HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE THIRTY-FIRST LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2021

 

COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE

Rep. Mark J. Hashem, Chair

Rep. Amy A. Perruso, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Nicole E. Lowen

Rep. Chris Todd

Rep. Lisa Marten

Rep. James Kunane Tokioka

Rep. Scot Z. Matayoshi

Rep. Lauren Matsumoto

 

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Friday, March 12, 2021

TIME:

10:00 am

PLACE:

VIA VIDEOCONFERENCE

Conference Room 325

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

 

 

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A G E N D A

 

SB 855, SD1

(SSCR584)

Status

RELATING TO COFFEE PEST CONTROL.

Extends the sunset date for the coffee berry borer pesticide subsidy program to 6/30/2023 and the program manager position, including the position's civil service and collective bargaining laws exemption, to 6/30/2024. Provides that no single coffee grower shall receive more than $12,000 for each pest per year in subsidies between 6/30/2021, and 7/01/2023. Requires the department of agriculture to compile a list of certain pesticides. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)

 

AGR, FIN

SB 512, SD2

(SSCR579)

Status

RELATING TO SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM INCENTIVES.

Removes the $10 per visit per day cap on the dollar-for-dollar match received by supplemental nutrition assistance program beneficiaries under the Hawaii healthy food incentive program, also known as the double up food bucks program. Specifies that healthy proteins are eligible purchases under the program. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

AGR, HHH, FIN

SB 336, SD1

(SSCR242)

Status

RELATING TO AGRICULTURAL LOANS.

Increases the Board of Agriculture Chairperson's authority to approve agricultural loans and aquacultural loans not to exceed $50,000 of state funds, rather than $25,000. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)

 

AGR, FIN

SB 668, SD1

(SSCR572)

Status

RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.

Renames the agricultural development and food security special fund as the land-, aquaculture-, freshwater-, or sea-based food development and food security special fund and expands the scope of the special fund to include land-, aquaculture-, freshwater-, or sea-based food production. (SD1)

 

AGR, FIN

SB 179, SD2

(SSCR575)

Status

RELATING TO IRRIGATION.

Transfers operational authority over portions of the east Kauai irrigation system operated and maintained by the east Kauai water users' cooperative before 12/15/20, to the Department of Agriculture. Appropriates funds. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

AGR, FIN

SB 343, SD1

(SSCR43)

Status

RELATING TO SEXUAL ASSAULT OF AN ANIMAL.

Establishes the crime of sexual assault of an animal. Provides that the sexual assault of an animal is a class C felony or a class B felony if the offense subjects a minor to sexual contact with an animal or is committed in the presence of a minor. (SD1)

 

AGR, JHA

 

 

 

 

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Rep. Mark J. Hashem

Chair