HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-SIXTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2011

 

COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE

Rep. Clift Tsuji, Chair

Rep. Mark J. Hashem, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Karen L. Awana

Rep. Scott Y. Nishimoto

Rep. Tom Brower

Rep. James Kunane Tokioka

Rep. Isaac W. Choy

Rep. Barbara C. Marumoto

Rep. Cindy Evans

Rep. Gil Riviere

Rep. Angus L.K. McKelvey

 

 

COMMITTEE ON HIGHER EDUCATION

Rep. Scott Y. Nishimoto, Chair

Rep. Mark M. Nakashima, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Henry J.C. Aquino

Rep. Scott K. Saiki

Rep. Karen L. Awana

Rep. K. Mark Takai

Rep. Della Au Belatti

Rep. Roy M. Takumi

Rep. Jerry L. Chang

Rep. Jessica Wooley

Rep. Faye P. Hanohano

Rep. Corinne W.L. Ching

Rep. John M. Mizuno

Rep. Aaron Ling Johanson

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

TIME:

10:00am

PLACE:

Conference Room 312

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HR 77/HCR 84

Status/Status

REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, IN COOPERATION WITH THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII COLLEGE OF TROPICAL AGRICULTURE AND HUMAN RESOURCES, TO CONVENE A WORKING GROUP TO EVALUATE THE CURRENT LAWS, RULES, AND STANDARDS OF PRACTICE REGARDING HIGH RISK PLANTS REQUIRING INTERVENTION.

 

AGR/HED, FIN

HR 127/HCR 145

Status/Status

URGING THE DEVELOPMENT OF A COORDINATED PLAN TO ASSIST HOME GARDENERS WITH FORMING COMMUNITY-BASED, HOME ORGANIC PRODUCE COOPERATIVES.

 

HED/AGR, FIN

HR 111/HCR 131

Status/Status

REQUESTING THE CONVENING OF A WORKING GROUP TO REVIEW THE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE AGRIBUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION AND MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS TO IMPROVE THE CORPORATION'S EFFICIENCY AND PROGRAMS TO BETTER ADDRESS CURRENT AND FUTURE AGRICULTURAL ISSUES.

 

AGR, FIN

HR 145/HCR 167

Status/Status

REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE TO CONVENE A WORKING GROUP TO EXAMINE THE FEDERAL 2008 FARM BILL AMENDMENT TO THE RICHARD B. RUSSELL NATIONAL SCHOOL LUNCH ACT.

 

AGR, EDN, FIN

HCR 83

Status

REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE TO CONDUCT A STUDY LAYING THE GROUNDWORK FOR IMPLEMENTATION OF THE AGRICULTURE WATER DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM, INCLUDING PERFORMING A STATEWIDE WATER DEVELOPMENT STUDY.

 

AGR, FIN

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

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Rep. Scott Nishimoto

Chair

 

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Rep. Clift Tsuji

Chair