Sneak attack on Hawaii GMO ban

SOURCE: Shannon Rudolph (shannonkona@gmail.com)
SUBHEAD: An anonymous suit against Hawaii County Bill 113. Hearing for injunction on FRIDAY in Hilo.

By Staff on 4 March 2014 for GMO Free Hawaii Island -
(http://islandbreath.blogspot.com/2014/03/sneak-attack-on-hawaii-gmo-ban.html)


Image above: Poster for demonstration supporting Bill 113 on Big Island banning most GMO crops. From GMO Free Hawaii Island.

WHAT:
An anonymous suit has been filed against Hawaii County for GMO ban Bill 113. There will be a hearing for injunction to stop GMO ban FRIDAY in Hilo.

WHEN:
10:30am This Friday on March 7th 2014

WHERE:
Judge Nakamura
Hilo Circuit Court
Hale Kaulike
777 Kilauea Avenue
Hilo, Hawaii 96720-4212

BE THERE! All hands on deck Hawaii island!

John Doe, am anonymous papaya farmer, files injunction against GMO ban Bill 113 regarding registration requirement. Peaceful Hawaii defenders of the island, imua!

One of the attorneys requesting an injunction against Bill 113 also represented a chemical company in the lawsuit on Kauai! Margery Bronster, former Hawaii Attorney General, represents Pioneer/DuPont andDow Agrigenetics in the suit against Kauai Bill 2491 so the chemical companies can keep spraying poison next to schools and homes!

At the January 2013 national seminar on Hawaii agriculture about "GMO v. Organic," (which was a totally pro-GMO "seminar") Bronster was a keynote speaker.

She announced she had prior victory over "oppressive" GMO registration law in the continental US and announced she had been approached by two chemical GMO companies to look into the GMO registration requirement in Hawaii island Bill 113, recently passed to prohibit new GMOs and require GMO registration. Interesting, now she files for "Anonymous."

"GMO ban" Bill 113 was recently passed to stop any more outdoor GMO crops from entering Hawaii island and register the GMO papaya and one dairy growing GMO corn under a grandfather clause. It is not over.

ALOHA AINA! STAND UP!

WE NEED THE PUBLIC TO SHOW PEACEFUL SUPPORT FOR BILL!



GMO Legislative Update

By Brad Parsons on 3 March 2014 in Island Breath -

GMO Labeling - HB174 Still Alive
As many of you probably know, Senators Baker and Nishihara have been successful in stopping all new GMO Labeling bills in the Legislature so far this year. Senator Baker did not allow SB 2521 to be heard last week. BUT, there is 1 GMO Labeling bill still alive in the Hawaii Legislature, HB174. There are some good ideas for amending HB174 that might enable it to move to Conference Committee. We'll come back to that in our next update, as there is time to work with that.


Pre-emption of County Authority - SB2777
The other bill we have been focusing on recently is SB2777, and it is up for a final vote as early as tomorrow (March 4) on the Senate floor to potentially cross over to the House. There is no question that SB2777 is a Pre-emption Bill of County Authority, the only question is how much Pre-emption of County authority might SB2777 allow. Here is an updated description of it:
Measure Title: RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.
Report Title: Zoning; Agricultural Districts; County Zoning; Agricultural-based Commercial Operations Description: Prohibits the land use commission and counties from restricting agricultural-based commercial operations that are authorized under sections 205-2(d)(15) and 205-4.5(a)(9), Hawaii Revised Statutes, in agricultural districts. Effective July 1, 2050. (SD1) Introducer(s): DELA CRUZ, KIDANI, SOLOMON, Nishihara

QUICK ACTION ITEM

Testisfy on Bill 2777 here (http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/measure_indiv.aspx?billtype=SB&billnumber=2777&year=2014)

Also email all Senators ASAP to sens@capitol.hawaii.gov:


SAMPLE STATEMENT

Senators:

RESPECT HOME RULE, TRANSPARENCY AND THE RULE OF LAW:

We OPPOSE SB 2777 which "Prohibits the land use commission and counties from restricting agricultural-based commercial operations that are authorized under sections 205-2(d)(15) and 205-4.5(a)(9), Hawaii Revised Statutes, in agricultural districts."

Your Name,

Your Address



It would help to also send a copy of that to the House Agriculture Committee Chair Rep. Jessica Wooley (repwooley@capitol.hawaii.gov) as we do not want her to hear this bill should it pass the Senate. Also ask her not to take the OEQC job offered by the Administration until after this Session is over. (They are trying to get her out of her Chair position because she demonstrates support for GMO labeling and other related legislation.)


Mahalo nui,
the team at GMO Free Hawaii Island

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2 comments :

  1. Re: SB2777, "tomorrow (March 5)" originally read "tomorrow (March 4)." Please correct it.

    Appeals should now be made against SB2777 to State Reps.

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  2. Aloha Anonymous,

    Mahalo for the correction.

    IB Publisher

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