshiro

Chair