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 17, 2014

TIME:

9:00 A.M.

PLACE:

Conference Room 312

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

SB 2775, SD1

(SSCR2607)

Status

RELATING TO RENEWABLE ENERGY.

Permits solar energy facilities on class A agricultural lands if the solar energy facilities are located on a paved or unpaved road that is established by December 31, 2013, and the road allows for vehicular traffic. (SD1)

 

AGR, EEP/WAL

SB 2913, SD1

(SSCR2574)

Status

RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.

Specifies the false labeling restrictions for the offense of false labeling of Hawaii-grown coffee; applies the labeling of natural, roasted, and instant coffees to the offense; and defines natural coffee, roasted coffee, and instant coffee. (SD1)

 

AGR, CPC/JUD

SB 2296, SD2

(SSCR2621)

Status

RELATING TO THE DISPOSITION OF LANDS MANAGED BY THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE.

Authorizes the department of agriculture to select qualified applicants as back-up lessees when disposing of certain agricultural or non-agricultural park lands through the sealed bidding process. Authorizes the department to negotiate with a back-up lessee if the highest offering bidder or lessee fails to finalize a lease with the department for any reason. Conforms the eligibility criteria for lessees of agricultural parks lands with that of lessees of non-agricultural park lands. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

AGR, FIN

SB 2920, SD2

(SSCR2686)

Status

RELATING TO INVASIVE SPECIES.

Establishes and appropriates an unspecified amount to the county of Hawaii for a little fire ant pilot project to research solutions for addressing the little fire ant threat in Hawaii. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

AGR, FIN

SB 2343

(SSCR2552)

Status

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR INVASIVE SPECIES PREVENTION, CONTROL, OUTREACH, RESEARCH, AND PLANNING.

Appropriates funds to the Hawaii Invasive Species Council for invasive species prevention, control, outreach, research, and planning.

 

AGR, FIN

SB 2293, SD1

(SSCR2568)

Status

RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.

Appropriates moneys to reimburse qualified producers for a percentage of each farm's feed expenses. Provides moneys for the administrative costs of the livestock revitalization program. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)

 

AGR, FIN

 

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

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Rep. Jessica Wooley

Chair