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, March 21, 2018

TIME:

8:30 AM

PLACE:

Conference Room 312

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

SB 2839, SD2

(SSCR2723)

Status

RELATING TO AGRICULTURAL ENTERPRISES.

Establishes a new agricultural enterprise program within the department of agriculture to plan, design, construct, operate, manage, maintain, repair, demolish, and remove infrastructure on any lands under the jurisdiction of the department, to support and promote agriculture. Creates two new positions to implement the program. Establishes the agricultural enterprise special fund. Makes an appropriation. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

AGR, FIN

SB 2116, SD1

(SSCR2620)

Status

RELATING TO BIOSECURITY.

Establishes the biosecurity emergency response special fund within the Department of Agriculture. Establishes procedures for emergency declarations and expenditures. Appropriates moneys into the special fund. Appropriates moneys to the Department of Agriculture. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)

 

AGR, FIN

SB 2396, SD2

(SSCR2904)

Status

RELATING TO LOAN PROGRAMS.

Appropriates funds for and out of the agricultural loan revolving fund and Hawaii water infrastructure special fund. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

AGR, FIN

SB 3031, SD2

(SSCR2677)

Status

RELATING TO THE ORGANIC FOODS PRODUCTION TAX CREDIT.

Clarifies and strengthens the organic foods production tax credit. Effective 7/1/2050. Applies to unspecified taxable years. (SD2)

 

AGR, FIN

SB 2074, SD1

(SSCR2855)

Status

RELATING TO THE IMPORTANT AGRICULTURAL LAND QUALIFIED AGRICULTURAL COST TAX CREDIT.

Extends through the 2028 taxable year the time in which the Department of Agriculture may certify important agricultural lands qualified agricultural cost tax credits. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)

 

AGR, FIN

SB 2168, SD1

(SSCR2896)

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. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)

 

AGR, FIN

SB 3033, SD1

(SSCR2616)

Status

RELATING TO AGRICULTURAL THEFT.

Amends the definition of agricultural equipment, supplies, or products. Strengthens property right protections for persons who produce agricultural products on private residential property. Effective 7/1/2035. (SD1)

 

AGR, JUD

SB 2113, SD2

(SSCR2607)

Status

RELATING TO ANIMALS.

Prohibits manufacturers and contract testing facilities in Hawaii from using animal test methods for the purpose of testing cosmetics or household products for which an alternative test method is available. Imposes a civil fine and authorizes the attorney general to seek injunctive relief and any other recovery of damages. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

AGR, JUD

 

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

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Rep. Richard P. Creagan

Chair