HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-NINTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2018

 

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. Calvin K.Y. Say

 

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

TIME:

8:30 AM

PLACE:

Conference Room 312

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 2020

Status

RELATING TO AGRICULTURAL LANDS.

Establishes criteria for the subdivision of agricultural lands to promote agricultural uses.

 

AGR, WAL, JUD

HB 1883

Status

RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.

Establishes a two-year agricultural theft and vandalism pilot project to examine the effectiveness of prosecuting agricultural theft and agricultural vandalism in the county of Hawaii. Appropriates funds.

 

AGR, JUD, FIN

HB 2017

Status

RELATING TO AGRICULTURAL LANDS.

Expands the definition of "agricultural lands" as it relates to an agricultural land owner's liability for injury, death, loss, or damage suffered by a trespasser, to include farm lands that are four acres or less and generate at least $100,000 per year in profit.

 

AGR, WAL, JUD

HB 1757

Status

RELATING TO COFFEE LABELING.

Expands the coffee labeling requirements to include ready-to-drink coffee beverages.

 

AGR, CPC, FIN

HB 1971

Status

RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS TO KUNOA CATTLE COMPANY, LLC.

Authorizes the issuance of special purpose revenue bonds to assist Kunoa Cattle Company, LLC, to fund the construction of a multi-species livestock farm, expansion of the slaughter and processing infrastructure, development of distribution assets and agritourism services, and expanding renewable energy assets.

 

AGR, FIN

 

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

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Rep. Richard P. Creagan

Chair