THE SENATE

S.B. NO.

1393

TWENTY-SIXTH LEGISLATURE, 2011

S.D. 2

STATE OF HAWAII

H.D. 2

 

 

 

 

 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

 

RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.

 

 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:

 


SECTION 1. Chapter 205, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by adding a new section to be appropriately designated and to read as follows:

"205‑   Dams and reservoirs. (a) All dams and related reservoir areas designated as important agricultural lands shall be eligible for inclusion in the total acreage calculation for important agricultural lands and shall qualify for incentives pursuant to section 205-46; provided that the dams and reservoirs provide irrigation water to agricultural lands the majority of which, excluding lands classified as conservation lands, are important agricultural lands.

(b) Dams and reservoirs classified as important agricultural lands shall not be included in the total acreage calculation for a petition for declaratory order to designate important agricultural lands in combination with the reclassification of agricultural lands to the rural, urban, or conservation district."

SECTION 2. Section 201-1, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by amending the definition of "agriculture" to read as follows:

""Agriculture" and "agricultural" mean the planting, cultivating, and harvesting of crops[,] or aquatic life, including [those so] crops and aquatic life that are planted, cultivated, and harvested for food, ornamental, grazing, or forest purposes[. Once the]; provided that once crops or aquatic life are harvested and transported to a point of distribution, they cease to be agricultural [in the terms] for purposes of this part."

SECTION 3. Statutory material to be repealed is bracketed and stricken. New statutory material is underscored.

SECTION 4. This Act shall take effect on July 1, 2020.



 

Report Title:

Agriculture; Aquaculture; Tax Credits

 

Description:

Provides that dams and related reservoir areas designated as important agricultural lands shall be included in the total area calculation for important agricultural lands. Effective July 1, 2020. (SB1393 HD2)

 

 

 

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