THE SENATE

THE TWENTY-EIGHTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2015

 

COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE

Senator Russell E. Ruderman, Chair

Senator Gil Riviere, Vice Chair

 

COMMITTEE ON WATER AND LAND

Senator Laura H. Thielen, Chair

Senator Brickwood Galuteria, Vice Chair

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

 

DATE:

Monday, February 02, 2015

TIME:

2:50PM

PLACE:

Conference Room 224

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

SB 510

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO AGRICULTURAL LANDS MANAGED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND THE AGRIBUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION.

Requires that lands managed by the department of agriculture and the agribusiness development corporation are disposed of in a variety of sizes and to diversified tenants to support a diversified agricultural economy.  Requires the department of agriculture and the agribusiness development corporation to:  (1) consider the diversity of their leased or transferred lands when approving leases or transfers; and (2) submit annual reports regarding land dispositions to the legislature and to post a copy of the reports on the Internet.

 

AGL/WTL, WAM

SB 512

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.

Appropriates funds to develop and operate the Hawaii one program to provide conservation plans online.

 

AGL/WTL, WAM

SB 593

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.

Requires the agribusiness development corporation to make increasing agriculture and local food production its primary mission, establish a sustainable agriculture and local food production plan, submit annual reports to the legislature, and lease 50 percent of its land to operations that support increasing agriculture and local food production within the next ten years.

 

AGL/WTL, WAM

SB 1162

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.

Prohibits any subdivision, including by condominium property regime, of parcels of agricultural lands one hundred acres or greater in size if at least 50 per cent of the parcel has soil classified by the land study bureau's detailed land classification as overall (master) productivity rating class A or B.

 

AGL/WTL, CPN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Decision Making to follow, if time permits.

 

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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.

 

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Senator Laura H. Thielen

Chair

 

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Senator Russell E. Ruderman

Chair