THE SENATE

KA AHA KENEKOA

 

THE THIRTY-SECOND LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2024

 

COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE AND ENVIRONMENT

Senator Mike Gabbard, Chair

Senator Herbert M. "Tim" Richards, III, Vice Chair

 

COMMITTEE ON ENERGY, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, AND TOURISM

Senator Lynn DeCoite, Chair

Senator Glenn Wakai, Vice Chair

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

 

DATE:

Wednesday, February 14, 2024

TIME:

1:46 PM

PLACE:

Conference Room 224 & Videoconference

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

TIMESLOT:

 

 

 

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The Legislature is accepting written, videoconference, and in-person testimony at public hearings.

A live stream of all Senate Standing Committee meetings will be available on the Senate YouTube Channel.

 

 

A G E N D A

 

SB 2936

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.

Appropriates moneys to the Department of Agriculture for the planning and construction of a new inspection, quarantine, and incineration facility on the island of Maui.  Declares that the appropriation exceeds the state general fund expenditure ceiling for 2024-2025.

 

AEN/EET, WAM

SB 2574

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO RENEWABLE FUEL.

Establishes a tax credit for the import of renewable fuel.  Updates the renewable fuels production tax credit.

 

AEN/EET, WAM

SB 2364

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.

Establishes a Plant-Based Building Materials Working Group to report on how best to grow plants and develop plant-based building materials in Hawaii and provide economic development and green jobs while sequestering greenhouse gases to help achieve the State's climate target.

 

AEN/EET, WAM

SB 2428

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.

Establishes the Hawaii Agricultural Investment Program within the Agribusiness Development Corporation to support local agricultural producers.  Requires annual reports.  Declares that the general fund expenditure ceiling is exceeded.  Appropriates funds for program and positions.

 

AEN/EET, WAM

SB 2079

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO THE IMPORTATION OF PLANTS AND ANIMALS.

Allows the State of Hawaii Plant and Animal Declaration Form to be distributed, completed, and transmitted electronically.

 

AEN/EET, WAM

 

 

 

 

Decision Making to follow, if time permits.

 

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Please go to the Legislature's website, www.capitol.hawaii.gov, to submit written testimony at least 24 hours prior to the hearing. Create a free account on the website, or sign in to an existing account, then click on the "Participate" drop down menu and select the "Submit Testimony" option to get started. While submitting your written testimony, you will be prompted to indicate if you would also like to testify at the hearing in-person or remotely via videoconference.

 

Please note the following:

 

·         The number of oral testifiers and/or time allotted to each testifier may be limited by the Chair when necessary to adhere to the committee hearing schedule. We may not be able to accommodate everyone who requests to testify orally.

·         Testifiers for this hearing will be limited to 2 minutes each.

 

If you wish to testify via videoconference during the hearing, please review the detailed step-by-step instructions for testimony procedures before you submit your written testimony. Here's a direct link to the instructions: https://capitol.hawaii.gov/docs/testimonyinstructions.pdf

 

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For amended notices: Measures that have been deleted are stricken through and measures that have been added are underscored.  If a measure is both underscored and stricken through, that measure has been deleted from the agenda.

 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CALL THE COMMITTEE CLERK AT (808) 586-6830.

 

 

 

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Senator Lynn DeCoite

Chair

 

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Senator Mike Gabbard

Chair