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HISB3030Intro
25%
Establishes the agricultural emergency loan revolving fund to be administered by the Department of Agriculture. Provides a separate source of funding for emergency agricultural loans. Makes an appropriation.
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2022-01-26
To Senate Agriculture and Environment Committee
HISB3033Intro
25%
Removes the statutory requirement to have representatives of the pineapple and sugar industries on the Advisory Committee on Pesticides and adds the statutory requirement to have representatives of the coffee and diversified agriculture industries on...
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2022-01-26
To Senate Agriculture and Environment Committee
HISB3029Intro
25%
Adds new sources of revenues generated by the State Veterinary Laboratory and Animal Disease Control Branch as sources for the Animal Industry Special Fund.
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2022-01-26
To Senate Agriculture and Environment Committee
HISB3031Intro
25%
Repeals the sunset date of Act 14, Session Laws of Hawaii 2020. Amends section 141-43, Hawaii Revised Statutes, to clarify that the Department of Agriculture shall adopt rules to effectuate the purpose of its authority under chapter 141, part III, Ha...
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2022-01-26
To Senate Agriculture and Environment Committee
HISB3014Intro
25%
Requires any person, before engaging in an activity with a high likelihood of resulting in an incidental take of a threatened or endangered species, to enter into a planning process with DLNR for the purpose of preparing and implementing a habitat co...
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2022-01-26
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HISB3056Intro
25%
Creates the environmental and economic development revolving loan fund under the administration of the Hawaii Green Infrastructure Authority. Allows property owners to finance qualified improvements through a non-ad valorem property assessment. Appro...
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2022-01-26
To Senate Agriculture and Environment Committee
HISB3032Intro
25%
Reinstates and extends through the 2032 tax year, the duty of the Department of Agriculture to certify the amount of the Important Agricultural Lands Qualified Agricultural Cost Tax Credit for each taxable year.
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2022-01-26
To Senate Agriculture and Environment Committee
HISB3115Intro
25%
Clarifies that federal municipal solid waste landfills are subject to Department of Health permitting.
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2022-01-26
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HISB3052Intro
25%
Repeals the provision for farm dwelling and farm employee housing on Important Agricultural Lands and adopts a new provision for farm cluster housing as an incentive for the designation of lands as Important Agricultural Lands pursuant to chapter 205...
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2022-01-26
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HISB2064Intro
25%
Requires the Board of Land and Natural Resources to identify all private and public lands suitable for the planting of koa trees. Authorizes the Administrator of Forestry and Wildlife to issue licenses to plant, care for, and harvest koa trees in cer...
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2022-01-25
[Hearing: Jan 28 @ 2:00 pm]
To Senate Agriculture and Environment Committee
HISB2065Intro
25%
Prohibits the possession or use of unmanned aerial vehicles in state waters for purposes of fishing.
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2022-01-25
[Hearing: Jan 28 @ 2:00 pm]
To Senate Agriculture and Environment Committee
HISB2062Intro
25%
Exempts the proposed drilling, construction, or use of a well on lands leased from the Department of Agriculture from the requirements of the environmental impact statements law, provided that the land is being used to support agriculture and food pr...
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2022-01-25
[Hearing: Jan 28 @ 2:00 pm]
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HISB2956Intro
25%
Establishes the Hawaii Farm to Food Bank Program and Hawaii Food Assistance Special Fund to alleviate food shortages in the State. Makes an appropriation.
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2022-01-24
To Senate Agriculture and Environment Committee
HISB2319Intro
25%
Requires the Department of Land and Natural Resources to establish a two-year pilot program to install sunscreen dispensers at Waikiki beach, Pupukea beach park, Wailea beach, and Honolua Bay beach to provide sunscreens without oxybenzone or octinoxa...
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2022-01-24
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HISB2538Intro
25%
Establishes a criminal statute for the criminal destruction of a tree on state or county property punishable as a misdemeanor.
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2022-01-24
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HISB2997Intro
25%
Requires deposit beverage distributors, glass container importers, and distributors or importers of beverage containers that sell, offer for sale, or distribute beverage containers in the State to meet minimum postconsumer recycled content requiremen...
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2022-01-24
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HISB2266Intro
25%
Establishes and appropriates funds for the P-20 Agriculture Education Coordinator position within the University of Hawaii at Manoa College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources. Specifies duties of the Coordinator and P-20 agriculture educatio...
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2022-01-24
To Senate Agriculture and Environment Committee
HISB3003Intro
25%
Enhances farmer equity by ensuring inclusion of socially disadvantaged farmers and ranchers in the development, implementation, and enforcement of food and agriculture laws, rule, policies, and programs. Requires an annual report to the legislature.
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2022-01-24
To Senate Agriculture and Environment Committee
HISB2848Intro
25%
Beginning January 1, 2023, allows a food vendor to provide or distribute disposable service ware for prepared food or for a beverage only upon the request or affirmative response of a customer or person being provided the prepared food or beverage, o...
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2022-01-24
To Senate Agriculture and Environment Committee
HISB2974Intro
25%
Updates the membership of the Advisory Committee on Pesticides to replace representatives from the sugar and pineapple industries with representatives of the coffee and diversified agriculture industries.
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2022-01-24
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HISB2837Intro
25%
Establishes a spay and neuter special fund and allows funds from an income tax check-off to be deposited into the special fund.
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2022-01-24
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HISB2353Intro
25%
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.
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2022-01-24
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HISB2357Intro
25%
Extends the authorization to issue special purpose revenue bonds to assist MauiGrown Coffee, Inc., with the operation and expansion of its farm and mill.
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2022-01-24
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HISB2972Intro
25%
Deposits revenue from the State Veterinary Laboratory and Animal Control Branch into the Animal Industry Special Fund and allows funds from the special fund to be expended to make laboratory improvements.
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2022-01-24
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HISB2554Intro
25%
Endorses the Global Commitment outlined by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation and United Nations Environment Programme and directs the Office of Planning and Sustainable Development to set targets and implement policies to achieve the goals of the Global...
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2022-01-24
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HISB2845Intro
25%
Amends definition of "renewable energy" to exclude trees, wood pellets, and other wood products made for burning.
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2022-01-24
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HISB2944Intro
25%
Prohibits the use of important agricultural lands and lands with class A productivity ratings for waste disposal.
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2022-01-24
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HISB2421Intro
25%
Amends the definition of "development" to create additional exceptions, including pedestrian or bicycle facilities, trash removal, invasive vegetation control, installation of fencing for invasive species control or native habitat preservation, remov...
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2022-01-24
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HISB2798Intro
25%
Authorizes the board to grant temporary courtesy and relief permits for out-of-state veterinarians. Permits licensed veterinarians to practice veterinarian telemedicine. Allows for international veterinary school graduates to qualify for the licensur...
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2022-01-24
To Senate Agriculture and Environment Committee
HISB2973Intro
25%
Extends regulatory authority of the Department of Agriculture over hemp production until June 30, 2024.
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2022-01-24
To Senate Agriculture and Environment Committee
HISB2943Intro
25%
Relating To The Division Of Conservation And Resources Enforcement. Short form bill.
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2022-01-24
To Senate Agriculture and Environment Committee
HISB2328Intro
25%
Requires the Office of Planning and Sustainable Development to conduct a study assessing the current plans and programs to achieve the Aloha+ Challenge natural resource management 2030 goals. Requires the Office of Planning and Sustainable Developmen...
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2022-01-24
To Senate Agriculture and Environment Committee
HISB3000Intro
25%
Beginning July 1, 2023, bans the manufacture, sale, distribution, and use of wraps and liners, plates, food boats, pizza boxes, and firefighting foams that contain perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS).
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2022-01-24
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HISB2908Intro
25%
Appropriates general revenues to expand state-run quarantine facilities under the jurisdiction of the department of agriculture's plant quarantine branch.
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2022-01-24
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HISB2998Intro
25%
Requires the department of health to implement the auditor's recommendations for the deposit beverage container program, including developing a risk-based selection process to select reports submitted by distributors and redemption centers for audit.
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2022-01-24
To Senate Agriculture and Environment Committee
HISB2990Intro
25%
Establishes a cover crop reimbursement pilot program to provide up to seventy-five per cent 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 sc...
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2022-01-24
To Senate Agriculture and Environment Committee
HISB2849Intro
25%
Prohibits the use of certain dangerous pesticides on state lands, except as needed to respond to emergencies.
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2022-01-24
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HISB2847Intro
25%
Prohibits lodging establishments from providing personal care products in small plastic bottles within sleeping room accommodations, any space within sleeping room accommodations, or bathrooms used by the public or guests. Creates fines and civil pen...
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2022-01-24
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HISB2975Intro
25%
Requires the department of agriculture to partner with a Hawaii entity to establish a pilot USDA Harmonized GAP food safety training and certification program to help small- and medium-sized farms obtain the United States Department of Agriculture's ...
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2022-01-24
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HISB2977Intro
25%
Requires farm owners 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-layi...
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2022-01-24
To Senate Agriculture and Environment Committee
HISB2993Intro
25%
Requires the Department of Land Natural Resources and Department of Agriculture to meet and identify the non-agricultural park lands that should be rezoned as those in the conservation district. Requires that agricultural lands under the jurisdiction...
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2022-01-24
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HISB2966Intro
25%
Expands the definition of power-generating facilities for purposes of environmental impact statements to include wood-burning facilities.
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2022-01-24
To Senate Agriculture and Environment Committee
HISB2285Intro
25%
Establishes the Shellfish Sanitation Act to be administered by the Department of Agriculture's Division of Animal Industry Aquaculture and Livestock Support Services Branch. Transfers certain positions, records, and equipment from the Department of H...
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2022-01-24
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HISB2949Intro
25%
Prohibits the sale and distribution of sunscreen products containing ingredients not generally recognized as safe and effective as defined by the Food and Drug Administration.
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2022-01-24
To Senate Agriculture and Environment Committee
HISB2628Intro
25%
Requires the disposition of any public lands under the jurisdiction of the Board of Agriculture or Department of Agriculture by public auction to be open to the public. Requires the Board of Agriculture or Department of Agriculture, as applicable, to...
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2022-01-24
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HISB2950Intro
25%
Imposes an inspection fee on certain imported agricultural products to be deposited into a special fund and expended by the Department of Agriculture.
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2022-01-24
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HISB3001Intro
25%
Beginning January 1, 2023, prohibits the sale, offer for sale, or distribution in the State of any sunscreen that contains active ingredients that are not generally recognized as safe and effective by the Food and Drug Administration, without a presc...
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2022-01-24
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HISB2985Intro
25%
Amends the requirements for applicants to lease public lands for farming by lowering the number of years an individual must earn income for farming and eliminating requirements for certain young farmers to have years of farming experience prior to ap...
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2022-01-24
To Senate Agriculture and Environment Committee
HISB2888Intro
25%
Establishes the Access to Local Food Act to allow cottage food operations to sell cottage food products, under certain conditions, upon receiving a permit from the Department of Health.
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2022-01-24
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HISB2948Intro
25%
Appropriates funds to the University of Hawaii to establish a foreign agriculture small equipment pilot program. Requires a report to the Legislature.
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2022-01-24
To Senate Agriculture and Environment Committee
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