THE SENATE

THE TWENTY-EIGHTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2015

 

COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE

Senator Russell E. Ruderman, Chair

Senator Gil Riviere, Vice Chair

 

COMMITTEE ON ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT

Senator Mike Gabbard, Chair

Senator Josh Green, Vice Chair

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

 

DATE:

Thursday, March 19, 2015

TIME:

3:00PM

PLACE:

Conference Room 414

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 507, HD1

      (HSCR761)

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.

Appropriates funds to the Department of Agriculture, in cooperation with UH CTAHR, to research and develop methods for the prevention and treatment of macadamia felted coccid.  (HB507 HD1)

 

ENE/AGL, WAM

HB 871, HD1

      (HSCR647)

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO BIOSECURITY.

Requires DOA to establish or participate in private-public partnerships to enhance the biosecurity program and quarantine inspection process.  Appropriates funds for specified projects.  (HB871 HD1)

 

AGL/ENE, WAM

HB 1273, HD2

      (HSCR754)

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO RENEWABLE ENERGY.

Includes hydroelectric facilities that generate up to 500 kilowatts of electricity as a permissible use on agricultural lands if the hydroelectric facilities are accessory to agricultural activities and if certain other conditions are met.  (HB1273 HD2)

 

AGL/ENE, CPN

HB 1403

      (HSCR652)

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO INVASIVE SPECIES.

Mandates the Department of Agriculture to establish a little fire ant Pesticide Treatment Coupon Pilot Project and site map.

Requires the Department to submit reports to the Legislature prior to the 2016 and 2017 Regular Sessions.

 

 

ENE/AGL, WAM

 

 

 

 

Decision Making to follow, if time permits.

 

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Senator Mike Gabbard

Chair

 

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Senator Russell E. Ruderman

Chair