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:

Wednesday, March 17, 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 489

(SSCR621)

Status

RELATING TO AGRICULTURAL BUILDINGS.

Increases the maximum area for each agricultural shade cloth structure, cold frame, and greenhouse that could qualify the structure for an exemption from building permit and building code requirements.

 

AGR, CPC

SB 219, SD2

(SSCR731)

Status

RELATING TO CRIMES ON AGRICULTURAL LANDS.

Imposes extended terms of imprisonment for certain offenses against property rights negligently committed on agricultural lands. Effective 5/6/2137. (SD2)

 

AGR, JHA, FIN

SB 496, SD2

(SSCR878)

Status

RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.

Establishes a task force to identify the top 10 fruits and vegetables that are imported into the State but may be commercially grown in the State. Creates an income tax credit to incentivize the production of those fruits or vegetables to obviate the need to import them into the State. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

AGR, ECD, FIN

 

 

 

SB 1027, SD2

(SSCR896)

Status

RELATING TO HEMP.

Redesignates the industrial hemp special fund as the hemp special fund for the department of agriculture's duties regarding hemp. Makes an appropriation. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

AGR, FIN

SB 338, SD2

(SSCR875)

Status

RELATING TO A FOOD HUB PILOT PROGRAM.

Requires the department of agriculture to establish a 5-year food hub pilot program to increase access to local food. Provides for the award of grant funding to qualified applicants wishing to establish or expand a food hub. Authorizes the issuance of general obligation bonds for the Honalo Marshalling Yard. Requires reports to the legislature. Makes an appropriation. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

AGR, FIN

SB 345, SD2

(SSCR766)

Status

RELATING TO COSMETICS.

Bans the import for profit, sale, and offer for sale of any cosmetic in the State if the final product or any component of the final product was developed or manufactured using animal testing performed on or after 1/1/2022. Effective 5/6/2137. (SD2)

 

AGR, CPC

 

 

 

 

 

The following measure(s) were previously heard on March 12, 2021. No public testimony will be accepted.

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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Rep. Mark J. Hashem

Chair