SB 110 Defeated

SUBHEAD: Senate Ag Committee kills bill aimed at preempting county rights after getting thousands of testimonies.

By Michael Shooltz on 4 February 2014 for Kauai Rising -

Image above: View of the Hawaii State Senate from the public gallery. From (

You are amazing!!! Please take a moment to acknowledge yourselves and your willingness to show up in support of We the People and our island homes. Your willingness to let your voices be heard carried the day!

Thought you might enjoy this little excerpt from the Hawaii State Legislature's website regarding the the Legislature's action with SB 110 today.

SB110 History

Sort by DateStatus Text
1/17/2013SPassed First Reading.
1/22/2013SReferred to AGL.
12/18/2013DCarried over to 2014 Regular Session.
2/3/2014SThe committee(s) on AGL will hold a public decision making on 02-04-14 2:46PM in conference room 229.
2/4/2014SThe committee(s) on AGL recommend(s) that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS and be recommitted. The votes in AGL were as follows: 3 Aye(s): Senator(s) Nishihara, Dela Cruz, Slom; Aye(s) with reservations: none ; 3 No(es): Senator(s) Kouchi, English, L. Thielen; and 1 Excused: Senator(s) Wakai.
2/4/2014SThe recommendation was not adopted.

S = Senate | H = House | D = Data Systems | $ = Appropriation measure | ConAm = Constitutional Amendment
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Of course constant vigilance will continue to be required. But when you show up like you have done over this past 24 hours we will succeed. Your voices let everyone involved know that the Light shining upon the dark is very bright indeed, even when they tried to sneak this bill under the radar.

Please also note above the names of those who voted for passage of the measure and you will recognize the usual names who ALWAYS support the chemical companies. And also note the names of those who voted against the bill. You might take a moment to express your appreciation to those who stood up and voted NO, particularly Kauai's Senator Kouchi. (and it always helps to add Kauai Rising beneath your signature!)

Shine on Kauai!!  Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

By Staff on 5 February 2014 for Stop Poisoning Paradise - 

As a result of thousands of email testimonies and phone calls from all Hawaiian islands to legislators in less than 24 hours, Senate Bill 110 (SB 110) was defeated in a 3-3 tie vote of the Senate Ag Committee.
Thanks to EVERYONE who took the time to send in testimony, show up, spread the word to friends, and take part.

Today's victory was because of you!

Again, the people of Hawaii showed that big change can happen when we unite and work together: 

Local farmers and ranchers continue to work with legislators to tell them that the Right to Farm does not mean the right to poison Hawaii's families, land and water. And that counties have the right to protect the health and safety of their residents.

Families living near gmo fields are working together across Kauai, Molokai, Big Island, Maui and Oahu, sharing their stories, and now realizing they are not alone in their experiences.

Medical professionals, parents, teachers, union members, surfers, scientists, first responders, artists and writers are exchanging information together on Facebook, in the halls of the State Capitol, and on the airwaves.

Those who malama aina - cultural practitioners, fishers, hunters, across generations, both Hawaii-born and raised as well as from every ethnicity and culture on our islands - are working together, building bridges, and continuing to submit powerful testimony in common kuleana.
Stay tuned for the next Call to Action, as Hawaii's people continue to cast sunshine on the inner workings of the State Legislature and its backroom processes.

Let's continue to work hard and joyfully, to protect our future generations, our land and our water!

See also:
Ea O Ka Aina: State/Corporate GMO Regulation 2/3/14
Ea O Ka Aina: Right to Farm 1/26/14


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