HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE THIRTIETH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2019

 

COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE

Rep. Richard P. Creagan, Chair

Rep. Lynn DeCoite, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Rida Cabanilla Arakawa

Rep. Richard H.K. Onishi

Rep. Romy M. Cachola

Rep. Amy A. Perruso

Rep. Daniel Holt

Rep. Val Okimoto

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Friday, February 1, 2019

TIME:

8:30 am

PLACE:

Conference Room 312

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 104

Status

RELATING TO AGRICULTURAL DISTRICTS.

Authorizes recreational athletic venues and cultural activities on existing golf courses within agricultural districts.

 

AGR, WLH, FIN

HB 1101

Status

RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.

Establishes the agricultural housing task force within the office of planning to study existing county and state laws, rules, and processes for construction of housing units within agricultural districts to identify barriers to construction, make recommendations, and propose one master use application process to be applied throughout the State. Makes an appropriation.

 

AGR, WLH, FIN

HB 1117

Status

RELATING TO STATE LANDS.

Requires the Board of Land and Natural Resources, Board of Agriculture, and the Agribusiness Development Corporation to ensure the timely collection of lease payments, track lessees that are in arrears of lease payments, and offer payment plans for lessees in arears. Prohibits land leased by the Agribusiness Development Corporation from being assigned or subleted without corporation approval.

 

AGR, JUD, FIN

HB 929

Status

RELATING TO PESTICIDES.

Requires Department of Agriculture to provide annual reports on pesticide inspection and compliance investigations. Increases fines for pesticide use violations.

 

AGR, JUD, FIN

HB 1575

Status

RELATING TO PESTICIDES.

Prohibits the use of any pesticide use unless the user is certified by the Department of Agriculture. Requires DOA to include an educational component in the pesticide use certification process.

 

AGR, CPC, FIN

HB 1103

Status

RELATING TO THE PESTICIDE SUBSIDY PROGRAM.

Appropriates moneys to the Department of Agriculture for the pesticide subsidy program.

 

AGR, JUD, FIN

HB 1503

Status

RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.

Requires the Department of Agriculture to establish a 2-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 782

Status

RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.

Appropriates funds to establish a foreign agriculture small equipment pilot program to identify efficient agriculture equipment and retrofit engines to meet the United States Environmental Protection Agency's standards.

 

AGR, EEP, FIN

HB 1507

Status

RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.

Establishes a three-year livestock wastewater treatment pilot program within HDOA for the application of the Ydro Process to livestock wastewater treatment facilities. Requires HDOA to report to the legislature before the regular session of 2022. Appropriates funds.

 

AGR, EEP, FIN

 

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

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Rep. Richard P. Creagan

Chair