HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-NINTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2017

 

COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE

Rep. Richard P. Creagan, Chair

Rep. Lynn DeCoite, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Cedric Asuega Gates

Rep. Gregg Takayama

Rep. Kaniela Ing

Rep. Cynthia Thielen

Rep. Matthew S. LoPresti

 

 

COMMITTEE ON ENERGY & ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

Rep. Chris Lee, Chair

Rep. Nicole E. Lowen, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Ty J.K. Cullen

Rep. Calvin K.Y. Say

Rep. Cindy Evans

Rep. Ryan I. Yamane

Rep. Linda Ichiyama

Rep. Beth Fukumoto

Rep. Sam Satoru Kong

 

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

TIME:

8:30am

PLACE:

Conference Room 325

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 1359

Status

RELATING TO INVASIVE SPECIES.

Allows each county to enact and enforce ordinances necessary to prevent, investigate, control, or eradicate invasive species on any public or private premises within the limits of the county.

 

AGR/EEP, JUD

HB 254

Status

RELATING TO PESTICIDES.

Expands the membership of the pesticide advisory committee to include a representative from the DOE, each county mayors' office, a medical expert, and a non-governmental organization scientist. Expands the duties of the pesticide advisory committee to include establishment of state standards for chronicity, recommendation to the legislature of specific changes to the State's pesticide laws and regulations, expansion of the good neighbor program, and establishment of a comprehensive buffer zone policy for the State.

 

AGR/EEP, CPC

HB 252

Status

RELATING TO PESTICIDES.

Makes an appropriation to implement the recommendations of the joint fact finding study group's report on pesticide use by large agribusinesses on Kauai.

 

AGR/EEP, FIN

HB 1282

Status

RELATING TO INSECTICIDE AND HERBICIDE USE.

Prohibits the application of neonicotinoid insecticides and glyphosate herbicides after December 31, 2019, without a license or permit from the state or federal government.

 

AGR/EEP, JUD

HB 253

Status

RELATING TO PESTICIDES.

Prohibits the use of pesticides containing the active ingredient chlorpyrifos.

 

AGR/EEP, CPC

HB 1571

Status

RELATING TO ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION.

Establishes disclosure and public notification requirements for outdoor application of pesticides in various sensitive areas or by large-scale, outdoor commercial agricultural operations. Establishes a pilot program that creates a vegetative buffer zone around 5 selected schools near a commercial agricultural production area.

 

AGR/EEP, WAL, EDN

 

 

 

 

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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Rep. Richard P. Creagan

Chair

 

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Rep. Chris Lee

Chair