HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-EIGHTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2016

 

COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE

Rep. Clift Tsuji, Chair

Rep. Richard H.K. Onishi, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Tom Brower

Rep. Sam Satoru Kong

Rep. Romy M. Cachola

Rep. Takashi Ohno

Rep. Isaac W. Choy

Rep. James Kunane Tokioka

Rep. Lynn DeCoite

Rep. Justin H. Woodson

Rep. Ken Ito

Rep. Lauren Kealohilani Matsumoto

Rep. Derek S.K. Kawakami

Rep. Gene Ward

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Thursday, February 18, 2016

TIME:

9:00am

PLACE:

Conference Room 312

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 1869

Status

RELATING TO THE ROSE-RINGED PARAKEET.

Appropriates funds to the Department of Agriculture to assist and fund the National Wildlife Research Center to research the negative impacts of the rose-ringed parakeet on Kauai and develop and implement a control plan to reduce the negative impacts.

 

AGR, FIN

HB 2270

Status

RELATING TO INVASIVE SPECIES PROGRAM ADMINISTRATION.

Restructures the Hawaii Invasive Species Council as the Hawaii Invasive Species Authority, attached administratively to the Department of Agriculture, for the enhancement of the State's invasive species prevention, early detection, rapid response, control, enforcement, and outreach programs. Establishes the Hawaii Invasive Species Authority Special Fund and appropriates moneys to that fund to implement the Authority and relevant invasive species projects.

 

AGR, FIN

HB 2271

Status

RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.

Establishes a grant program within chapter 163D, Hawaii Revised Statutes.

 

AGR, FIN

HB 2274

Status

RELATING TO THE AGRICULTURAL LOAN REVOLVING FUND.

Appropriates $4,000,000 for the agricultural loan program to increase the State's food sustainability.

 

AGR, FIN

HB 2548

(HSCR264-16)

Status

RELATING TO THE ANAHOLA HAWAIIAN HOMES ASSOCIATION.

Appropriates funds for the planning, design, construction, and materials and equipment for the Anahola Hawaiian Homes Association.

 

OMH, AGR, FIN

HB 2595

Status

AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE AND APPROPRIATION OF GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS FOR AGRICULTURE DEVELOPMENT.

Authorizes general obligation bonds and appropriates funds for improvements to irrigation systems statewide.

 

AGR, FIN

HB 2596

Status

RELATING TO THE MACADAMIA FELTED COCCID.

Appropriates moneys to DOA to research and develop methods for the prevention and treatment of macadamia felted coccid.

 

AGR, FIN

HB 2718

Status

RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.

Establishes and appropriates funds for the Korean natural farming pilot program to combat various agricultural pests in Hawaii. Repeals on June 30,     .

 

AGR, FIN

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

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     The Committee(s) to which the comments are directed;

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Rep. Clift Tsuji

Chair