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:

Friday, February 3, 2017

TIME:

8:30 AM

PLACE:

Conference Room 312

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 3

Status

RELATING TO ANIMALS.

Requires a research facility that intends to euthanize a dog or cat for any purpose other than scientific, medical, or educational research to make that animal available for adoption prior to euthanizing the animal if the animal is suitable for adoption.

 

AGR, JUD

HB 55

Status

RELATING TO ANIMALS.

Prohibits certain restraints and tethers that endanger or deny sustenance to a dog. Specifies penalties.

 

AGR, JUD

HB 151

Status

RELATING TO OFFENSES INVOLVING THE CONFINEMENT OR RESTRAINT OF DOGS.

Establishes the criminal offense of unlawful confinement or restraint of a dog to enhance related offenses under the cruelty to animals law and provide standards for the use of tethers and enclosures for dogs.

 

AGR, JUD

HB 155

Status

RELATING TO ANIMALS.

Provides for the support and maintenance and custody of pet animals when their owners are undergoing annulment, divorce, or separation proceedings.

 

AGR, JUD

HB 185

Status

RELATING TO ANIMALS.

Establishes licensing requirement for dog breeders and clarifies and strengthens laws pertaining to abandonment of or cruelty to animals.

 

AGR, JUD

HB 390

Status

RELATING TO ANIMAL CRUELTY.

Amends the offense of cruelty to animals in the first degree to include indigenous birds.

 

AGR, JUD

HB 485

Status

RELATING TO IRRIGATION.

Authorizes the director of finance to issue general obligation bonds to finance capital improvements to various irrigation systems.

 

AGR, FIN

 

 

 

HB 1230

Status

RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS TO ASSIST MAUIGROWN COFFEE, INC.

Authorizes the issuance of special purpose revenue bonds to assist MauiGrown Coffee, Inc. with the operation and expansion of its farm and mill.

 

AGR, FIN

HB 1270

Status

RELATING TO LAND ACQUISITION.

Requires BLNR to enter into negotiations to acquire the property identified as Tax Map Key: (3) 6-8-001:030 Kamuela, Hawaii. Appropriation.

 

AGR, WAL, FIN

HB 1298

Status

RELATING TO ANIMALS.

Prohibits tethers and certain other types of restraints that are known to endanger dogs or prevent dogs from receiving necessary sustenance. Specifies penalties.

 

AGR, JUD

HB 1301

Status

RELATING TO INVASIVE SPECIES.

Provides that a person or entity that is determined by HISC to have introduced an invasive species into the State is financially liable (strict liability) for the eradication of the invasive species.

 

AGR, JUD

HB 1324

Status

RELATING TO A TAX CREDIT FOR INTERISLAND TRANSPORTATION OF AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS GROWN OR PROCESSED IN STATE ENTERPRISE ZONES.

Authorizes a tax credit equal to 20% of qualifying business costs for the transportation of agricultural commodities between islands within the State of Hawaii.

 

AGR, TRN, FIN

HB 1325

Status

RELATING TO BIOSECURITY.

Requires the DOA to establish parameters and construction requirements for biosecurity facilities that provide for and ensure the safety of agricultural and food commodities. Makes appropriations for the biosecurity program, including projects for import replacements of high risk crops.

 

AGR, CPC, FIN

HB 1475

Status

RELATING TO AGRICULTURAL LANDS.

Permits farmers markets and food hubs on lands in an agricultural district.

 

AGR, EDB, FIN

HB 1477

Status

RELATING TO AGRICULTURAL LAND.

Permits private overnight campgrounds on land with an overall soil productivity rating of C, D, E, or U within agricultural districts.

 

AGR, WAL, JUD

HB 1482

Status

RELATING TO WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT.

Appropriates funds for the operations of the K-12 Agriculture Workforce Development Pipeline Initiative.

 

AGR, EDN, FIN

HB 1516

Status

RELATING TO ANIMAL FORFEITURE.

Permits incorporated societies for the protection of animals to petition for full custody of the subject animals prior to filing or final disposition of criminal charges against the owner of the animals.

 

AGR, JUD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

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Rep. Richard P. Creagan

Chair