HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-FIFTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2010

 

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. Lynn Finnegan

Rep. Gilbert S.C. Keith-Agaran

Rep. Gene Ward

Rep. Chris Lee

 

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Thursday, February 18, 2010

TIME:

3:00 P.M.

PLACE:

Conference Room 308

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A # 3

 

HB 2409, HD1

(HSCR372-10)

Status

RELATING TO AQUACULTURE.

Increases lease terms for aquaculture ventures from 35 to 45 years. Provides aquaculture lessees in good standing the right of first refusal. Allows for supportive aquaculture activities.

 

AGR/WLO, FIN

HB 2948, HD1

(HSCR371-10)

Status

RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.

Establishes restrictions on the interisland movement of certain agricultural and nonagricultural articles; amends requirements related to the notification of arrival, labeling, authority to inspect, and importation of certain agricultural and nonagricultural articles; establishes a misdemeanor offense and increases the fine applicable to violators. Effective January 20, 2020.

 

AGR, FIN

HB 2294, HD1

(HSCR393-10)

Status

RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.

Makes various amendments to the agricultural inspection and biosecurity laws, including the following: (1) Exempts aggregate bulk freight, cement bulk freight, coal bulk freight, and liquid bulk freight from the Pest Inspection, Quarantine, and Eradication Service fee; (2) Increases the purposes for expenditures from the Pest Inspection, Quarantine, and Eradication Fund; (3) Requires the deposit of fees and fines relating to agricultural inspections into the Pest Inspection, Quarantine, and Eradication Fund; and (4) Repeals the Permit Revolving Fund, and Microorganism Import Certification Revolving Fund and transfers the moneys in those funds into the Pest Inspection, Quarantine, and Eradication Fund.

 

AGR, FIN

HB 2503, HD1

(HSCR160-10)

Status

RELATING TO THE ENVIRONMENT.

Authorizes an expansion of the permissible uses of the Pesticide Use Revolving Fund (Fund) by removing the requirement that personnel costs from the Fund be used only for employees in the Registration and Education Section of the Pesticides Branch of the Department of Agriculture. Effective January 20, 2020.

 

AGR, FIN

HB 2293, HD1

(HSCR368-10)

Status

RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE.

Requires the deposit of a portion of the agricultural loan repayments into a new department of agriculture staffing special fund. Requires moneys in the special fund to be expended on department personnel salary, fringe benefit, and operating costs that were previously paid from the general fund. Requires report to the legislature. Takes effect on 1/20/2020 and sunsets on .

 

AGR, FIN

HB 2504

(HSCR245-10)

Status

RELATING TO INVASIVE SPECIES.

Allows for Nursery Certification fees to be deposited into the Pest Inspection, Quarantine, and Eradication Fund.

 

AGR, FIN

HB 2290, HD1

(HSCR367-10)

Status

RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.

Establishes the Agriculture Inspection and Certification Special Fund under the Department of Agriculture for the inspection, certification, weighing, or grading of agricultural commodities that are to be imported into, exported from, or shipped within the state. Deposits all fees, civil penalties, and other moneys collected by DOA into the Special Fund. Allows DOA to enter into agreements with government and private agencies to hire and pay inspectors to perform certification and audit services, maintain food safety, and establish and maintain an Internet food safety promotional and reporting system. Repeals the Certification Services Revolving Fund. Requires the establishment or increase of certain fees to cover the operation and maintenance costs of agriculture inspection and certification programs, and central services and departmental administrative expense assessments. Appropriates funds for DOA's agriculture inspection and certification program.

 

AGR, FIN

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

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     The Committee the comments are directed to;

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     Measure number; and

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Rep. Marcus R. Oshiro

Chair