THE SENATE

THE TWENTY-EIGHTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2015

 

COMMITTEE ON HEALTH

Senator Josh Green, Chair

Senator Glenn Wakai, Vice Chair

 

COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE

Senator Russell E. Ruderman, Chair

Senator Gil Riviere, Vice Chair

 

AMENDED NOTICE OF HEARING

 

 

DATE:

Thursday, February 12, 2015

TIME:

3:40PM

PLACE:

Conference Room 414

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A M E N D E D  A G E N D A

 

 

 

SB 692

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO PESTICIDES.

Removes the warning notice for first violations of chapter 149A, Hawaii Revised Statutes, the Hawaii pesticides law.  Makes it a class C felony for any person who causes physical harm to another person through the negligent application of a pesticide.

 

HTH/AGL, JDL

SB 379

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO FOOD.

Expands and creates new categories for homemade food processing for sale to the public.  Takes effect on 1/1/2016.

 

HTH/AGL, CPN

SB 592

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.

Requires farmers market vendors that direct-market potentially hazardous value added products to obtain a permit from the department of health.  Exempts non-potentially hazardous value added products from department of health permitting or inspection.  Establishes labeling requirements for value added products sold at farmers markets.

 

HTH/AGL, CPN/WAM

 

 

 

SB 588

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.

Permits the acquisition of raw milk and raw milk products by consumers if certain conditions are met.  Requires farms and dairies that produce raw milk or raw milk products to register with the department of health.  Permits farms and dairies to set up a location near an improved road to distribute their products to consumers.  Prohibits the sale and redistribution of raw milk and raw milk products.

 

AGL/HTH, CPN

[Measure was added on 02-06-15]

SB 381

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.

Permits the acquisition of raw milk and raw milk products by owners of cows, goats, and sheep and cow, goat, and sheep shares if certain conditions are met.  Requires farms and dairies that produce raw milk or raw milk products to register with the department of health.  Permits farms and dairies to set up a location near an improved road to distribute their products to owners of cow, sheep, or goat shares.  Prohibits the sale and redistribution of raw milk and raw milk products.

 

AGL/HTH, CPN

[Measure was added on 02-06-15]

 

 

 

 

Decision Making to follow, if time permits.

 

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Testimony may be submitted up to 24 hours prior to the start of the hearing.

 

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

 

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Senator Josh Green

Chair