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:

Friday, March 13, 2020

TIME:

8:30 am

PLACE:

Conference Room 312

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

SB 2703, SD1

(SSCR3050)

Status

RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.

Creates a grant program and appropriates funds for a program to assist beginning farmers or ranchers to start commercial farm or ranch operations. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)

 

AGR, FIN

SB 2704, SD2

(SSCR3215)

Status

RELATING TO SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE.

Establishes a cover crop reimbursement pilot program to provide up to one hundred per cent cost reimbursement to farming operations in the State for acquiring cover crop seeds or green manure. Establishes a cover crop reimbursement pilot program manager position within the Department of Agriculture to administer the program. Requires a report to the Legislature. Makes an appropriation. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

AGR, FIN

SB 2712, SD1

(SSCR3040)

Status

RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.

Updates the laws on agricultural cooperative associations and consumer cooperative associations with regard to, among other things, operations as resale agents, and conversions. (SD1)

 

AGR, CPC

SB 2713, SD2

(SSCR3329)

Status

RELATING TO BIOSECURITY.

Establishes the Invasive Species Rapid Response Trust Fund for rapid responses to invasive species emergencies. Requires the Invasive Species Council to include an accounting of moneys expended in its annual report to the Legislature. Appropriates funds. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

AGR, FIN

SB 2939, SD1

(SSCR3091)

Status

RELATING TO CRIMES ON AGRICULTURAL LANDS.

Imposes extended terms of imprisonment for certain offenses against property rights committed on agricultural lands. Takes effect 6/18/2050. (SD1)

 

AGR, JUD

SB 3038, SD2

(SSCR3369)

Status

RELATING TO TARO.

Excludes up to $100,000 of income derived from taro production from the state income tax. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

AGR, FIN

SB 3041, SD1

(SSCR3064)

Status

RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.

Extends the deadline for submitting the strategic plan required by Act 151, Session Laws of Hawaii 2019. Extends the lapse date for funds appropriated by the Act to 6/30/2021. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)

 

AGR, FIN

SB 3090, SD2

(SSCR3306)

Status

RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.

Establishes an agricultural production tax credit. Applies to taxable years beginning after 12/31/2020. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

AGR, FIN

 

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

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Rep. Richard P. Creagan

Chair