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

 

 

AMENDED NOTICE OF HEARING

 

 

 

Friday, March 19, 2021

TIME:

10:00 am

PLACE:

VIA VIDEOCONFERENCE

Conference Room 325

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

 

 

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A M E N D E D A G E N D A

 

The following measure(s) has been ADDED to the agenda: SB186 HD1

 

 

SB 1026, SD2

(SSCR778)

Status

RELATING TO THE ANIMAL INDUSTRY SPECIAL FUND.

Adds new sources of revenue generated by the State Veterinary Laboratory and Animal Disease Control Branch that shall be deposited into the animal industry special fund. (SD2)

 

AGR, FIN

SB 1387, SD1

(SSCR592)

Status

RELATING TO MICROCHIP IDENTIFICATION.

Requires dog and cat owners to microchip their pets, if the pets are not licensed. Effective 5/6/2137. (SD1)

 

AGR, CPC

SB 339, SD2

(SSCR582)

Status

RELATING TO THE IMPORTANT AGRICULTURAL LAND QUALIFIED AGRICULTURAL COST TAX CREDIT.

Clarifies that a taxpayer may claim the important agricultural land qualified agricultural cost tax credit no earlier than the third taxable year after application for first-year certification of the credit. Extends the time that the department of agriculture may certify the important agricultural land qualified agricultural costs tax credit from 12/31/2021 to 12/31/2030. Applies to taxable years beginning after 12/31/2021. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

AGR, FIN

SB 186, HD1

(HSCR988)

Status

RELATING TO RESTRICTIONS ON AGRICULTURAL USES AND ACTIVITIES.

Disallows the enforcement of a re-recorded homeowners' association restriction if the restriction prohibits bona fide agricultural uses and activities on agricultural land. Effective 1/1/2050. (HD1)

 

WAL, AGR, CPC

SB 335, SD2

(SSCR950)

Status

RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.

Requires the Hawaii department of agriculture and agribusiness development corporation to annually lease at least 50% of land leased or up for lease renewal to operations whose primary business is, or supports, local food production beginning 1/1/2022. Requires the Hawaii department of agriculture and agribusiness development corporation to submit reports to the legislature on leasing activities. Requires the agribusiness development corporation and its board of directors to implement by 1/1/2023 the recommendations in the State Auditor's Report No. 21-01 and requires a progress report to the 2022 legislature and a final report by 12/31/2023. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

AGR, FIN

SB 1297, SD1

(SSCR916)

Status

RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS TO ASSIST MAUIGROWN COFFEE, INC.

Extends the authorization to issue special purpose revenue bonds to assist MauiGrown Coffee, Inc., with the operation and expansion of its farm and mill. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)

 

AGR, FIN

 

 

DECISION MAKING

 

The following measure(s) were previously heard on March 17, 2021. No public testimony will be accepted.

 

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

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

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FOR AMENDED NOTICES: Measures that have been deleted are stricken through and measures that have been added are bolded.

 

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Rep. Mark J. Hashem

Chair