HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE THIRTIETH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2020

 

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. Cynthia Thielen

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

TIME:

9:15 a.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 312

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB2193 AND HB2114 HAVE BEEN RE-SCHEDULED FROM A HEARING ON JANUARY 31, 2020.

ANY TESTIMONY PREVIOUSLY SUBMITTED WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE TO THE COMMITTEE AND SHOULD BE RE-SUBMITTED.

 

 

HB 1665

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Prohibits the use of any pesticide containing glyphosate as an active ingredient.

 

AGR, JUD, FIN

HB 2190

Status

RELATING TO AGRICULTURAL ENTERPRISES.

Authorizes the Department of Agriculture to plan, design, construct, operate, manage, maintain, repair, demolish, and remove infrastructure on any lands under the jurisdiction of the department, to support and promote agriculture. Establishes the agricultural enterprise program. Establishes the Agricultural Enterprise Special Fund. Makes an appropriation. Effective 7/1/2020.

 

AGR, JUD, FIN

HB 2565

Status

RELATING TO PESTICIDES.

Establishes the Restricted Use Pesticide Disposal Amnesty Program within the Department of Agriculture to provide a one-time, affordable, and environmentally accessible means for the disposal of restricted use pesticides from a bona fide agricultural entity. Convenes a Restricted Use Pesticide Disposal Amnesty Program Steering Committee to guide and monitor the program. Appropriates funds.

 

AGR, JUD, FIN

HB 2193

Status

RELATING TO WILDLIFE.

Requires all habitat conservation plans to include an agreement for plan participants to enter into and maintain an annual service contract with a stand-by and response facility available to provide emergency medical and rehabilitation services to native wildlife affected by activities undertaken within the plan area.

 

AGR, FIN

HB 2114

Status

RELATING TO PESTICIDES.

Requires the Department of Agriculture to prepare and submit an annual report concerning pesticide use. Increases fines for pesticide use violations.

 

AGR, JUD, FIN

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

Persons wishing to offer comments should submit testimony at least 24 hours prior to the hearing. Testimony should indicate:

    Testifier's name with position/title and organization;

    The Committee(s) to which the comments are directed;

    The date and time of the hearing; and

    Measure number.

 

While every effort will be made to incorporate all testimony received, materials received on the day of the hearing or improperly identified or directed, may be distributed to the Committee after the hearing.

 

Submit testimony in ONE of the following ways:

PAPER: 1 copy (including an original) to Room 441 in the State Capitol;

FAX: For testimony less than 5 pages in length, transmit to 808-586-6779 (Oahu) or 1-800-535-3859 (for Neighbor Islander without a computer to submit testimony through e-mail or the Web); or

WEB: For testimony less than 20MB in size, transmit from http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/submittestimony.aspx.

 

Testimony submitted will be placed on the legislative website. This public posting of testimony on the website should be considered when including personal information in your testimony.

 

If you require special assistance or auxiliary aids and/or services to participate in the House public hearing process (i.e., sign or foreign language interpreter or wheelchair accessibility), please contact the Committee Clerk at 586-9605 or email your request for an interpreter to HouseInterpreter@Capitol.hawaii.gov at least 24 hours prior to the hearing for arrangements. Prompt requests submitted help to ensure the availability of qualified individuals and appropriate accommodations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Rep. Richard P. Creagan

Chair