HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-SIXTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2012

 

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

 

 

COMMITTEE ON ECONOMIC REVITALIZATION & BUSINESS

Rep. Angus L.K. McKelvey, Chair

Rep. Isaac W. Choy, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Karen L. Awana

Rep. James Kunane Tokioka

Rep. Tom Brower

Rep. Clift Tsuji

Rep. Cindy Evans

Rep. Barbara C. Marumoto

Rep. Mark J. Hashem

Rep. Kymberly Marcos Pine

Rep. Scott Y. Nishimoto

 

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

TIME:

9:00am

PLACE:

Conference Room 312

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HR 105

Status

URGING THE NATIONAL AGRICULTURAL STATISTICS SERVICE TO USE GREEN COFFEE, INSTEAD OF PARCHMENT EQUIVALENT, AS THE BASIS FOR VALUING HAWAII'S COFFEE CROPS.

 

AGR/ERB

SB 3011, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1026-12)

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC LANDS.

Requires the Department of Agriculture to transfer TMKs (1) 9-4-012:001, (1) 9-4-012:002, and (1) 9-4-012:003 located in Kunia, Oahu to the Agribusiness Development Corporation no later than January 1, 2013. Effective July 1, 2050. (SB3011 HD1)

 

WLO, AGR, FIN

HCR 104

Status

URGING THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII TO DESIGNATE THE MAGOON RESEARCH AND TEACHING FACILITY SITE FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII AT MANOA COLLEGE OF TROPICAL AGRICULTURE AND HUMAN RESOURCES.

 

AGR, HED, FIN

HCR 138

Status

ENDORSING THE RENAMING OF THE SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY ENGINEERING MATHEMATICS (STEM) INITIATIVES TO THE SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY ENGINEERING AGRICULTURE MATHEMATICS (STEAM) INITIATIVES.

 

AGR, HED/EDN

HCR 147

Status

REQUESTING THE AUDITOR TO CONDUCT A MANAGEMENT AUDIT OF THE MEASUREMENT STANDARDS BRANCH WITHIN THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE.

 

AGR, LMG

Please combine testimony for the following measures into one document.

HR 73 / HCR 101

Status / Status

REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE TO IMPLEMENT AN INCENTIVE PROGRAM TO PROMOTE THE PURCHASE OF HAWAII-GROWN AGRICULTURAL COMMODITIES.

 

AGR, FIN

HR 74 / HCR 102

Status / Status

CONVENING AN AGRICULTURE POLICY TASK FORCE TO REVIEW AGRICULTURAL POLICIES FROM OTHER STATES IN PROVIDING FOR HAWAII'S AGRICULTURE INDUSTRY.

 

AGR, FIN

HR 75 / HCR 103

Status / Status

EXPRESSING SUPPORT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE'S EFFORTS TO STIMULATE THE STATE'S AGRICULTURE INDUSTRY, INCREASE AND DIVERSIFY AGRICULTURAL OUTPUT, AND PROMOTE FOOD SECURITY.

 

AGR, FIN

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

The following measure(s) were previously heard on Friday, March 16, 2012. No public testimony will be accepted.

SB 2341, SD2

(SSCR2675)

Status

RELATING TO LAND USE.

Repeals the prohibition on agricultural tourism activities in the absence of a bona fide farming operation. Repeals the prohibition on ordinances that allow overnight accommodations in agricultural districts. Authorizes agricultural tourism activities, including overnight accommodations of twenty-one days or less, for any one stay within a county; provided that a county has adopted ordinances regulating agricultural tourism. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

AGR/ERB, WLO

SB 2375, SD3

(SSCR2466)

Status

RELATING TO AGRICULTURAL-BASED COMMERCIAL OPERATIONS.

Defines agricultural-based commercial operations and authorizes agricultural-based commercial operations in agricultural districts. Includes agricultural-based commercial operations under the definition of "farming operation" in chapter 165, Hawaii Revised Statutes. Takes effect 7/1/2050. (SD3)

 

AGR/ERB, WLO

SB 2460

(SSCR2551)

Status

RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.

Allows moneys in the pest inspection, quarantine, and eradication fund to be expended for the electronic importer manifest program. Makes an appropriation for the implementation of the electronic importer manifest program. Effective July 1, 2012.

 

AGR, FIN

SB 2695, SD2

(SSCR2576)

Status

RELATING TO LIVESTOCK FEED.

Creates a livestock feed feasibility pilot project to investigate the viability of growing and processing livestock feed on land held by the department of agriculture. Appropriation. (SD2)

 

AGR, FIN

 

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     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

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Rep. Angus L.K. McKelvey

Chair

 

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Rep. Clift Tsuji

Chair