Legislative Alert – Protection of Taro Bill (SB774 SD1) Scheduled for House Hearing: Thursday, March 19, 2015

Legislation introduced by Senator Shimabukuro has been scheduled for a hearing before the House Committee on Agriculture.

Thursday, March 19, 2015, 8:30 a.m.
Hawaii State Capitol, Conference Room 312
415 South Beretania Street

SB774 SD1 creates a classification of agricultural public lands entitled “taro lands”. Appropriates funds to the board of land and natural resources to create an inventory of lands classified as taro lands.

For more information on SB774 SD1, including bill text and to submit testimony, click here for bill status.

The deadline to submit testimony is Wednesday, March 18, 2015, at 8:30 a.m.

Although late testimony can be submitted on the day of the hearing, 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. In both cases of late testimony, it is recommended that testifiers bring enough hard copy testimony for all committee members.

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