HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-SEVENTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2014

 

COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE

Rep. Jessica Wooley, Chair

Rep. Richard H.K. Onishi, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Karen Awana

Rep. James Kunane Tokioka

Rep. Tom Brower

Rep. Clift Tsuji

Rep. Romy M. Cachola

Rep. Lauren Kealohilani Matsumoto

Rep. Isaac W. Choy

Rep. Gene Ward

Rep. Takashi Ohno

 

 

AMENDED NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Thursday, February 06, 2014

TIME:

9:40 A.M.

PLACE:

Conference Room 312

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A M E N D E D A G E N D A

 

The following measure(s) has been DELETED from the agenda: HB2629

 

 

 

HB 2011

Status

RELATING TO AGRICULTURAL LANDS.

Creates special fund administered by the Agribusiness Development Corporation (ADC). Authorizes ADC to subdivide agricultural lands and requires establishment of an agriculture subdivision code. Authorizes ADC to issue revenue bonds to acquire certain agricultural lands. Appropriation. Effective July 1, 2014.

 

AGR, FIN

HB 2629

Status

RELATING TO AGRICULTURAL LANDS.

Supports agriculture in the State by clarifying and specifying permitted uses on Important Agricultural Lands.

 

AGR, WAL, FIN

HB 2394

Status

RELATING TO IRRIGATION.

Authorizes the issuance of GO bonds and appropriates funds for capital improvements to irrigation systems.

 

AGR, FIN

 

 

 

 

 

 

HB 2203

Status

RELATING TO SOLAR ENERGY.

Allows solar energy facilities to be placed within agricultural lands with soil classified as overall productivity rating class B or C if the area occupied by the solar energy facilities is also devoted to agricultural activities and requires that the solar energy facilities be decommissioned and removed within twelve months of the conclusion of operation.

 

AGR, EEP/WAL

HB 1990

Status

RELATING TO HAWAII GOOD AGRICULTURAL PRACTICES.

Establishes the Hawaii good agricultural practices program. Makes an appropriation.

 

AGR, FIN

 

 

 

HB 2466

Status

RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.

Limits dwellings and employee housing on agricultural land to farmers and immediate family members. Establishes standards for dwellings and employee housing on agricultural land.

 

AGR, HSG

HB 2368

Status

RELATING TO ANIMAL CRUELTY.

Prohibits the slaughtering or trafficking of dogs or cats for human consumption.

 

AGR, JUD

HB 2534

Status

RELATING TO DOGS..

Requires individuals and entities owning, possessing, controlling, or otherwise having custody of 10 or more dogs over the age of one year and with intact sexual organs to register with the department of commerce and consumer affairs.

 

AGR, CPC

HB 2189

Status

RELATING TO THE ANIMAL QUARANTINE SPECIAL FUND.

Repeals the animal quarantine special fund. Specifies that all unexpended and unencumbered funds remaining in the animal quarantine special fund as of July 1, 2014, lapse to the general fund. Appropriates funds to continue animal quarantine services. Effective July 1, 2014.

 

AGR, FIN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

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     The Committee(s) to which the comments are directed;

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Rep. Jessica Wooley

Chair