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

 

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Friday, February 11, 2011

TIME:

9:00am

PLACE:

Conference Room 312

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 1607

Status

RELATING TO RANGE LAND LIABILITY.

Limits range land owners' liability in cases of trespass or granted recreational use.

 

AGR, JUD

HB 1552

Status

RELATING TO COFFEE.

Restricts the use of the geographic origin of Hawaii-grown coffee on coffee labels.

 

AGR, CPC

HB 1553

Status

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR INVESTIGATION AND MITIGATION OF DAMAGE DONE BY THE COFFEE BERRY BORER.

Appropriates funds in FY 2011-2012 and FY 2012-2013 to mitigate the effects of the coffee berry borer in the Kona region on the island of Hawaii. Requires DOA to submit a progress report to the legislature.

 

AGR, FIN

HB 1598

Status

RELATING TO THE CACAO INDUSTRY.

Adopts some of the recommendations of the "Report to Expedite the Production and Delivery of Hawaii Cacao to the Marketplace".

 

AGR, FIN

HB 12

Status

RELATING TO PLANT THEFT.

Requires a person who steals agricultural products or commodities to pay the property owner the value of the stolen product and the cost of replanting.

 

AGR, JUD

HB 1488

Status

RELATING TO LANDOWNER LIABILITY.

Establishes a criminal trespass on agricultural lands enforcement fund; provides that owners of agricultural land or range land have no duty of care to trespassers; establishes rebuttable presumption of no liability; permits trespasser to overcome presumption by preponderance of evidence that owner was grossly negligent or intentionally injured the trespasser; authorized fines of up to $10,000 for the offense of criminal trespass on agricultural lands.

 

AGR, JUD

 

 

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:

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     The Committee the comments are directed to;

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     Measure number; and

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PAPER: 5 copies (including an original) to Room 424 in the State Capitol;

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Rep. Clift Tsuji

Chair