Rep. Richard Fale Addresses SB 757 – Amendment – Taro

RELATING TO AGRICULTURE. Report Title: Agriculture; Future Farmers of America Program; 4-H Program; Taro Lands ($) Description: Appropriates funds to the Department of Education and the University of Hawaii to operate and implement the Future Farmers of America and 4-H Programs. Amends public land classifications to add taro lands for wetland cultivation as a fourth class of agricultural lands. Defines taro lands. Includes retention of supporting structures for taro fields in the list of permitted uses for certain agricultural lands. Adds growth and perpetuation of all traditional Hawaiian crops to agricultural planning objectives. Effective July 1, 2030. (SB757 HD2) Companion:

4/9/2013 H Floor Amendment No.15 offered by Rep. Har. 4/9/2013 H Floor amendment failed following voice vote: Noes, 1 (Representative(s) Wooley). Excused, 0 (none). 4/9/2013 H Passed Third Reading as amended in HD 2 with Representative(s) Cabanilla, Har, Johanson, Jordan, Oshiro, Say, Tokioka, Ward voting aye with reservations; Representative(s) Choy, Fale, Fukumoto, Ichiyama, Ito, Takayama, Tsuji, Yamashita voting no (8) and none excused (0). Transmitted to Senate.

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