Bill Text: HI HB8 | 2021 | Regular Session | Amended


Bill Title: Relating To Food Security.

Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Democrat 9-1)

Status: (Introduced) 2021-02-19 - Passed Second Reading as amended in HD 1 and referred to the committee(s) on FIN with none voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Representative(s) Har, Kong, Matayoshi excused (3). [HB8 Detail]

Download: Hawaii-2021-HB8-Amended.html

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

H.B. NO.

8

THIRTY-FIRST LEGISLATURE, 2021

H.D. 1

STATE OF HAWAII

 

 

 

 

 

 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

 

RELATING TO FOOD SECURITY.

 

 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:

 


     SECTION 1.  Act 151, Session Laws of Hawaii 2019, section 2, is amended by amending subsection (b) to read as follows:

     "(b)  The strategic plan shall identify benchmarks that are quantitatively and qualitatively measurable and the metrics to determine progress toward the following goals:

     (1)  Doubling local food production and exports by 2030;

     (2)  Identifying food crops that may be grown locally to replace imports and increase exports of food crops and value-added agricultural products from Hawaii;

     (3)  Identifying lands for:

          (A)  Producing food crops that may be grown locally using conventional, sustainable, and regenerative practices to replace imports;

          (B)  Raising livestock; and

          (C)  Developing value-added agricultural products;

     (4)  Developing guidance for decisions regarding land acquisition, irrigation, and agricultural infrastructure; and

     (5)  Identifying implications and effects of the federal FDA Food Safety and Modernization Act on local food production and export."

     SECTION 2.  New statutory material is underscored.

     SECTION 3.  This Act shall take effect on July 1, 3000.


 


 

Report Title:

Strategic Plan; Food Production; Department of Agriculture

 

Description:

Amends Act 151, SLH 2019, to make identifying lands for producing food crops that may be grown locally using conventional, sustainable, and regenerative practices to replace imports one of the goals of the Department of Agriculture's strategic plan for increased food production.  Effective 7/1/3000.  (HD1)

 

 

 

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