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

 

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Friday, February 10, 2012

TIME:

9:00am

PLACE:

Conference Room 312

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 518

(HSCR102-12)

Status

RELATING TO ACCESS TO REAL PROPERTY.

Requires a seller to disclose in writing to a buyer the existence, if any, of legal or traditional public access that burdens the residential or agricultural real property being sold. Effective July 1, 2011.

 

HSG, AGR, CPC

HB 2831

Status

RELATING TO IRRIGATION.

Authorizes the issuance of general obligation bonds to finance various irrigation systems. Effective July 1, 2012.

 

AGR, FIN

HB 2832

Status

RELATING TO DROUGHT MITIGATION.

Appropriates funds to the counties for drought mitigation purposes. Requires the counties to report to the Legislature on the status of drought mitigation projects. Effective July 1, 2012.

 

AGR, FIN

HB 2429

Status

RELATING TO THE BOARD OF AGRICULTURE.

Allows ex officio members of the Board of Agriculture to designate a representative for board meetings.

 

AGR

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

DECISION MAKING ONLY

 

The following bill is for decision-making purpose only to insert substantive provisions into the short form bill. A public hearing will be scheduled at a later date, at which time testimony will be accepted.

 

The following measure was previously heard on Friday, February 03, 2012. No public testimony will be accepted.

HB 2668

Status

RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.

Amends important agricultural land tax credit to allow an additional fifteen per cent credit for drought mitigation and change the tax credit cap from $7,500,000 per year to $5,000,000 per year for the 2012 tax year and $7,000,000 per year for the 2013, 2014, and 2015 tax years. Creates a livestock feed tax credit for 2013. Creates feed development tax credit program from January 1, 2013, to December 31, 2015.

 

AGR, FIN

 

 

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: 5 copies (including an original) to Room 424 in the State Capitol;

FAX: For comments less than 5 pages in length, transmit to 586-6511(Oahu) or 1-800-535-3859 (for Neighbor Islanders without a computer to submit testimony through e-mail or the Web);

EMAIL: For comments less than 5 pages in length, transmit to AGRtestimony@Capitol.hawaii.gov ; or

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

 

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 586-8480 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. Clift Tsuji

Chair