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

 

 

AMENDED NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Friday, February 10, 2017

TIME:

8:30 AM 11:30 AM

PLACE:

Conference Room 312

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A M E N D E D A G E N D A

 

The following measure(s) has been ADDED to the agenda: HB95, HB774, HB775, HB776, HB778, HB1004, 1005

 

 

HB 95

Status

RELATING TO INDUSTRIAL HEMP.

Amends the licensing procedures of the industrial hemp pilot program by allowing applicants to apply for a license at any time during the year in which the applicant plans to grow industrial hemp.

 

AGR, CPC

HB 446

Status

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR A DIVERSIFIED AGRICULTURAL PARK.

Makes an appropriation for the acquisition of land, planning, design, and construction of an agricultural park in South Maui.

 

AGR, FIN

HB 505

Status

RELATING TO AGRICULTURAL COMMERCE.

Repeals provision requiring counties to adopt ordinances regulating agricultural tourism as a precondition for allowing agricultural tourism activities in an agricultural district. Allows agricultural commerce, rather than agricultural tourism, in an agricultural district.

 

AGR, FIN

HB 715

Status

RELATING TO URBAN AGRICULTURE.

Requires the counties to incorporate urban agriculture principles and policies in land use planning and to allow urban agriculture as a residential use in a residentially designated zone.

 

AGR, WAL

HB 774, HD1

(HSCR31)

Status

RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.

Requires the Board of Agriculture, when negotiating and executing leases for agricultural and non-agricultural park lands, to establish a preference for farmers who produce food to be consumed locally and Hawaiian plants. (HB774 HD1)

 

AGR, FIN

HB 775, HD1

(HSCR32)

Status

RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.

Repeals the requirement that the DOA must: (1) grant permission prior to the removal of eggs from any dock or landing; and (2) certify that eggs contained in a shipment are properly marked. Requires importation and other documents to be furnished to the DOA before imported eggs are offered for sale. (HD1)

 

AGR, CPC

HB 776, HD1

(HSCR33)

Status

RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.

Removes the cap on the toll for water delivery for the Honokaa/Paauilo Irrigation System (lower Hamakua ditch). (HB776 HD1)

 

AGR, WAL

HB 778, HD1

(HSCR34)

Status

RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.

Authorizes dwelling units on privately owned agricultural land with soils of overall productivity rating classes C, D, or E, subject to certain conditions. (HD1)

 

AGR, HSG

HB 959

Status

RELATING TO THE AGRIBUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION.

Requires the Auditor to conduct a management and financial audit of the Agribusiness Development Corporation.

 

AGR, FIN

HB 1015

Status

RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.

Establishes a grant program within chapter 163D, Hawaii Revised Statutes.

 

AGR, FIN

HB 1333

Status

RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS TO HONOKAA LAND COMPANY, LLC.

Authorizes the issuance of special purpose revenue bonds to provide financing to assist the Honokaa Land Company, LLC, with acquiring, developing, and renovating agricultural facilities and structures.

 

AGR, FIN

HB 1389

Status

RELATING TO LIVESTOCK HARVEST FACILITIES.

Makes an appropriation for the planning and design of scalable livestock harvest facilities to be expended by DOA.

 

AGR, FIN

HB 1544

Status

RELATING TO LOCAL FOOD PRODUCTION.

Adds increasing production of food that is produced for human consumption and sold in the State to the list of acts that DOA shall undertake when administering its program of agricultural planning and development.

 

AGR, FIN

 

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING

 

The following measure(s) were previously heard on February 1, 2017 @ 8:30. No public testimony will be accepted.

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

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Rep. Richard P. Creagan

Chair