Hawaii Senator Mike Gabbard [D]

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HISB2404Intro
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Repeals the requirement that a standard proxy form authorized by the unit owners' association shall contain a box wherein an owner may indicate that the proxy is given to the board as a whole and that the vote is to be made on the basis of the prefer...
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2024-02-29
Reported from CPN (Stand. Com. Rep. No. 2749) with recommendation of passage on Second Reading, as amended (SD 1) and placement on the calendar for Third Reading.
HISB2362Intro
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Appropriates funds for statewide research into ornamental ginger pathogens, prevention of the spread of ornamental ginger pathogens, production and distribution of pathogen-free ornamental ginger plants, and outreach to ornamental producers.
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2024-02-23
The committee(s) on WAM recommend(s) that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes in WAM were as follows: 11 Aye(s): Senator(s) Dela Cruz, Moriwaki, Aquino, Hashimoto, Kanuha, Kidani, Kim, Lee, Shimabukuro, Wakai, Fevella; Aye(s) with reservations: none ; 0 No(es): none; and 2 Excused: Senator(s) DeCoite, Inouye.
HISB2413Intro
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Requires the Board of Agriculture to submit a report on the percentage of agricultural lands that are suitable for farming and actively farmed and certain dollar amounts relating to lease transfers between lessees. (SD1)
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2024-02-23
The committee(s) on WAM recommend(s) that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes in WAM were as follows: 11 Aye(s): Senator(s) Dela Cruz, Moriwaki, Aquino, Hashimoto, Kanuha, Kidani, Kim, Lee, Shimabukuro, Wakai, Fevella; Aye(s) with reservations: none ; 0 No(es): none; and 2 Excused: Senator(s) DeCoite, Inouye.
HISB2419Intro
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Appropriates funds for the biosecurity program of the Department of Agriculture to develop and implement projects for clean plant material, agricultural treatments, diagnostics, and pest management.
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2024-02-23
The committee(s) on WAM recommend(s) that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes in WAM were as follows: 11 Aye(s): Senator(s) Dela Cruz, Moriwaki, Aquino, Hashimoto, Kanuha, Kidani, Kim, Lee, Shimabukuro, Wakai, Fevella; Aye(s) with reservations: none ; 0 No(es): none; and 2 Excused: Senator(s) DeCoite, Inouye.
HISB2500Intro
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Establishes a food and product innovation network within the Agribusiness Development Corporation. Declares that the general fund expenditure is exceeded. Makes an appropriation for food and product innovation facilities on the islands of Molokai, Oa...
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2024-02-23
The committee(s) on WAM recommend(s) that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes in WAM were as follows: 11 Aye(s): Senator(s) Dela Cruz, Moriwaki, Aquino, Hashimoto, Kanuha, Kidani, Kim, Lee, Shimabukuro, Wakai, Fevella; Aye(s) with reservations: none ; 0 No(es): none; and 2 Excused: Senator(s) DeCoite, Inouye.
HISB3011Intro
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Makes it unlawful for any non-government entity or agent thereof to operate a weed whacker in or within one hundred feet of a residential zone, except between 8:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. on most days. Defines weed whacker. Takes effect 12/31/2050. (SD1)
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2024-02-23
[Hearing: Feb 29 @ 10:00 am]

The committee(s) on JDC will hold a public decision making on 02-29-24 10:00AM; Conference Room 016 & Videoconference.
HISB3303Intro
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Clarifies labeling requirements for macadamia nuts. Requires country of origin to be included on the label of a consumer package of raw or processed macadamia nuts. Allows a private right of action for violations. (SD1)
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2024-02-23
The committee(s) on JDC recommend(s) that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes in JDC were as follows: 3 Aye(s): Senator(s) Rhoads, Gabbard; Aye(s) with reservations: Senator(s) Elefante ; 0 No(es): none; and 2 Excused: Senator(s) San Buenaventura, Awa.
HISB2943Intro
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Establishes a working group within the Department of Transportation to address the workforce shortage of CDL drivers in the State. Requires a report to the Legislature. (SD1)
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2024-02-22
The committee(s) on WAM recommend(s) that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes in WAM were as follows: 13 Aye(s): Senator(s) Dela Cruz, Moriwaki, Aquino, DeCoite, Hashimoto, Inouye, Kanuha, Kidani, Kim, Lee, Shimabukuro, Wakai, Fevella; Aye(s) with reservations: none ; 0 No(es): none; and 0 Excused: none.
HISB2684Intro
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Creates penalties relating to the fighting of birds.
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2024-02-21
To Senate Judiciary Committee
HISB3211Intro
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Requires landlords to change or rekey all locks to a residential property before the tenant's date of initial occupancy for any lease period of six months or longer. Provides a grace period of thirty days after the tenant's date of initial occupancy.
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2024-02-20
The committee on CPN deferred the measure.
HISB3320Intro
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Prohibits any articles of incorporation, declaration, bylaws, administrative rules, house rules, or association documents of a condominium property regime, planned community association, or homeowners' association from prohibiting or restricting the ...
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2024-02-20
To Senate Commerce and Consumer Protection Committee
HISB513Intro
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Specifies certain findings the Board of Land and Natural Resources must make for a lease of a government-owned Hawaiian fishpond. Takes effect 7/1/2050. (SD1)
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2024-02-16
To Senate Ways and Means Committee
HISB2116Intro
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Requires boards to hold hybrid meetings that that allow for participation both in-person and remotely by interactive conference technology. Requires boards to archive minutes and video of meetings on their websites. Takes effect 1/1/2112. (SD1)
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2024-02-16
To Senate Judiciary Committee
HISB2101Intro
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Requires waste combustion facility owners to implement continuous monitoring and sampling technologies for the purposes of collecting data regarding emissions. Establishes a publicly available website hosted by the Department of Health that will trac...
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2024-02-16
To Senate Ways and Means Committee
HISB2050Intro
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Requires the Department of Land and Natural Resources to establish and conduct the Marine Life Conservation District Carrying Capacity Program. Requires the Department of Land and Natural Resources to submit reports to the Legislature and adopt admin...
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2024-02-16
To Senate Ways and Means Committee
HISB2364Intro
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Establishes a Plant-Based Building Materials Working Group to report on how best to grow plants and develop plant-based building materials in Hawaii and provide economic development and green jobs while sequestering greenhouse gases to help achieve t...
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2024-02-16
To Senate Ways and Means Committee
HISB2369Intro
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Establishes a working group to investigate the existence and environmental dangers of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances and related chemicals. Requires reports to the Legislature. (SD1)
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2024-02-16
To Senate Commerce and Consumer Protection Committee
HISB2360Intro
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Requires the Department of Health to submit a report to the Legislature on the cesspool Compliance Pilot Grant Project prior to the Regular Session of 2025. Establishes three full-time equivalent (3.0 FTE) positions to implement the Cesspool Complian...
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2024-02-16
To Senate Ways and Means Committee
HISB2366Intro
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Classifies neonicotinoid pesticides as restricted use pesticides and establishes a list of chemicals that belong to the neonicotinoid class of chemicals.
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2024-02-16
To Senate Commerce and Consumer Protection Committee
HISB2306Intro
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No later than January 1, 2025, requires the Department of Accounting and General Services to install and maintain automated external defibrillators in all state buildings. Requires the Department of Accounting and General Services to provide training...
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2024-02-16
To Senate Judiciary Committee
HISB2368Intro
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Requires the Department of Health to conduct a statewide needs assessment to inform the future establishment of an extended producer responsibility program for packaging waste. Declares that the general fund expenditure ceiling is exceeded. Makes an ...
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2024-02-16
To Senate Ways and Means Committee
HISB2373Intro
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Authorizes the director of finance to issue general obligation bonds to finance capital improvements to various irrigation systems.
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2024-02-16
To Senate Ways and Means Committee
HISB2405Intro
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Allows an election candidate, treasurer, or candidate committee to use campaign funds for the candidate's child care and vital household dependent care costs under certain conditions.
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2024-02-16
The committee(s) on JDC recommend(s) that the measure be PASSED, UNAMENDED. The votes in JDC were as follows: 3 Aye(s): Senator(s) Rhoads, Elefante, San Buenaventura; Aye(s) with reservations: none ; 1 No(es): Senator(s) Awa; and 1 Excused: Senator(s) Gabbard.
HISB2428Intro
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Establishes the Hawaii Agricultural Investment Program within the Agribusiness Development Corporation to support local agricultural producers. Requires annual reports. Declares that the general fund expenditure ceiling is exceeded. Appropriates fund...
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2024-02-16
To Senate Ways and Means Committee
HISB2406Intro
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Requires contracts entered into by the Hawaii Tourism Authority for management of the Hawaii Convention Center facility to include marketing for all uses of the facility. Requires HTA to submit a report. (SD1)
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2024-02-16
To Senate Ways and Means Committee
HISB2426Intro
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Part II: Requires certain priority level 1 cesspools to be upgraded, converted, or connected before 1/1/2035, and priority level 2 cesspools to be upgraded, converted, or connected before 1/1/2045, rather than before 1/1/2050. Part III: Appropriates ...
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2024-02-16
To Senate Ways and Means Committee
HISB2432Intro
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Establishes a food manufacturer tax credit. Defines "qualified taxpayer" as a manufacturer that produces value-added processed, agricultural, or food products. Applies to taxable years beginning after 12/31/2024. (SD1)
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2024-02-16
To Senate Ways and Means Committee
HISB2401Intro
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Makes an appropriation to each county as a grant-in-aid for the implementation of feral chicken control programs. Makes an appropriation to the Department of Health for a feeding of feral animals education campaign. Declares that the general fund exp...
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2024-02-16
To Senate Ways and Means Committee
HISB2425Intro
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Authorizes and appropriates funds to the Department of Health to retain qualified consultants as necessary to identify necessary public outreach and education resources and tools and develop a comprehensive public outreach strategy and website to edu...
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2024-02-16
To Senate Ways and Means Committee
HISB2421Intro
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Appropriates funds to the Department of Agriculture for the continued administration of the Hawaii Healthy Food Incentive Program and to provide matching funds to beneficiaries who participate in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. Declare...
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2024-02-16
To Senate Ways and Means Committee
HISB2418Intro
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Requires state agencies that monitor environmental toxins and pollutants to establish environmental action levels (EALs) to ensure the preservation of a safe environment. Prohibits modifications to EALs unless certain procedural requirements are met....
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2024-02-16
To Senate Ways and Means Committee
HISB2477Intro
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Includes single-ingredient products as a purchasing option for certain state departments and entities to fulfill their local food purchasing requirements. Takes effect 7/1/2112. (SD1)
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2024-02-16
To Senate Ways and Means Committee
HISB2601Intro
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Expands the time period by which a civil action for childhood sexual abuse may be initiated. Authorizes a court to require personnel of legal entities to undergo training on trauma-informed response.
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2024-02-16
The committee(s) on JDC recommend(s) that the measure be PASSED, UNAMENDED. The votes in JDC were as follows: 3 Aye(s): Senator(s) Rhoads, Elefante, Awa; Aye(s) with reservations: none ; 1 No(es): Senator(s) San Buenaventura; and 1 Excused: Senator(s) Gabbard.
HISB2936Intro
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Appropriates moneys to the Department of Agriculture for the planning and construction of a new inspection, quarantine, and incineration facility on the island of Maui. Declares that the appropriation exceeds the state general fund expenditure ceilin...
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2024-02-16
To Senate Ways and Means Committee
HISB2933Intro
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Proposes a constitutional amendment to ensure that the inherent and inalienable right of the people, including future generations, to clean water and air, a healthful environment and climate, healthy native ecosystems, and beaches, shall be protected...
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2024-02-16
To Senate Judiciary Committee
HISB2935Intro
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Makes an appropriation to the Agribusiness Development Corporation for the creation of a composting program. Declares that the general fund expenditure ceiling is exceeded. Takes effect 1/1/2060. (SD1)
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2024-02-16
To Senate Ways and Means Committee
HISB2972Intro
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Requires all high-occupancy public buildings constructed after January 1, 2025, to be designed to withstand category five hurricanes, as determined by wind zone maps, and be used as shelters in the event of an emergency. Takes effect 7/1/2112. (SD1)
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2024-02-16
To Senate Ways and Means Committee
HISB2979Intro
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Establishes the Lahaina Recovery Oversight Commission within the Department of Accounting and General Services to oversee and guide the recovery of Lahaina from the 2023 wildfires. Requires the Office of Enterprise Technology Services to assist in es...
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2024-02-16
To Senate Ways and Means Committee
HISB3237Intro
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Facilitates the control and eradication of invasive species and pests. Establishes a plant nursery licensing program. Requires the Department of Agriculture to designate certain species as pests for control or eradication. Imposes certain limits on i...
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2024-02-16
To Senate Judiciary Committee
HISB3247Intro
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Creates an income tax credit for transportation costs incurred by certain taxpayers who ship agricultural products and inputs between counties. Applies to taxable years beginning after 12/31/2024. (SD1)
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2024-02-16
To Senate Ways and Means Committee
HISB3258Intro
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Establishes additional requirements for the Department of Land and Natural Resources and Board of Land and Natural Resources regarding the Dam and Appurtenance Improvement or Removal Grant Program. Takes effect 7/1/2050. (SD1)
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2024-02-16
To Senate Ways and Means Committee
HISB3344Intro
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Establishes the Hawaii Wildfire Relief Fund and Corporation to provide compensation for property damage resulting from catastrophic wildfires in the State. Requires the Corporation's board to report to the Legislature. Declares that the general fund ...
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2024-02-16
To Senate Ways and Means Committee
HISB3302Intro
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For taxable years beginning after 12/31/2024, creates a nonrefundable income tax credit for qualified expenses of eligible farmers, ranchers, and fishers. (SD1)
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2024-02-16
To Senate Ways and Means Committee
HISB3315Intro
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Requires the Department of Agriculture to use consistent units of measurement in its summary to the public on the amounts of restricted use pesticides used. Establishes a one-half mile buffer zone for pesticides around schools and state and county pu...
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2024-02-16
To Senate Judiciary Committee
HISB2358Intro
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Appropriates funds to support the Hawaii Invasive Species Council to ensure its long-term viability and prevent future problems. Declares that the general fund expenditure ceiling is exceeded.
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2024-02-15
To Senate Ways and Means Committee
HISB2359Intro
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Appropriates funding for the Hawaii Ant Lab to support little fire ant mitigation and eradication efforts.
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2024-02-15
To Senate Ways and Means Committee
HISB2361Intro
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Establishes two permanent full-time equivalent (2.0 FTE) grant specialist positions within the Department of Agriculture. Declares that the general expenditure ceiling is exceeded. Makes an appropriation. (SD1)
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2024-02-15
To Senate Ways and Means Committee
HISB2363Intro
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Requires the Department of Agriculture to establish a two-year agricultural crime pilot project to examine the effectiveness of prosecuting agricultural crimes, including agricultural theft and agricultural vandalism, in the City and County of Honolu...
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2024-02-15
To Senate Judiciary Committee
HISB2412Intro
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Establishes the Aquaculture Advisory Committee within the Department of Agriculture. Declares that the general fund expenditure ceiling is exceeded. Makes an appropriation. (SD1)
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2024-02-15
To Senate Ways and Means Committee
HISB2423Intro
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Requires the Department of Agriculture to establish a Healthy Soils Program. Requires an annual report to the Legislature. Declares that the general fund expenditure ceiling is exceeded. Makes an appropriation. (SD1)
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2024-02-15
To Senate Ways and Means Committee
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