Legislative Alert – Taro Protection Bill (HB509) Scheduled for House Hearing: Thursday, February 5, 2015

The House companion to legislation introduced by Senator Shimabukuro has been scheduled for a hearing before the House Committee on Agriculture.

Thursday, February 5, 2015, 8:30 a.m.
Hawaii State Capitol, Conference Room 312
415 South Beretania Street

HB509 would create a classification of agricultural public lands entitled “taro lands” and would appropriate funds to the board of land and natural resources to create an inventory of lands classified as taro lands.

For more information on HB509, including bill text and to submit testimony, click here for bill status.

Please note that testimony submitted less than 24 hours prior to the hearing may not be posted online or distributed to the committee prior to the convening of the public hearing. In-person testimony is also accepted for those present during the hearing.

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