HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-FIFTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2009

 

COMMITTEE ON FINANCE

Rep. Marcus R. Oshiro, Chair

Rep. Marilyn B. Lee, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Henry J.C. Aquino

Rep. Scott Y. Nishimoto

Rep. Karen Leinani Awana

Rep. Roland D. Sagum, III

Rep. Tom Brower

Rep. James Kunane Tokioka

Rep. Isaac W. Choy

Rep. Jessica Wooley

Rep. Denny Coffman

Rep. Kyle T. Yamashita

Rep. Sharon E. Har

Rep. Kymberly Marcos Pine

Rep. Gilbert S.C. Keith-Agaran

Rep. Gene Ward

Rep. Chris Lee

 

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

TIME:

6:30 p.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 308

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A # 10

 

HB 1471, HD1

(HSCR525)

Status

RELATING TO FARMS.

Establishes a pilot program within the Department of Agriculture to develop safe food certification for farms that form agricultural cooperatives and establish purchasing agreements with hotels and restaurants. Establishes the Food Certification Pilot Program Special Fund.

 

TCI/AGR, FIN

HB 963, HD1

(HSCR247)

Status

RELATING TO WORKS OF ART SPECIAL FUND.

Allows expenditures from the Works of Art Special Fund for acquisition of works of art for the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum and Iolani Palace.

 

TCI, FIN

HB 243, HD1

(HSCR347)

Status

RELATING TO IRRIGATION SYSTEMS.

Appropriates funds for the repair and maintenance of irrigation systems. Renames the existing irrigation repair and maintenance special fund as the agricultural infrastructure improvement special fund and allows the special fund to be used for agricultural water and land planning.

 

AGR, FIN

HB 975

(HSCR385)

Status

RELATING TO AGRICULTURAL WATER SYSTEMS.

Authorizes the Agribusiness Development Corporation to acquire agricultural water systems to provide water for irrigation of agricultural lands. Exempts agricultural water systems from the subdivision requirements of county ordinances. Provides that, if a description of the system sufficient to identify the property being acquired, including a map, description of metes and bounds, and other information required by the conveyance law is provided by the owner, the system may be conveyed without subdivision.

 

AGR/WLO, FIN

HB 1525, HD1

(HSCR149)

Status

RELATING TO MEDICAID.

Requires the department of human services to award medicaid contracts to nonprofit insurance entities only.

 

HUS/HLT, FIN

 

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

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Rep. Marcus R. Oshiro

Chair