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

 

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

TIME:

8:45 AM

PLACE:

Conference Room 312

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

Public testimony and comments will be accepted for the following bills. Decision making will take place on

February 1, 2017, at 11:30am, room 312.

 

HB 655

Status

RELATING TO THE ROSE-RINGED PARAKEET.

Appropriates funds to the department of land and natural resources to assist with and provide supplemental funds to the National Wildlife Research Center to research the negative impacts of the rose-ringed parakeet on Kauai and develop and implement a control plan to reduce the negative impacts.

 

AGR, FIN

HB 1004

Status

RELATING TO RAPID OHIA DEATH.

Appropriates moneys for implementation of the Rapid Ohia Death Strategic Response Plan.

 

AGR, FIN

HB 1005

Status

RELATING TO BIOSECURITY.

Appropriate moneys to DOA to enhance the biosecurity program by funding invasive incipient species management programs.

 

AGR, FIN

HB 1006

Status

RELATING TO INVASIVE SPECIES.

Appropriates funds to the Hawaii ant lab for personnel and equipment to support mitigation of the little fire ant.

 

AGR, FIN

HB 1013

Status

RELATING TO INVASIVE SPECIES PROGRAM ADMINISTRATION.

Restructures the Hawaii Invasive Species Council as the Hawaii Invasive Species Authority, administratively attached to the Department of Agriculture, to coordinate implementation of the Hawaii Interagency Biosecurity Plan and to improve coordination of the State's invasive species prevention, early detection, rapid response, control, enforcement, and outreach programs. Appropriates funds to implement the Authority and relevant interagency invasive species projects. Effective 7/1/2017.

 

AGR, EEP, FIN

HB 1017

Status

RELATING TO THE PESTICIDE USE REVOLVING FUND.

Increase the Pesticide Use Revolving Fund threshold from $250,000 to $1,000,000. Allows for additional pesticide education specialists and future research and studies.

 

AGR, EEP, 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.

 

While every effort will be made to incorporate all testimony received, materials received on the day of the hearing or improperly identified or directed, may be distributed to the Committee after the hearing.

 

Submit testimony in ONE of the following ways:

PAPER: 8 copies (including an original) to Room 324 in the State Capitol;

FAX: For testimony less than 5 pages in length, transmit to 808-586-6779 (Oahu) or 1-800-535-3859 (for Neighbor Islander without a computer to submit testimony through e-mail or the Web); or

WEB: For testimony less than 10MB in size, transmit from http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/submittestimony.aspx.

 

Testimony submitted will be placed on the legislative website. This public posting of testimony on the website should be considered when including personal information in your testimony.

 

If you require special assistance or auxiliary aids and/or services to participate in the House public hearing process (i.e., sign or foreign language interpreter or wheelchair accessibility), please contact the Committee Clerk at 586-9605 or email your request for an interpreter to HouseInterpreter@Capitol.hawaii.gov at least 24 hours prior to the hearing for arrangements. Prompt requests submitted help to ensure the availability of qualified individuals and appropriate accommodations.

 

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Rep. Richard P. Creagan

Chair