State/Corporate GMO Regulation

SUBHEAD: Local health and welfare pre-emption bill SB110 is the sneak attack by the GMO stooges in our state legislature.

By Brad Parsons on 3 February 2014 in Island Breath -
(http://islandbreath.blogspot.com/2014/01/hawaii-gmo-labeling-bill.html)


Image above: The non-GMO Soup Stone. You have to start somewhere. From (http://occupy-monsanto.com/category/events/).

SUBJECT:   
Hawaii GMO Legislation Watch - SNEAK ATTACK - PREEMPTION

Aloha Petition Signers
Action Item as soon as possible.  A Hearing Notice went out 2 hours ago for a hearing on this tomorrow, Tuesday and needs quick testimony or sentiment against. See meeting details below.

URGENT:
PROTECT HOME RULE, HAWAII
  • Preemption bill in new clothing (from a legislative 'birdie')
  • New “County preemption bill” in disguise, - SB110, SD1,
  • Scheduled for hearing TOMORROW - Tues, 2/4 Agriculture Committee
  • This was formerly SB 3058. This is the sneak attack we've been expecting.
  • Need LOTS of emails and calls ASAP! Need Lots of testimony and sentiment against.
STATE REP EMAIL:
State Senators
sens@capitol.hawaii.gov

State Represenetaivers
reps@capitol.hawaii.gov 
 
KAUAI REPS EMAIL:
Representative Dee Morikawa
House District 16
Hawaii State Capitol
Room 310
phone: 808-586-6280
fax: 808-586-6281
repmorikawa@capitol.hawaii.gov

Representative James Tokioka
House District 15
Hawaii State Capitol
Room 322
phone: 808-586-6270
fax: 808-586-6271
reptokioka@capitol.hawaii.gov

Representative Derek Kawakami
House District 14
Hawaii State Capitol
Room 314
phone: 808-586-8435
fax: 808-586-8437
repkawakami@capitol.hawaii.gov

Senator Ron Kouchi
Senate District 8
Hawaii State Capitol
Room 206
phone: 808-586-6030
fax: 808-586-6031
senkouchi@Capitol.hawaii.gov

TO TESTIFY:
http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/measure_indiv.aspx?billtype=SB&billnumber=110

Submit your testimony:
If you don't have an account with (http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov), you can set one up easily and it is free. Click on "Register" button in the upper right-hand corner of page.

Return to SB110 page and click on the blue "Submit Testimony" at top of page and it will take you to a page that looks like this form (for another bill):



You can fill out the information depicted in the above graphic.  Minimum, you only need to highlight the "Support" dot for SB2736, along with your acct. name and email.  If you want under "Additional Comments," you can write a few sentences or paragraphs

WHEN:
Tuesday, February 04, 2014
TIME:
2:46pm

WHERE:
Conference Room 229
State Capitol
415 South Beretania Street
Honolulu, Hawaii

AGENDA:
SB 110
      Proposed SD1
      Status & Testimony
RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.
Proposed SD1:  Amends Hawaii’s Right to Farm Act to ensure that counties cannot enact laws, ordinances, or resolutions that limit the rights of farmers and ranchers to engage in modern farming and ranching practices. (SD1 Proposed) AGL.

SECTION 1. was all added into a previously empty bill:

SECTION 1.  Section 165-4, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended to read as follows:
     "§165-4  Right to farm.  No court, official, public servant, or public employee shall declare any farming operation a nuisance for any reason if the farming operation has been conducted in a manner consistent with generally accepted agricultural and management practices.

There shall be a rebuttable presumption that a farming operation does not constitute a nuisance.  The right of farmers and ranchers to engage in modern farming and ranching practices shall be forever guaranteed in this State.

No law, ordinance, or resolution of any unit of local government shall be enacted that abridges the right of farmers and ranchers to employ agricultural technology, modern livestock production, and ranching practices not prohibited by federal or state law, rules, or regulations."

     SECTION 2.  New statutory material is underscored.
     SECTION 3.  This Act shall take effect upon its approval.

See also:
Ea O Ka Aina: Right to Farm Bill 1/26/14

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1 comment :

  1. SB110 met an unlikely failure to move forward. Sen. Theilen, English, and Kouchi voted against it, so it did not get the 4 vote majority in committee needed to move on.

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