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. Sam Satoru Kong

Rep. Romy M. Cachola

Rep. Takashi Ohno

Rep. Isaac W. Choy

Rep. James Kunane Tokioka

Rep. Lynn DeCoite

Rep. Justin H. Woodson

Rep. Ken Ito

Rep. Lauren Kealohilani Matsumoto

Rep. Derek S.K. Kawakami

Rep. Gene Ward

 

COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION

Rep. Henry J.C. Aquino, Chair

Rep. Matthew S. LoPresti, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Sharon E. Har

Rep. Joy A. San Buenaventura

Rep. Linda Ichiyama

Rep. Gregg Takayama

Rep. Aaron Ling Johanson

Rep. Roy M. Takumi

Rep. Jarrett Keohokalole

Rep. Kyle T. Yamashita

Rep. Mark M. Nakashima

Rep. Andria P.L. Tupola

 

NOTICE OF INFORMATIONAL BRIEFING

 

DATE:

Thursday, April 09, 2015

TIME:

9:00 a.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 309

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

The purpose of this informational briefing is to discuss trade and biosecurity in the Pacific, specifically the potential impacts of the TransPacific Partnership, the proposed rule on the importation of Taiwan orchids, the effectiveness of the departments of agriculture and transportation biosecurity systems in addressing invasive species coming through the airports and seaports pathway, and to consider what agency should administer the Plant Quarantine Branch and its biosecurity program.

 

Invitees to participate or to provide comments include, but are not limited to:

TransPacific Partnership

Taiwan Orchids

Regional Biosecurity Plan for Micronesia and Hawaii

Hawaii State Department of Agriculture

Hawaii State Department of Transportation

 

No public testimony will be accepted.

 

If you require special assistance or auxiliary aids and/or services to participate in the House public hearing process (i.e., sign or foreign language interpreter or wheelchair accessibility), please contact the Committee Clerk at 586-8480 or email your request for an interpreter to HouseInterpreter@Capitol.hawaii.gov at least 24 hours prior to the hearing for arrangements.  Prompt requests submitted help to ensure the availability of qualified individuals and appropriate accommodations.

 

For further information, please call the Committee Clerk at 586-8480.

 

Selected meetings are broadcast live.  Check the current legislative broadcast schedule on the "Capitol TV" website at www.capitoltv.org or call 536-2100.

 

 

 

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Rep. Henry J.C. Aquino

Chair

 

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Rep. Clift Tsuji

Chair