HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-SIXTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2012

 

COMMITTEE ON FINANCE

Rep. Marcus R. Oshiro, Chair

Rep. Marilyn B. Lee, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Isaac W. Choy

Rep. Chris Lee

Rep. Ty Cullen

Rep. Dee Morikawa

Rep. Sharon E. Har

Rep. James Kunane Tokioka

Rep. Mark J. Hashem

Rep. Kyle T. Yamashita

Rep. Linda Ichiyama

Rep. Barbara C. Marumoto

Rep. Jo Jordan

Rep. Gil Riviere

Rep. Derek S.K. Kawakami

Rep. Gene Ward

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Friday, February 24, 2012

TIME:

1:30 P.M.

PLACE:

Conference Room 308

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A # 4

 

HB 2100, HD1

(HSCR442-12)

Status

RELATING TO BEES.

Appropriates funds to the University of Hawaii for statewide bee hive research. Effective July 1, 2050.

 

 

AGR, HED, FIN

HB 280, HD1

(HSCR585-12)

Status

RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.

Removes the requirement that all Hawaii-grown green coffee beans shall be inspected and certified by the Department of Agriculture unless otherwise specified by rules of the Department. Removes the requirement that no Hawaii-grown green coffee beans shall be shipped outside the area of their geographic origin unless they have been inspected by the Department of Agriculture.

 

AGR, FIN

HB 2244, HD1

(HSCR339-12)

Status

RELATING TO AGRICULTURE INSPECTORS.

Authorizes the Department of Agriculture to establish compliance agreements with the federal government and other states for inspections conducted in the state of origin. Effective July 1, 2050.

 

AGR, FIN

HB 1943, HD1

(HSCR586-12)

Status

RELATING TO INVASIVE SPECIES.

Makes an appropriation to the Department of Agriculture to fund the plant quarantine detector-dog program. Effective July 1, 2050.

 

 

AGR, FIN

HB 1942, HD1

(HSCR292-12)

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 program. Effective July 1, 2050.

 

AGR, FIN

HB 1941, HD1

(HSCR338-12)

Status

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR AGRICULTURAL INSPECTION FACILITIES AND RELATED INFRASTRUCTURE.

Makes an appropriation to establish agricultural inspection biosecurity facilities and related infrastructure at the Honolulu International Airport, Kona International Airport, Kawaihae Harbor, Kamuela Vacuum Cooling Plant, and Honolulu Harbor. Effective February 1, 2050.

 

AGR/TRN, FIN

HB 2093, HD2

(HSCR328-12)

Status

RELATING TO AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION.

Establishes a Center for Agricultural Leadership within the University of Hawaii at Hilo College of Agriculture, Forestry, and Natural Resource Management. Requires the University of Hawaii to establish a two-year pilot project at one high school campus in each county to determine the steps necessary for a school farm to be food safety certified by the Department of Agriculture. Effective July 1, 2050.

 

AGR, HED/EDN, FIN

HB 2668, HD1

(HSCR438-12)

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 2012. Creates feed development tax credit program from January 1, 2013, to December 31, 2014.

 

AGR, FIN

HB 1947, HD1

(HSCR587-12)

Status

RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.

Authorizes the Department of Agriculture to establish an Agricultural Safety and Security Program. Requires, under the Program, the Department to conduct audit and certification services that indicate a producer's compliance with generally accepted agricultural and management practices and food security and traceability requirements. Specifies that the Program is voluntary for producers. Requires the charge of fees and expenses. Establishes an Agricultural Practices Audit and Certification Revolving Fund for the Program.

 

AGR, FIN

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

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.

 

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Submit testimony in ONE of the following ways:

PAPER: 2 copies to Room 306, in the State Capitol;

FAX: For comments less than 5 pages in length, transmit to 586-6001 (Oahu) or 1-800-535-3859 (for Neighbor Islanders without a computer to submit testimony through e-mail or the Web); or

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

 

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Rep. Marcus R. Oshiro

Chair