THE SENATE

THE TWENTY-EIGHTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2015

 

COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE

Senator Russell E. Ruderman, Chair

Senator Gil Riviere, Vice Chair

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

TIME:

3:35PM

PLACE:

Conference Room 414

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

SB 719

Status & Testimony

RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.

Requires DOA to establish an affordable farming land trust for the purpose of providing affordable long-term, renewable leases to farmers.

 

AGL, WAM

SB 594

Status & Testimony

RELATING TO COFFEE.

Requires a specific listing of the geographic origins of various Hawaii-grown coffees and the geographic or regional origins of the various coffees not grown in Hawaii that are included in a coffee blend to be listed on the front panel of a label.  Increases the minimum percentage requirement for coffee blends to use geographic origin in labeling or advertising to 80 per cent coffee by weight from that geographic origin.  Effective January 1, 2016.

 

AGL, CPN/WAM

 

 

 

 

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 Russell E. Ruderman

Chair