HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-EIGHTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2015

 

COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE

Rep. Clift Tsuji, Chair

Rep. Richard H.K. Onishi, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Tom Brower

Rep. Takashi Ohno

Rep. Romy M. Cachola

Rep. James Kunane Tokioka

Rep. Isaac W. Choy

Rep. Justin H. Woodson

Rep. Ken Ito

Rep. Lauren Kealohilani Matsumoto

Rep. Derek S.K. Kawakami

Rep. Gene Ward

Rep. Sam Satoru Kong

 

 

COMMITTEE ON ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT & BUSINESS

Rep. Derek S.K. Kawakami, Chair

Rep. Sam Satoru Kong, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Tom Brower

Rep. James Kunane Tokioka

Rep. Romy M. Cachola

Rep. Clift Tsuji

Rep. Isaac W. Choy

Rep. Justin H. Woodson

Rep. Ken Ito

Rep. Lauren Kealohilani Matsumoto

Rep. Takashi Ohno

Rep. Gene Ward

Rep. Richard H.K. Onishi

 

 

 

AMENDED NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Thursday, February 12, 2015

TIME:

8:30 a.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 312

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A M E N D E D A G E N D A

HB1225 is removed from this agenda as the same measure appears on a Tuesday, February 10, 2015 agenda.

 

 

HB 501

Status

RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.

Directs public utilities to establish discounted utility rates for agricultural activities.

 

AGR, CPC

HB 824

Status

RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.

Authorizes the Hawaii green infrastructure authority to reserve a portion of the Hawaii green infrastructure fund to be used exclusively for the issuance of bonds to qualified agricultural enterprises.

 

AGR, FIN

HB 503

Status

RELATING TO DROUGHT MITIGATION.

Appropriates $4,000,000 for county drought mitigation projects and measures.

 

AGR, FIN

HB 505

Status

RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.

Establishes an agricultural development and food security program.  Establishes state planning objectives to increase demand and access to locally grown foods. Makes appropriations.

 

AGR, FIN

HB 507

Status

RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.

Appropriates moneys to the department of agriculture, in cooperation with UH, to research and develop methods for the prevention and treatment of macadamia felted coccid.

 

AGR, FIN

HB 508

Status

RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.

Establishes within the Livestock Revitalization Program a grant program for qualified feed developers.

 

AGR, FIN

HB 573

Status

RELATING TO HAWAII GOOD AGRICULTURAL PRACTICES.

Establishes the Hawaii good agricultural practices program to develop and support good agricultural practices for Hawaii farms growing agricultural food products.

 

AGR, FIN

HB 871

Status

RELATING TO BIOSECURITY.

Establishes requirements for access and distribution of DOA's Plant Quarantine Branch information. Requires DOA to establish or participate in private-public partnerships to enhance the biosecurity program and quarantine inspection process. Appropriates funds for specified projects.

 

AGR, FIN

HB 1050

Status

RELATING TO INTERISLAND MOVEMENT OF INVASIVE SPECIES.

Mandates the Department of Agriculture and the Hawaii Invasive Species Council to perform specified tasks to address the interisland spread of invasive species. Requires annual reports. Appropriations.

 

AGR, FIN

HB 1080

Status

RELATING TO URBAN WATER CONSERVATION.

Establishes a four-year pilot program requiring DAGS to implement irrigation water conservation best management practices, as established by the Landscape Industry Council of Hawaii and report to the Legislature.  Makes an appropriation.

 

AGR, FIN

HB 1332

Status

RELATING TO IRRIGATION.

Appropriates moneys for maintenance and improvements to the Peekauai ditch irrigation system.

 

AGR, FIN

HB 1225

Status

RELATING TO AGRICULTURAL FACILITIES.

Authorizes and appropriates funds for DBEDT, in collaboration with DOA, to perform studies and analysis relating to establishing facilities on the island of Hawaii for quarantine inspection and treatment and handling of incoming and outgoing agricultural commodities.

 

AGR/EDB, FIN

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

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Rep. Derek S.K. Kawakami

Chair

 

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Rep. Clift Tsuji

Chair