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, March 15, 2019

TIME:

9:00am

PLACE:

Conference Room 312

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

SB 375, SD2

(SSCR979)

Status

RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.

Requires the Department of Agriculture, in cooperation with the Office of the Governor, to develop a strategic plan to double local food production and increase food exports by 2030. Requires the Department of Agriculture to submit the strategic plan to the Legislature. Appropriates funds. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

AGR, FIN

SB 390, SD2

(SSCR1061)

Status

RELATING TO SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM INCENTIVES.

Requires the Department of Agriculture to create a dollar-for-dollar matching program for beneficiaries of the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program to purchase Hawaii-grown produce. Appropriates funds. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

AGR, FIN

SB 754, SD1

(SSCR914)

Status

RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.

Enacts produce safety rules in accordance with the federal Food and Drug Administration Standards for the Growing, Harvesting, Packing, and Holding of Produce for Human Consumption. (SD1)

 

AGR, FIN

SB 753, SD2

(SSCR1043)

Status

RELATING TO AQUACULTURE.

Appropriates funds for operational expenses for revitalizing the aquaculture development program within DOA. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

AGR, FIN

SB 895

(SSCR816)

Status

RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.

Extends the offense of false labeling of Hawaii-grown coffee to include roasted coffee.

 

AGR, CPC/JUD

SB 1149, SD2

(SSCR705)

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 emissions standards for small engines. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

AGR, FIN

SB 1150, SD2

(SSCR926)

Status

RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE.

Appropriates funds to the Department of Agriculture for feral pig control. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

AGR, FIN

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

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    Testifier's name with position/title and organization;

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    The date and time of the hearing; and

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Rep. Richard P. Creagan

Chair