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:

8:45am

PLACE:

Conference Room 312

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

The following measure(s) has been DELETED from a previous agenda: SB3087 SD2

 

SB 2565, SD2

(SSCR2795)

Status

RELATING TO TAX EXEMPTION.

Exempts sales of farm equipment and machinery to certain producers of agricultural products from the general excise tax. Applies to taxable years beginning after 12/31/2019. Sunsets on an unspecified date. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

AGR, FIN

SB 2519, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1190-18)

Status

RELATING TO THE ENVIRONMENT.

Authorizes the Agribusiness Development Corporation to enter into contracts with private businesses to remove select municipal solid waste, glass, and food and green waste from the waste stream for use in other business sectors, including agriculture, construction, and energy production; provided the contracts benefit agricultural and agriculture-related projects. (SB2519 HD1)

 

EEP, AGR, FIN

SB 3087, SD2

Proposed HD1

Status

RELATING TO THE AGRIBUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION.

Proposed HD1: Appropriates moneys to the Agribusiness Development Corporation (ADC) to identify factors that affect the quality of local papaya and to develop and establish protocols to enhance the marketability of Hawaiian papayas.  Requires the Auditor to conduct a management and financial audit of ADC.  (SB3087 HD1 PROPOSED)

 

AGR, FIN

 

Copies of the proposed HD: SB3087 SD2 PROPOSED HD1 are available in room 312 and on the Legislature's Web site: http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov.

 

 

AGR, FIN

 

 

 

HR 199

Status

REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE TO CONDUCT A STUDY TO EVALUATE THE AMOUNT OF AGRICULTURE IN THE STATE THAT IS SOLELY USED FOR SUBSISTENCE FARMING.

 

 

AGR, FIN

HCR 229

Status

REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE TO CONDUCT A STUDY TO EVALUATE THE AMOUNT OF AGRICULTURE IN THE STATE THAT IS SOLELY USED FOR SUBSISTENCE FARMING.

 

 

AGR, FIN

HR 194

Status

REQUESTING THE AUDITOR TO CONDUCT A MANAGEMENT AND FINANCIAL AUDIT OF THE AGRIBUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION.

 

 

AGR, FIN

HCR 224

Status

REQUESTING THE AUDITOR TO CONDUCT A MANAGEMENT AND FINANCIAL AUDIT OF THE AGRIBUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION.

 

 

AGR, FIN

SCR 5, SD1

(SSCR2581)

Status

ENCOURAGING THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE TO EVALUATE THE IMPORT REQUIREMENTS AND PROCESS FOR DOMESTIC ANIMALS.

 

 

AGR, FIN

HR 197

Status

URGING THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE TO REJECT THE IMPORT PLAN AND QUARANTINE EXEMPTION REQUESTED BY KONA HILLS, LLC.

 

 

AGR, FIN

HCR 227

Status

URGING THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE TO REJECT THE IMPORT PLAN AND QUARANTINE EXEMPTION REQUESTED BY KONA HILLS, LLC.

 

 

AGR, FIN

HR 104

Status

URGING STATE AGENCIES TO EFFECTIVELY MANAGE AND CONTROL THE FERAL CATS AND CHICKENS ON STATE PROPERTIES WITHIN THEIR RESPECTIVE JURISDICTIONS TO AVOID CREATING A NUISANCE, CAUSING DAMAGE, AND OTHER NEGATIVE IMPACTS TO NEIGHBORING PRIVATE PROPERTIES.

 

 

AGR, FIN

HCR 119

Status

URGING STATE AGENCIES TO EFFECTIVELY MANAGE AND CONTROL THE FERAL CATS AND CHICKENS ON STATE PROPERTIES WITHIN THEIR RESPECTIVE JURISDICTIONS TO AVOID CREATING A NUISANCE, CAUSING DAMAGE, AND OTHER NEGATIVE IMPACTS TO NEIGHBORING PRIVATE PROPERTIES.

 

 

AGR, FIN

HCR 60

Status

URGING STATE DEPARTMENTS AND PRIVATE LAND OWNERS TO SUPPORT EFFECTIVE AND HUMANE REDUCTION OF FREE-ROAMING CAT POPULATIONS USING THE TRAP-NEUTER-RETURN-MANAGE STRATEGY.

 

 

AGR, FIN

 

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

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Rep. Richard P. Creagan

Chair