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, February 7, 2018

TIME:

8:45 AM

PLACE:

Conference Room 312

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 2306

Status

RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.

Clarifies that the amount appropriated in Act 183, Session Laws of Hawaii 2017, shall be deposited into the food safety certification costs grant program special fund and that the same amount shall be appropriated out of the special fund for fiscal year 2018-2019.

 

AGR, FIN

HB 1884

Status

RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.

Clarifies that "subsistence farming" is included as a protected activity under the Hawaii Right to Farm Act.

 

AGR, FIN

HB 2105

Status

RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.

Appropriates funds to the Department of Agriculture for the establishment and administration of the Agriculture Grant Program to support local food production in the State.

 

AGR, FIN

HB 2304

Status

RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.

Establish a special fund within the Department of Agriculture to deposit fees and expend funds necessary for the industrial hemp pilot program.

 

AGR, FIN

HB 2426

Status

RELATING TO THE AGRIBUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION.

Authorizes the director of finance to issue general obligation bonds and appropriates funds for the acquisition of certain farm lands in west Kauai by the agribusiness development corporation.

 

AGR, FIN

HB 2538

Status

RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.

Authorizes the issuance of GO bonds and appropriates funds for the planning, designing, and constructing of a livestock feed mill.

 

AGR, FIN

HB 2081

Status

RELATING TO THE ROSE-RINGED PARAKEET.

Appropriates funds to the department of land and natural resources to provide assistance and supplemental funding to the National Wildlife Research Center of the U.S. Department of Agriculture to conduct pilot field studies to evaluate control tools and develop a management plan to reduce the rose-ringed parakeet population on Kauai.

 

AGR, FIN

 

 

 

HB 2462

Status

RELATING TO TAX EXEMPTION.

Exempts sales of farm equipment and machinery to certain producers of agricultural products from the general excise tax. Takes effect on 7/1/2019.

 

AGR, FIN

 

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

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Rep. Richard P. Creagan

Chair