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, March 22, 2017

TIME:

8:30 AM

PLACE:

Conference Room 312

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

SB 612, SD2

Proposed HD1

Status

RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.

Proposed HD1: Repeals language requiring documentation of animal feed development costs to be effective for feed development costs incurred after July 1, 2016.  Appropriates funds to the Department of Agriculture for the feed developer grant program and reimbursements to qualified producers for feed costs.  Authorizes GO bonds for the planning, designing, and purchasing of a livestock feed mill.

 

AGR, FIN

 

 

 

 

 

 

SB 700, SD1

Proposed HD1

Status

 

 

RELATING TO ANIMAL CRUELTY.

Proposed HD1: Amends the offense of cruelty to animals in the first degree to include indigenous birds and cruelty to animals in the second degree to include restraints to dogs that deprive them of necessary food or sustenance. Takes effect on 1/7/2059.

 

AGR, JUD

 

 

 

 

 

SB 783, SD2

(SSCR747)

Status

RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.

Repeals the provision that makes the claiming of the important agricultural land qualified agricultural cost tax credit contingent upon the tax credit for the aquarium and marine science research facility at Ko Olina Resort and the training and educational facilities at Makaha Resort being repealed, exhausted, or expired. Clarifies definition of "qualified agricultural costs." Repeals the provision that the Department of Agriculture must cease certifying credits after 2017. Applies to taxable years beginning after 12/31/2017. (SD2)

 

AGR, FIN

 

 

 

 

 

SB 804, SD1

Proposed HD1

Status

RELATING TO HAWAII PESTICIDES LAW.

Proposed HD1: Increases the amount of moneys from the pesticide use revolving fund that the Department of Agriculture may retain to carry out its statutory mandate. Establishes disclosure requirements for commercial agricultural pesticide use.

 

AGR, FIN

 

 

 

 

 

SB 1255

(SSCR574)

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

 

 

 

 

 

SB 1288, SD2

(SSCR805)

Status

RELATING TO SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS FOR HPC FOODS, LTD.

Authorizes the issuance of special purpose revenue bonds to assist HPC Foods, Ltd., to fund multi-project capital improvement programs, the construction of facilities, and other processing activities. Takes effect 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

AGR, FIN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Copies of the proposed HD1 are available in room 331 and on the Legislature's Web site: http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov.

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

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Rep. Richard P. Creagan

Chair