HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-EIGHTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2015

 

COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE

Rep. Clift Tsuji, Chair

Rep. Richard H.K. Onishi, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Tom Brower

Rep. Takashi Ohno

Rep. Romy M. Cachola

Rep. James Kunane Tokioka

Rep. Isaac W. Choy

Rep. Justin H. Woodson

Rep. Ken Ito

Rep. Lauren Kealohilani Matsumoto

Rep. Derek S.K. Kawakami

Rep. Gene Ward

Rep. Sam Satoru Kong

 

 

AMENDED NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Thursday, February 19, 2015

TIME:

8:30 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

 

HB1403 is removed from this agenda as the same measure was heard on February 10, 2015.

 

HB 1514, HD1

(HSCR186)

Status

RELATING TO ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION.

Establishes disclosure requirements for outdoor applications of pesticides in proximity to schools, childcare facilities, and certain commercial agricultural entities. Establishes reasonable pesticide buffer zones for sensitive areas. Establishes penalties. (HB1514 HD1)

 

EEP, AGR, CPC/JUD

HB 330

Status

RELATING TO STATE FINANCES.

Increases the general excise tax by 1% for a 2-year period to provide a dedicated funding source for the acquisition of agricultural lands.

 

AGR, FIN

HB 439

Status

RELATING TO LAND USE PLANNING.

Appropriates funds to develop a Hawaii One program that provides conservation plans for farmers.

 

AGR, FIN

HB 891

Status

RELATING TO AGRICULTURAL LOANS.

Allows for agricultural loans to be administered for livestock biosecurity projects.

 

AGR, FIN

HB 1042

Status

RELATING TO IMPORTANT AGRICULTURAL LANDS.

Appropriates funds for grants-in-aid to the counties for assistance with identifying and mapping important agricultural lands.

 

AGR, FIN

HB 1138

Status

RELATING TO ALBIZIA TREES.

Makes an appropriation from the pest inspection, quarantine, and eradication fund to DOA for the removal of albizia trees on public and private land.

 

AGR, FIN

HB 1403

Status

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.

 

 

AGR, 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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If during the course of the hearing it appears that there will not be sufficient time to allow everyone to be heard, the chairperson reserves the right to limit testifiers to two minutes. This two minute policy will be enforced to ensure fairness and adequate consideration of all bills.

 

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Rep. Clift Tsuji

Chair