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

 

AMENDED NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

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) has been ADDED to the agenda: HB1511, HB1102, HB1505, HB778, HB1095

 

 

HB 1511, HD1

(HSCR169)

Status

RELATING TO THE COMMUNITY-BASED ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ADVISORY COUNCIL.

Requires the Community-Based Economic Development Advisory Council to retain and oversee professional research and analysis services for the evaluation of the means for or barriers to private for-profit start-up agricultural businesses to acquire funds for agriculture infrastructure projects. (HB1511 HD1)

 

EDB, AGR, FIN

HB 1102, HD1

(HSCR68)

Status

RELATING TO AGRICULTURE EDUCATION.

Establishes and appropriates funds for the P-20 agriculture education coordinator position within the University of Hawaii at Manoa College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources. Specifies duties of the coordinator and P-20 agriculture education working group. (HB1102 HD1)

 

LHE, AGR, FIN

HB 1505

Status

RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.

Establishes a Farmer Apprentice Mentoring Program to teach and train farmers to utilize a whole farm system approach to agriculture. Makes an appropriation to the Department of Agriculture to provide mentoring on a whole farm system approach to agriculture.

 

AGR, FIN

HB 778

Status

RELATING TO FOOD SUSTAINABILITY.

Appropriates funds to the Department of Agriculture for the acquisition of a mobile animal harvesting unit.

 

AGR, FIN

HB 1095

Status

RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE.

Appropriates funds to the department of agriculture for feral pig control.

 

AGR, FIN

HB 871

Status

RELATING TO THE AGRIBUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION.

Requires the Auditor to conduct a management and financial audit of the Agribusiness Development Corporation.

 

AGR, FIN

HB 1561

Status

RELATING TO AGRIBUSINESS DEVELOPMENT.

Appropriates funds for the fiscal biennium 2019-2021 operating budget of the Agribusiness Development Corporation under the purview of the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Agriculture.

 

AGR, FIN

HB 1562

Status

RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE OPERATING BUDGET.

Makes appropriations relating to the Department of Agriculture operating budget.

 

AGR, FIN

HB 1508

Status

RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE.

Appropriates funds for capital improvement projects of the Department of Agriculture.

 

AGR, FIN

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

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Rep. Richard P. Creagan

Chair