HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-NINTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2017

 

COMMITTEE ON ENERGY & ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

Rep. Chris Lee, Chair

Rep. Nicole E. Lowen, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Ty J.K. Cullen

Rep. Calvin K.Y. Say

Rep. Cindy Evans

Rep. Ryan I. Yamane

Rep. Linda Ichiyama

Rep. Beth Fukumoto

Rep. Sam Satoru Kong

 

 

COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE

Rep. Richard P. Creagan, Chair

Rep. Lynn DeCoite, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Cedric Asuega Gates

Rep. Gregg Takayama

Rep. Kaniela Ing

Rep. Cynthia Thielen

Rep. Matthew S. LoPresti

 

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

TIME:

9:00am

PLACE:

Conference Room 325

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 790

Status

RELATING TO ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION.

Establishes disclosure and public notification requirements for outdoor application of pesticides in various sensitive areas or by large-scale, outdoor commercial agricultural operations.

 

EEP/AGR, FIN

HB 481

Status

RELATING TO INVASIVE SPECIES.

Requires the Department of Agriculture to establish a pilot pesticide treatment coupon project and a little fire ant site map for the county of Hawaii.  Requires report to the Legislature on project implementation.  Appropriates funds.

 

EEP/AGR, FIN

HB 1247

Status

RELATING TO RAPID OHIA DEATH.

Appropriates funds for research on prevention and mitigation of Rapid Ohia Death.

 

EEP/AGR, FIN

HB 1578

Status

RELATING TO CLIMATE CHANGE.

Establishes the carbon farming task force to identify agricultural practices to improve soil health and promote carbon sequestration in the State's agricultural and aquacultural sectors.  Appropriates funds.

 

EEP/AGR, FIN

HB 788

Status

RELATING TO SOLAR ENERGY FACILITIES.

Requires that solar energy facilities in residential housing areas in agricultural districts must meet certain conditions.

 

EEP/AGR, FIN

 

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

Persons wishing to offer comments should submit testimony at least 24 hours prior to the hearing.  Testimony should indicate:

·     Testifier's name with position/title and organization;

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

·     The date and time of the hearing; and

·     Measure number.

 

While every effort will be made to incorporate all testimony received, materials received on the day of the hearing or improperly identified or directed, may be distributed to the Committee after the hearing.

 

Submit testimony in ONE of the following ways:

PAPER:  3 copies (including an original) to Room 425 in the State Capitol;

FAX:       For testimony less than 5 pages in length, transmit to 808-586-8404 (Oahu) or 1-800-535-3859 (for Neighbor Islander without a computer to submit testimony through the website); or

WEB:     For testimony less than 10MB in size, transmit from http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/submittestimony.aspx.

 

Testimony submitted will be placed on the legislative website.  This public posting of testimony on the website should be considered when including personal information in your testimony.

 

If you require special assistance or auxiliary aids and/or services to participate in the House public hearing process (i.e., sign or foreign language interpreter or wheelchair accessibility), please contact the Committee Clerk at 586-9450  or email your request for an interpreter to [email protected] at least 24 hours prior to the hearing for arrangements.  Prompt requests submitted help to ensure the availability of qualified individuals and appropriate accommodations.

 

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Rep. Chris Lee

Chair

 

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Rep. Richard P. Creagan

Chair