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

 

 

AMENDED NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

TIME:

8:30 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) have been DELETED from the agenda: HB1884 and HB2426

The following measure(s) have been ADDED to the agenda: HB1884 Proposed HD1 and HB2426 Proposed HD1

 

HB 2156, HD1

(HSCR53-18)

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAII FARM TO SCHOOL PROGRAM.

Authorizes the Department of Education to establish a farm to school program. Requires the farm to school coordinator in the Department of Agriculture to work in collaboration with the Department of Education on any farm to school program. Establishes two FTE farm to school staff positions within the Department of Education. Appropriates funds. (HB2156 HD1)

 

EDN, AGR, FIN

HB 1785

Status

RELATING TO IMPORTANT AGRICULTURAL LANDS.

Implements Act 183, SLH 2005, in accordance with the State's constitutional duty to protect important agricultural lands by providing funds to the counties for the identification and mapping of important agricultural lands.

 

AGR, FIN

HB 2072

Status

RELATING TO SECTION 711-1109, HAWAII REVISED STATUTES.

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

 

AGR, JUD

HB 2593

Status

RELATING TO FERAL CATS.

Requires the Department of Health to contract with a nonprofit animal rescue group to oversee caretakers of feral cats. Exempts registered caretakers of feral cats from state laws and county ordinances relating to the feeding and confinement of cats. Establishes a trap-sterilize-return process.

 

AGR, FIN

HB 1884

Proposed HD1

Status

RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.

Proposed HD1: Clarifies that "subsistence farming" is included as a protected activity under the Hawaii Right to Farm Act.  Clarifies that the cultivation of crops and activities related to game, fish, and livestock on agricultural lands may be for economic or personal use.  (HB1884 HD1 PROPOSED)

 

AGR, FIN

HB 2426

Proposed HD1

Status

RELATING TO THE AGRIBUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION.

Proposed HD1: 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. Changes the effective date to July 1, 2150.

AGR, FIN

 

Copies of the proposed HB1884 Proposed HD1 and HB2426 Proposed HD1 are available in room 312 and on the Legislature's Web site: http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov.

 

 

The following measure(s) were previously heard on February 7, 2018, 8:45 a.m. No new testimony will be accepted.

 

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 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

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

Persons wishing to offer comments should submit testimony at least 24 hours prior to the hearing. Testimony should indicate:

     Testifier's name with position/title and organization;

     The Committee(s) to which the comments are directed;

     The date and time of the hearing; and

     Measure number.

 

While every effort will be made to incorporate all testimony received, materials received on the day of the hearing or improperly identified or directed, may be distributed to the Committee after the hearing.

 

Submit testimony in ONE of the following ways:

PAPER: Five (5) copies (including an original) to Room 324 in the State Capitol;

FAX: For testimony less than 5 pages in length, transmit to 808-586-6779 (Oahu) or 1-800-535-3859 (for Neighbor Islander without a computer to submit testimony through e-mail or the Web); or

WEB: For testimony less than 20MB in size, transmit from http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/submittestimony.aspx.

 

Testimony submitted will be placed on the legislative website. This public posting of testimony on the website should be considered when including personal information in your testimony.

 

If you require special assistance or auxiliary aids and/or services to participate in the House public hearing process (i.e., sign or foreign language interpreter or wheelchair accessibility), please contact the Committee Clerk at 586-9605 or email your request for an interpreter to HouseInterpreter@Capitol.hawaii.gov at least 24 hours prior to the hearing for arrangements. Prompt requests submitted help to ensure the availability of qualified individuals and appropriate accommodations.

 

 

 

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Rep. Richard P. Creagan

Chair