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

 

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Monday, March 10, 2014

TIME:

10:40 A.M.

PLACE:

Conference Room 312

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

SB 2241, SD1

(SSCR2486)

Status

RELATING TO THE PROTECTION OF TARO.

Prohibits the board of land and natural resources, in declaring residential development areas and acquiring lands therein, from disturbing lands and infrastructure used or to be used for wetland taro growing, including ancient wetland taro lands and structural elements of ancient taro-growing systems. (SD1)

 

AGR, WAL, FIN

SB 111, SD2

(SSCR2600)

Status

RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.

Authorizes the Board of Agriculture to create "made in Hawaii" labeling requirements for all agricultural commodities in Hawaii no later than July 1, 2015, through rules, which shall not supersede any state law regarding "made in Hawaii" labeling requirements for agricultural commodities enacted prior to the effective date of this Act. Effective July 1, 2050. (SD2)

 

AGR, CPC, FIN

SB 2455, SD1

(SSCR2508)

Status

RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.

Appropriates funds to the University of Hawaii, College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources to operate and implement the 4-H program.  Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)

 

AGR, HED, FIN

 

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

Persons wishing to offer comments should submit testimony at least 24 hours prior to the hearing. Testimony should indicate:

     Testifier's name with position/title and organization;

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

     The date and time of the hearing; and

     Measure number.

 

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Testimony submitted will be placed on the legislative website. This public posting of testimony on the website should be considered when including personal information in your testimony.

 

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Rep. Jessica Wooley

Chair