HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-SIXTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2011

 

COMMITTEE ON FINANCE

Rep. Marcus R. Oshiro, Chair

Rep. Marilyn B. Lee, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Pono Chong

Rep. Chris Lee

Rep. Isaac W. Choy

Rep. Dee Morikawa

Rep. Denny Coffman

Rep. James Kunane Tokioka

Rep. Ty Cullen

Rep. Kyle T. Yamashita

Rep. Sharon E. Har

Rep. Barbara C. Marumoto

Rep. Mark J. Hashem

Rep. Gil Riviere

Rep. Linda Ichiyama

Rep. Gene Ward

Rep. Jo Jordan

 

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Thursday, February 24, 2011

TIME:

11:30 A.M.

PLACE:

Conference Room 308

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A # 3

 

HB 1571, HD1

(HSCR273)

Status

RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.

Authorizes issuance of general obligation bonds to finance various irrigation systems. Effective July 1, 2011.

 

 

AGR/WLO, FIN

HB 1185, HD1

(HSCR96)

Status

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR THE OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE OF THE EAST KAUAI IRRIGATION SYSTEM.

Appropriates funds for the continued operation and maintenance of the east Kauai irrigation system. Effective July 1, 2020.

 

AGR, FIN

HB 947, HD1

(HSCR271)

Status

RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.

Requires the department of agriculture to establish a program to award grants to agricultural producers who implement natural farming. Effective July 1, 2020.

 

AGR/INT, FIN

HB 1380, HD2

(HSCR463)

Status

RELATING TO HAWAII-GROWN PRODUCE.

Establishes the farm-to-school program in the department of agriculture to increase the procurement of locally-grown fruits and vegetables. Establishes the Hawaii-grown fresh fruit and vegetable program and appropriates funds for the program to increase school children's access to Hawaii produce. Establishes the farmers to food banks pilot program. Effective July 1, 2020.

 

AGR, EDN, FIN

HB 1570, HD1

(HSCR408)

Status

RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.

Appropriates funds to reimburse livestock producers for feed costs. Makes goat farmers with a herd of at least 25 milking goats eligible for the livestock revitalization program.

 

AGR, FIN

HB 868, HD1

(HSCR98)

Status

RELATING TO AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT.

Expands the authorized uses of the agricultural development and food security special fund to include the improvement and investigative studies of dams and reservoirs. Authorizes Director of Finance to issue general obligation bonds for the special fund. Effective July 1, 2020.

 

AGR/WLO, 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: 2 copies to Room 306 in the State Capitol;

FAX: For comments less than 5 pages in length, transmit to 586-6001 (Oahu) or 1-800-535-3859 (for Neighbor Islanders without a computer to submit testimony through e-mail or the Web); or

WEB: For comments less than 4MB in size, transmit from the Web page at http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/emailtestimony.

 

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 586-6200 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. Marcus R. Oshiro

Chair