HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE THIRTY-FIRST LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2022

 

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, February 2, 2022

TIME:

10:00 a.m.

PLACE:

VIA VIDEOCONFERENCE

Conference Room 325

State Capitol

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A G E N D A

 

HB 1726

Status

RELATING TO AGRICULTURAL BUILDINGS.

Amends definitions relating to exemptions from building permits and building codes for agricultural building and structures. Requires certain agricultural buildings or structures exempt from building permits and building codes to be consistent with an approved agricultural farm plan for the property and to be made available by the owner or occupant for inspection by a county building official at any time. Prohibits certain agricultural buildings or structures from containing identified features.

 

AGR, WAL, CPC

HB 1717

Status

RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.

Appropriates funds to the University of Hawaii to establish a foreign agriculture small equipment pilot program. Requires a report to the Legislature.

 

AGR, HET, FIN

HB 1711

Status

RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII.

Appropriates funds to the University of Hawaii to support three additional positions at the College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources Kauai Research and Extension Station.

 

AGR, HET, FIN

HB 1844

Status

RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII.

Appropriates funds to the University of Hawaii for the College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources to establish one full-time agriculture education coordinator position.

 

AGR, HET, FIN

HB 1517

Status

RELATING TO COFFEE.

Requires coffee blend labels to disclose geographic and regional origins and per cent by weight of the blended coffees. Prohibits using geographic origins of coffee in labeling or advertising for roasted or instant coffee that contains less than a certain percentage of coffee by weight from that geographic origin, phased in to a minimum of 51% after 7/1/2024. Prohibits use of the term "All Hawaiian" in labeling or advertising for roasted or instant coffee not produced entirely from green coffee beans grown and processed in Hawaii. Appropriates moneys for the pesticide subsidy program.

 

AGR, CPC, FIN

HB 1155

Status

RELATING TO COFFEE.

Requires and appropriates funds to the department of agriculture to apply to register the term "Kona Coffee Blend" as a geographical indication or a similar intellectual property registration with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Establishes a surcharge on the sale of certain coffee commodifies to reimburse the general funds appropriated. Requires a roasted coffee or instant coffee to contain at least fifteen per cent coffee by weight from a geographic origin to use that geographic origin in labeling or advertising.

 

AGR, ECD, FIN

HB 1864

Status

RELATING TO SCHOOL FOOD PROGRAMS.

Appropriates funds for school cafeteria upgrades and cafeteria staff training to improve the ability of the department of education's school food programs to serve students fresh, locally grown foods.

 

AGR, EDN, FIN

HB 1705

Status

RELATING TO AGRICULTURAL PARK LEASES.

Allows the department of agriculture to extend the lease of any lessee who holds a lease with a remaining term of fifteen years or less; provided that the land covered by the lease is twenty-five acres or less and located in a county with a population of less than five hundred thousand.

 

AGR, CPC, FIN

 

 

 

 

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Rep. Mark J. Hashem

Chair