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

 

COMMITTEE ON CONSUMER PROTECTION & COMMERCE

Rep. Robert N. Herkes, Chair

Rep. Angus L.K. McKelvey, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Cindy Evans

Rep. Joseph M. Souki

Rep. Josh Green, M.D.

Rep. Clift Tsuji

Rep. Ken Ito

Rep. Ryan I. Yamane

Rep. Sylvia Luke

Rep. Kyle T. Yamashita

Rep. Hermina M. Morita

Rep. Barbara C. Marumoto

Rep. Alex M. Sonson

Rep. Cynthia Thielen

 

COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION

Rep. Joseph M. Souki, Chair

Rep. Scott Y. Nishimoto, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Cindy Evans

Rep. Alex M. Sonson

Rep. Sharon E. Har

Rep. Dwight Y. Takamine

Rep. Marilyn B. Lee

Rep. Roy M. Takumi

Rep. Sylvia Luke

Rep. Colleen Rose Meyer

Rep. Angus L.K. McKelvey

Rep. Kymberly Marcos Pine

Rep. Bob Nakasone

 

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

February 8, 2008

TIME:

9:15am

PLACE:

Conference Room 325

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 1988

RELATING TO MACADAMIA NUTS.

Establishes a macadamia nut commission to develop marketing and promotional programs for the macadamia nut industry in the State. Appropriation.

 

AGR/CPC, FIN

HB 2843

RELATING TO INVASIVE SPECIES.

Imposes a invasive species fee for all incoming non-containerized freight into the State. Requires the department of agriculture to assess fines for violations of section 150A-5.3, HRS (inspection, quarantine, and eradication service fees), pursuant to rules.

 

AGR/TRN, FIN

HB 2977

RELATING TO INVASIVE SPECIES.

Requires the invasive species council to give priority to eradicating coqui frogs that are on state or county land and within 1 mile of residential areas.

 

AGR, FIN

HB 3425

RELATING TO TARO

Provides a grant for taro research, laboratory costs, and outreach for the control of the invasive apple snail.

 

AGR, FIN

HB 3424

RELATING TO TARO.

Requires the chairperson of the board of agriculture to report on the status of agricultural opportunities in the State to expand taro farming.

 

AGR, FIN

HB 3310

RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.

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

 

AGR, 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 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: 5 copies (including an original) to Room 310 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 AGRtestimony@Capitol.hawaii.gov.

 

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 586-6366 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. Robert N. Herkes

Chair

 

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Rep. Clift Tsuji

Chair

 

 

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Rep. Joseph M. Souki

Chair