STAND. COM. REP. NO.  1258-12


Honolulu, Hawaii

                , 2012


RE:   S.B. No. 2341

      S.D. 2

      H.D. 1





Honorable Calvin K.Y. Say

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Sixth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2012

State of Hawaii




     Your Committees on Agriculture and Economic Revitalization & Business, to which was referred S.B. No. 2341, S.D. 2, entitled:




beg leave to report as follows:


     The purpose of this measure is to permit agricultural tourism activities, including overnight accommodations of twenty-one days or less, in an agricultural district for any one stay within a county; provided that the activities are permitted under an ordinance of the county regulating agricultural tourism under section 205-5, Hawaii Revised Statutes.  


     A member of the County Council of Maui, Hawaii Association of REALTORS, Nanakuli Neighborhood Board, Hana Business Council, and numerous individuals testified in support of this measure.  The Hawaii Farm Bureau Federation and REALTORS Association of Maui, Inc., testified in support of the intent of this measure.  The Department of Agriculture; Office of Planning of the Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism; Department of Planning and Permitting of the City and County of Honolulu; Sierra Club; Hawaii's Thousand Friends;; and several individuals testified in opposition to this measure.


     Your Committees have amended this measure by:


     (1)  Limiting agricultural tourism activities in an agricultural district to a county with a population greater than 250,000 people, but less than 500,000 people;


     (2)  Changing the effective date to July 1, 2112, to facilitate further discussion; and


     (3)  Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for the purposes of clarity, consistency, and style.


     As affirmed by the records of votes of the members of your Committees on Agriculture and Economic Revitalization & Business that are attached to this report, your Committees are in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 2341, S.D. 2, as amended herein, and recommend that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 2341, S.D. 2, H.D. 1, and be referred to the Committee on Water, Land, & Ocean Resources.


Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committees on Agriculture and Economic Revitalization & Business,