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, March 11, 2020

TIME:

9:00 am

PLACE:

Conference Room 312

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

SB 2708, SD2

(SSCR3355)

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. Requires the Board of Agriculture to annually report an accounting of non-agricultural park lessees to the Legislature. Appropriates funds. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

AGR, JUD, FIN

SB 2099, SD2

(SSCR3122)

Status

RELATING TO IRRIGATION.

Transfers to the Department of Agriculture operational authority over portions of the East Kauai Irrigation System operated and maintained by the East Kauai Water Users' Cooperative as of 7/1/2020. Provides a conditional extension to acquire required permits. Establishes staffing positions. Authorizes general obligation bonds for a statewide irrigation system capital improvement project. Appropriates funds. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

AGR, LAB, FIN

SB 2723, SD1

(SSCR3052)

Status

RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.

Appropriates funds for the GoFarm Hawaii program. Requires GoFarm Hawaii to provide the Chairperson of the Board of Agriculture with an annual report of the program's goals and a semi-annual report outlining program outputs and outcomes. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)

 

AGR, LHE, FIN

SB 2985, SD1

(SSCR3265)

Status

RELATING TO VETERINARIANS.

Provides veterinarians who provide emergency care to an animal immunity from civil liability in the absence of gross negligence. Provides veterinarians who render emergency treatment when there is no veterinarian-client-patient relationship, immunity from civil liability in the absence of gross negligence. Requires veterinarians to report to law enforcement events of animal injury, death, or abuse where there is reasonable cause to believe that it relates to dog fighting or animal abuse and gives veterinarians immunity from civil liability for making the reports. (SD1)

 

AGR, JUD, FIN

SB 2955

(SSCR2967)

Status

RELATING TO COFFEE LABELING.

Expands the coffee labeling and advertising requirements to include ready-to-drink coffee beverages and inner wrapping or packaging labels. Effective 7/1/2021.

 

AGR, CPC, FIN

SB 2050, SD2

(SSCR3237)

Status

RELATING TO INDUSTRIAL HEMP DERIVED PRODUCTS.

Establishes a regulatory framework for products containing cannabidiol that were manufactured legally through approved government programs. Clarifies that these products are not considered adulterated food, beverage, or cosmetic products. Prohibits manufacturers from making health-related claims. Requires product labeling for the products to be legally allowed in the State. Takes effect 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

AGR, JUD, FIN

SB 3040, SD1

(SSCR3229)

Status

RELATING TO PESTICIDES.

Requires the Department of Agriculture to provide annual reporting on pesticide inspection and compliance investigations. Increases monetary fines for pesticide violations. Takes effect on 6/18/2050. (SD1)

 

AGR, JUD, FIN

 

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

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Rep. Richard P. Creagan

Chair