HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-EIGHTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2016

 

COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE

Rep. Clift Tsuji, Chair

Rep. Richard H.K. Onishi, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Tom Brower

Rep. Sam Satoru Kong

Rep. Romy M. Cachola

Rep. Takashi Ohno

Rep. Isaac W. Choy

Rep. James Kunane Tokioka

Rep. Lynn DeCoite

Rep. Justin H. Woodson

Rep. Ken Ito

Rep. Lauren Kealohilani Matsumoto

Rep. Derek S.K. Kawakami

Rep. Gene Ward

 

 

 

COMMITTEE ON ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT & BUSINESS

Rep. Derek S.K. Kawakami, Chair

Rep. Sam Satoru Kong, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Tom Brower

Rep. Richard H.K. Onishi

Rep. Romy M. Cachola

Rep. James Kunane Tokioka

Rep. Isaac W. Choy

Rep. Clift Tsuji

Rep. Lynn DeCoite

Rep. Justin H. Woodson

Rep. Ken Ito

Rep. Lauren Kealohilani Matsumoto

Rep. Takashi Ohno

Rep. Gene Ward

 

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Friday, March 18, 2016

TIME:

8:30am

PLACE:

Conference Room 312

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

SB 2803, SD2

(SSCR2722)

Status

RELATING TO THE AGRICULTURAL LOAN REVOLVING FUND.

Appropriates moneys for the agricultural loan program to increase the State's food sustainability. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

AGR, FIN

SB 2137, SD2

(SSCR2742)

Status

RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.

Establishes an on-farm mentoring program to teach and train farmers to utilize a whole farm system approach to agriculture. Makes an appropriation to the department of agriculture to support existing on-farm mentoring programs and for a pilot on-farm mentoring program in Maui. Eff. 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

AGR, FIN

HR 56 / HCR 95 /

Status / Status

REQUESTING THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII ECONOMIC RESEARCH ORGANIZATION TO CONVENE A WORKING GROUP TO ESTABLISH THE PROTOCOL TO BE USED AND FACTORS TO BE ADDRESSED IN A STUDY OF THE ECONOMIC IMPACT ON THE KONA COFFEE INDUSTRY FROM POSSIBLE CHANGES TO COFFEE LABELING LAWS.

 

 

AGR, HED

HR 143 / HCR 197 /

Status / Status

REQUESTING THE LEGISLATIVE REFERENCE BUREAU TO EVALUATE A PROPOSAL TO MOVE THE PLANT QUARANTINE BRANCH TO THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION.

 

 

AGR, TRN, FIN

HR 144 / HCR 198 /

Status / Status

REQUESTING THE AUDITOR TO CONDUCT A FINANCIAL AND MANAGEMENT AUDIT OF THE PLANT QUARANTINE BRANCH OF THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE.

 

 

AGR, FIN

HR 149 / HCR 203 /

Status / Status

REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE TO PROMOTE THE EXPANSION OF AGRICULTURAL COMMERCE.

 

 

AGR/EDB, FIN

 

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

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Rep. Derek S.K. Kawakami

Chair

 

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Rep. Clift Tsuji

Chair