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:

12:00 P.M.

PLACE:

Conference Room 308

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A # 4

 

HB 1248

(HSCR97)

Status

RELATING TO AGRICULTURAL LOANS.

Reduces the new farmer program loan interest rate; increases the loan limits; reduces the number of credit denials required to qualify for the program; appropriates funds.

 

AGR, FIN

HB 865, HD1

(HSCR95)

Status

RELATING TO INSPECTION FEES.

Increases the fee assessed for the inspection, quarantine and eradication of invasive species contained in any freight from 50 cents to $1 for every 1,000 pounds of freight brought into the State. Effective on July 1, 2020.

 

AGR, FIN

HB 290, HD1

(HSCR563)

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, JUD, FIN

HB 285, HD1

(HSCR325)

Status

RELATING TO MEASUREMENT STANDARDS.

Establishes the weights and measurements special fund. Requires the board of agriculture to adopt or amend rules to impose or increase fees authorized to be charged under chapter 486, Hawaii Revised Statutes. Makes appropriations. Effective July 1, 2020.

 

AGR, FIN

HB 1568, HD1

(HSCR461)

Status

RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.

To strengthen and support Hawaii's agricultural industry, establishes biosecurity and inspection facilities at major airports and harbors in the state. Effective July 1, 2050.

 

TRN/AGR, FIN

HB 325, HD1

(HSCR422)

Status

RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.

Appropriates funds to establish a refrigerated food storage facility at Hilo International Airport. Effective July 1, 2020.

 

AGR, TRN, FIN

 

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

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Rep. Marcus R. Oshiro

Chair