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 8, 2019

TIME:

11:00 am

PLACE:

Conference Room 312

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 261

Status

RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.

Clarifies definition of "qualified agricultural costs." Extends through the 2029 taxable year the time in which the Department of Agriculture may certify important agricultural lands qualified agricultural cost tax credits. Applies to taxable years beginning after 12/31/2019.

 

AGR, FIN

HB 530

Status

RELATING TO MANAGEMENT OF STATE FUNDS.

Establishes linked investments to provide loan funds for agriculture and authorizes the State to invest in linked investments.

 

AGR, FIN

HB 1481

Status

RELATING TO AGRICULTURAL LOANS.

Establishes a five-year pilot program within the Department of Agriculture for agricultural loans that do not incur interest or require payments for three years.

 

AGR, FIN

HB 938

Status

RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.

Appropriates funds for the department of agriculture to provide grants and loans to ranchers and farmers negatively affected by natural disasters through an agricultural disaster funds program.

 

AGR, FIN

HB 937

Status

RELATING TO DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE LOANS.

Increases the chairperson's authority to approve agricultural loans and aquacultural loans.

 

AGR, FIN

HB 123

Status

RELATING TO NON-GENERAL FUNDS.

Abolishes the Hawaii Department of Agriculture Biocontrol Foreign Exploration special fund and transfers the unencumbered balances to the general fund.

 

AGR, FIN

HB 769

Status

RELATING TO IRRIGATION.

Permits the transfer of operational authority over the portions of the East Kauai irrigation system operated and maintained by the East Kauai Water Users' Cooperative as of 7/1/2019, to the Department of Agriculture upon adoption of rules. Establishes positions within the Agricultural Resource Management Division. Authorizes GO bonds. Makes an appropriation.

 

AGR, FIN

 

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

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Rep. Richard P. Creagan

Chair