HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

H.B. NO.

1988

TWENTY-SEVENTH LEGISLATURE, 2014

 

STATE OF HAWAII

 

 

 

 

 

 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

relating to agriculture.

 

 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:

 


SECTION 1. Chapter 141, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by adding a new section to be appropriately designated and to read as follows:

"141-    Hawaii farm to school program; farm to school coordinator. (a) There is established within the department of agriculture a Hawaii farm to school program. The purpose of the farm to school program shall be to improve access to nutritious foods in public educational institutions and develop the agricultural workforce for the benefit of local farmers and consumers by:

(1) Increasing the purchase of foods grown in Hawaii by state agencies, including schools; and

(2) Coordinating agricultural education in schools throughout the State from preschool through high school and at the university level.

(b) The Hawaii farm to school program shall be headed by a

farm to school coordinator."

SECTION 2. There is appropriated out of the general revenues of the State of Hawaii the sum of $         or so much thereof as may be necessary for fiscal year 2014-2015 for the establishment of a full-time equivalent (1.0 FTE) farm to school coordinator position for the Hawaii farm to school program in the department of agriculture.

The sum appropriated shall be expended by the department of agriculture for the purposes of this Act.

SECTION 3. New statutory material is underscored.

SECTION 4. This Act shall take effect on July 1, 2014.

 

INTRODUCED BY:

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Report Title:

Hawaii Farm to School Program; Farm to School Coordinator; Appropriation

 

Description:

Establishes the Hawaii Farm to School Program and Farm to School Coordinator position. Appropriation. Effective July 1, 2014.

 

 

 

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