Bills Pending Hawaii House Agriculture Committee

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HISB339Engross

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Clarifies that a taxpayer may claim the important agricultural land qualified agricultural cost tax credit no earlier than the third taxable year after application for first-year certification of the credit. Extends the time that the department of ag...
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2021-03-19
To House Agriculture Committee
HISB335Engross

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Requires the Hawaii department of agriculture and agribusiness development corporation to annually lease at least 50% of land leased or up for lease renewal to operations whose primary business is, or supports, local food production beginning 1/1/202...
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2021-03-19
To House Agriculture Committee
HIHCR98Intro

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Urging The State, City And County Of Honolulu, And Ewa Beach Community To Address The Issue Of Feral Cats In The Ewa Beach Area.
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2021-03-15
To House Agriculture Committee
HIHR82Intro

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Urging The State, City And County Of Honolulu, And Ewa Beach Community To Address The Issue Of Feral Cats In The Ewa Beach Area.
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2021-03-15
To House Agriculture Committee
HISB346Engross

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Requires farm owner or operators to confine egg-laying hens in accordance with the standards established in this measure. Effective 6/30/27 prohibits a business owner or operator from selling shell eggs or egg products that are produced by egg-laying...
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2021-03-12
To House Agriculture Committee
HISB1248Engross

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Authorizes the department of agriculture to plan, design, construct, operate, manage, maintain, repair, demolish, and remove infrastructure on any lands under the jurisdiction of the department, to support and promote agriculture. Establishes the agr...
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2021-03-11
To House Agriculture Committee
HISB337Engross

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Establishes a cover crop reimbursement pilot program to provide up to 75% cost reimbursement to farming operations in the State for acquiring cover crop seeds, green manure, or compost. Requires the convening of a review panel to screen and rate appl...
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2021-03-11
To House Agriculture Committee
HISB226Engross

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Allows the governor to negotiate land exchanges to acquire lands suitable for long-term diversified agricultural production in return for state lands to be developed for affordable, workforce, and other housing. Requires legislative approval for the ...
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2021-03-11
To House Agriculture Committee
HISB479Engross

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Requires the Department of Agriculture to collaborate with agricultural growers and researchers to develop and implement a program to safely distribute disease- and insect-free tropical plant materials to Hawaii farmers. Requires the Department of Ag...
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2021-03-11
To House Agriculture Committee
HISB341Engross

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Establishes an exclusion from the state income tax for an unspecified portion of a person's income derived from the business of taro cultivation or production of taro products. Provides that the exclusion shall not apply if the department of agricult...
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2021-03-11
To House Agriculture Committee
HISB1343Engross

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Removes acreage restrictions on leases of Hawaiian home lands for agricultural purposes. Provides that the availability of the foregoing leases shall be subject to the availability of suitable tracts of land. Specifies that the foregoing leases may b...
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2021-03-11
To House Agriculture Committee
HISB478Engross

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Creates an exclusion from income tax for the lesser of a percentage of gross annual income or an amount of gross annual income earned by a farmer from farming activities. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)
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2021-03-11
To House Agriculture Committee
HISB1251Engross

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Requires the Department of Education to meet the local farm to school meal goal of fifteen per cent of food served in public schools to be locally sourced by 2025 and thirty per cent by 2030. Requires the Department of Education to report to the Legi...
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2021-03-11
To House Agriculture Committee
HISB1287Engross

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Requires the department of education food services branch to coordinate with the principals and vice principals of department schools to determine which school meal program offered by the USDA is the best fit for the student body and campus of each s...
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2021-03-09
To House Agriculture Committee
HIHB830Intro

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Clarifies that a taxpayer can claim the credit in the third taxable year after they apply for the credit, rather than in any taxable year. Extends the time that the department of agriculture may certify the important agricultural land qualified agric...
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2021-02-12
To House Agriculture Committee
HIHB1206Intro

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Initiates reporting requirements and safeguards to prevent anti-competitive practices in the meat processing industry.
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2021-02-05
To House Agriculture Committee
HIHB409Intro

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Requires the Department of Health to contract with a nonprofit animal rescue group to oversee caretakers of feral cats and mongooses. Exempts registered caretakers of feral cats and mongooses from state laws and county ordinances relating to the feed...
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2021-02-03
To House Agriculture Committee
HIHB685Intro

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Authorizes the direct sale of raw milk and raw milk products to consumers, with certain restrictions. Specifies labeling requirements for raw milk and raw milk products.
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2021-02-03
To House Agriculture Committee
HIHB1242Intro

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Establishes the criminal offense of sexual assault of an animal. Provides for impoundment and forfeiture of a sexually assaulted animal.
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2021-02-01
To House Agriculture Committee
HIHB1241Intro

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Amends the important agricultural land qualified agricultural cost tax credit by repealing the cap amount of the tax credit. Extends by nine years the time period that the department of agriculture may certify important agricultural lands qualified a...
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2021-02-01
To House Agriculture Committee
HIHB1302Intro

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Updates the laws on agricultural cooperative associations and consumer cooperative associations including operations as resale agents and conversions.
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2021-02-01
To House Agriculture Committee
HIHB1364Intro

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Reduces from 500 feet to 100 feet the buffer zones for commercial hemp production and processing. Authorizes hemp to be grown at a residential property under the control of a person licensed under federal law to produce hemp. Repeals authorization fr...
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2021-02-01
To House Agriculture Committee
HIHB1087Intro

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Prohibits specified trolleys, trolleys with swivels, pulleys, cables, or running lines designed to attach a dog to two stationary objects in a configuration that endangers the dog, including by depriving the dog of sustenance. Prohibits tethering or ...
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2021-02-01
To House Agriculture Committee
HIHB1085Intro

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Establishes the crime of bestiality. Provides that the bestiality is a class C felony or a class B felony if the offense subjects a minor to sexual contact with an animal or is committed in the presence of a minor.
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2021-02-01
To House Agriculture Committee
HIHB1151Intro

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Requires the agribusiness development corporation to lease agricultural land under its control at the rate of $1 per year until use of the land has resulted in a profit, at which time an annual supplemental lease rent equivalent to an unspecified per...
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2021-02-01
To House Agriculture Committee
HIHB1247Intro

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Authorizes recreational athletic venues and cultural activities on existing golf courses within agricultural districts.
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2021-02-01
To House Agriculture Committee
HIHB1133Intro

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Establishes 2 new positions on the board of agriculture and specifies that 1 shall be a resident of the island of Molokai and 1 shall be a resident of the island of Lanai.
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2021-02-01
To House Agriculture Committee
HIHB1179Intro

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Establishes a pilot program within the Aina Mauna legacy program of the department of Hawaiian home lands to remove and harvest gorse from Mauna Kea and develop it as a marketable product to expand economic opportunities for native Hawaiians. Require...
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2021-02-01
To House Agriculture Committee
HIHB1343Intro

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Prohibits the construction of new farm dwellings on agricultural park lots. Prohibits residing within an unpermitted farm dwelling. Authorizes inspections.
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2021-02-01
To House Agriculture Committee
HIHB1155Intro

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Requires and appropriates funds to the department of agriculture to apply to register the term "Kona Coffee Blend" as a geographical indication or a similar intellectual property registration with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Establ...
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2021-02-01
To House Agriculture Committee
HIHB828Intro

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Increases the Board of Agriculture Chairperson's authority to approve agricultural loans and aquacultural loans not to exceed $50,000 of state funds, rather than $25,000.
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2021-01-29
To House Agriculture Committee
HIHB827Intro

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Requires the Department of Agriculture and Agribusiness Development Corporation to annually lease at least fifty per cent of land leased or up for lease renewal to operations whose primary business is local food production beginning 1/1/2022. Require...
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2021-01-29
To House Agriculture Committee
HIHB831Intro

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Increases administrative and criminal penalties for those who violate the Hawaii pesticides law.
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2021-01-29
To House Agriculture Committee
HIHB829Intro

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Requires the Department of Agriculture to establish a five-year food hub pilot program to increase access to local food. Provides for the award of grant funding to qualified applicants wishing to establish or expand a food hub. Requires reports to th...
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2021-01-29
To House Agriculture Committee
HIHB875Intro

Sine Die
Short form bill
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2021-01-29
To House Agriculture Committee
HIHB873Intro

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Amends section 141-14 to allow the industrial hemp special fund to be utilized for the department of agriculture's responsibilities regarding hemp.
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2021-01-29
To House Agriculture Committee
HIHB234Intro

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Short form bill relating to agriculture.
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2021-01-27
To House Agriculture Committee
HIHB412Intro

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Prohibits the importation of shark parts and products containing shark parts. Provides certain exemptions.
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2021-01-27
To House Agriculture Committee
HIHB122Intro

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Exempts certain applications from the automatic refusal provision that may be invoked by a majority of nearby voters or real estate owners; specifically, applications for a class 1 license on land designated as agricultural by state or county zoning ...
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2021-01-27
To House Agriculture Committee
HIHB484Intro

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Requires the Department of Agriculture to collaborate with agricultural growers and researchers to develop and implement a program to safely distribute disease- and insect-free tropical plant materials to Hawaii farmers. Appropriates funds.
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2021-01-27
To House Agriculture Committee
HIHB230Intro

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Short form bill relating to agriculture.
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2021-01-27
To House Agriculture Committee
HIHB322Intro

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Creates an income tax credit to incentivize the food manufacturing industry in the State. Applies to taxable years beginning after December 31, 2020.
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2021-01-27
To House Agriculture Committee
HIHB370Intro

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Creates an exclusion from income tax for the lesser of a percentage of gross annual income or an amount of gross annual income earned by a farmer from farming activities. Applies to taxable years beginning after 12/31/2020.
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2021-01-27
To House Agriculture Committee
HIHB764Intro

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Amends the definition of "farm dwelling" that applies to allowable uses in the agricultural district. Amends certain land subdivision and condominium property regime laws related to agricultural land, as recommended pursuant to Act 278, Session Laws ...
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2021-01-27
To House Agriculture Committee
HIHB232Intro

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Short form bill relating to agriculture.
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2021-01-27
To House Agriculture Committee
HIHB538Intro

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Requires farm owner or operators to confine egg-laying hens in accordance with the standards established in this measure. Effective 12/31/25, prohibits a business owner or operator from selling shell eggs or egg products that are produced by egg-layi...
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2021-01-27
To House Agriculture Committee
HIHB231Intro

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Short form bill relating to agriculture.
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2021-01-27
To House Agriculture Committee
HIHB235Intro

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Removes the $10 per visit per day cap on the dollar-for-dollar match received by Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program beneficiaries under the Hawaii Healthy Food Incentive Program, also known as the Double Up Food Bucks Program. Specifies that h...
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2021-01-27
To House Agriculture Committee
HIHB94Intro

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Establishes a task force to identify the top ten fruits or vegetables that are imported into the State but may be commercially grown in the State. Creates an income tax credit to incentivize the production of those fruits or vegetables to obviate the...
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2021-01-27
To House Agriculture Committee
HIHB694Intro

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Establishes an exemption from state income tax for the first $100,000 of income derived from taro, taro products, and land used to produce taro if the total amount of land used to cultivate taro in Hawaii does not exceed thirty thousand acres at any ...
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2021-01-27
To House Agriculture Committee
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