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Hawaii Legislature: Committee on Agriculture and Environment: Legalizing Hemp

THE SENATE

THE THIRTIETH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2019

 

COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE AND ENVIRONMENT

Senator Mike Gabbard, Chair

Senator Russell E. Ruderman, Vice Chair

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

 

DATE:

Monday, February 4, 2019

TIME:

1:20 p.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 224

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

SB 1306

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO AGRIBUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION.

Appropriates funds to the agribusiness development corporation to acquire parcels of land.

 

AEN, WAM

SB 1324

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO THE AGRIBUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION.

Authorizes the issuance of general obligation bonds and appropriates funds for capital improvement projects for the Christian Crossing Bridge.

 

AEN, WAM

SB 1335

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO HEMP.

Legalizes hemp to the extent legalized under federal law.  Requires the Chairperson of the Board of Agriculture to prepare and submit a proposed state plan to monitor and regulate hemp production, including commercial production and research, to the federal Secretary of Agriculture pursuant to section 297B of the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946, as amended.  Requires reports to the Governor and Legislature.

 

AEN, JDC/WAM

SB 1351

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO HEMP.

Authorizes the department of agriculture to allow temporary inspectors to perform industrial hemp inspections and to deposit fees from inspections by temporary inspectors into the certification services revolving fund.  Authorizes the department of agriculture to adopt an alternative method of sampling industrial hemp plants.

 

AEN, WAM

SB 1359

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO THE AGRIBUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION.

Requires the Department of Agriculture to conduct a management and financial audit of the Agribusiness Development Corporation.  Appropriates funds.

 

AEN, WAM

SB 1429

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO PET BOARDING FACILITIES.

Regulates the operation of pet boarding facilities within the State.

 

AEN, CPH/JDC

SB 1527

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO THE ENVIRONMENT.

Bans the sale of beverage containers connected to each other with plastic connecting devices.  Establishes fines.  Takes effect 1/1/2023.

 

AEN, CPH/JDC

SB 1544

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.

Establishes a Farmer Apprentice Mentoring Program to teach and train farmers to utilize a whole farm system approach to agriculture.  Makes an appropriation to the Department of Agriculture to provide mentoring on a whole farm system approach to agriculture.

 

AEN, WAM

SB 1545

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO AN APPROPRIATION FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A BIOFUEL AND ANIMAL FEED FACILITY.

Authorizes issuance of general obligation bonds and appropriates funds for plans, design, construction, and equipment for a biofuel and animal feed facility in Keaau in the County of Hawaii.