THE SENATE

THE TWENTY-EIGHTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2015

 

COMMITTEE ON ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT

Senator Mike Gabbard, Chair

Senator Josh Green, Vice Chair

 

COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE

Senator Russell E. Ruderman, Chair

Senator Gil Riviere, Vice Chair

 

COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION

Senator Clarence K. Nishihara, Chair

Senator Breene Harimoto, Vice Chair

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

 

DATE:

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

TIME:

3:15 p.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 225

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

SB 1059

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO INVASIVE SPECIES.

Reduces the movement of invasive pests between islands by:  Authorizing inspection and treatment of Regulated goods moving between islands and intraisland, prohibiting transportation of infested material between islands and intraisland, authorizing the department to designate quarantine areas, as needed, to isolate infested areas, and authorizing a compliance agreement program to insure that qualifying agricultural businesses in quarantine areas can transport their commodities with minimal risk of pest or disease spread.

 

ENE/AGL/TRA, JDL/WAM

SB 1062

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO THE BIOSECURITY PROGRAM.

Improve the effectiveness of Hawaii biosecurity program by establishing the program as a function of the whole Department of Agriculture.  The improvement of Hawaii biosecurity goes beyond the confines of the plant quarantine branch and often also includes other groups both inside and outside of state government.

 

AGL/ENE/TRA, WAM

 

 

 

 

Decision Making to follow, if time permits.

 

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Senator Russell E. Ruderman

Chair

 

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Senator Mike Gabbard

Chair

 

 

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Senator Clarence K. Nishihara

Chair