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Federal/State:Hawaii
Bill:HI HB 507 - Codify buy local policy
Summary:Would amend the state planning act to codify a buy local policy in order to promote food sustainability and self-sufficiency.
Sponsor(s):Representative Jo Jordan (D)
Status:
As of 1/24/2013: Referred to Committees on Agriculture, Economic Development and Business Concerns, and Finance
As of 1/23/2013: Passed first reading
As of 1/22/2013: Introduced

Federal/State:Hawaii
Bill:HI SB 327 - Support the purchase and consumption of locally grown products
Summary:Would amend the Hawaii State Planning Act objectives and policies for the economy to support the purchase and consumption of locally grown products.
Sponsor(s):Senator Brickwood Galuteria (D)
Status:
As of 4/29/2013: Signed by Governor Neil Abercrombie, ACT 055
As of 4/22/2013: April 12, 2013: Passed by Senate, enrolled to Governor
As of 4/12/2013: Senate agrees with House amendments, placed on calendar for final reading
As of 4/10/2013: Deferred until April 11, 2013
As of 4/8/2013: Deferred until April 9, 2013
As of 4/8/2013: Passed third reading by House, transmitted to Senate
As of 4/1/2013: Passed by Committee on Finance
As of 3/27/2013: Public hearing scheduled for March 28, 2013
As of 3/22/2013: Referred to Committee on Finance
As of 3/15/2013: Passed with amendments by Committees on Agriculture, and Economic Development and Business Concernss
As of 3/13/2013: Public hearing scheduled for March 14, 2013
As of 3/8/2013: First reading, referred to Committees on Agriculture, Economic Development and Business Concerns, and Finance
As of 3/6/2013: Third reading, passed by Senate, transmitted to House
As of 2/15/2013: Passed by Committee
As of 2/13/2013: Public hearing scheduled for February 14, 2013
As of 2/6/2013: Referred to Committee on Ways and Means
As of 2/4/2013: Amended bill passed by Committees on Agriculture, and Water and Land
As of 2/4/2013: Bill amended by Committee
As of 1/29/2013: Public hearing scheduled for January 31, 2013
As of 1/23/2013: Referred to Committees on Agriculture, Water and Land, and Ways and Means
As of 1/22/2013: Passed first reading
As of 1/18/2013: Introduced

Federal/State:Hawaii
Bill:HI SB 524 - Concerning agricultural development and food security program
Summary:Would establish state planning and policy objectives for the economy of increased demand for and access to locally grown foods and increased production of locally grown foods.
Sponsor(s):Senator Suzanne Chun Oakland (D)
Status:
As of 4/25/2013: April 22, 2013: Conference Committee reconvenes on April 24, 2013
As of 4/24/2013: April 18, 2013: Conference Committee meeting scheduled
As of 4/23/2013: April 15, 2013: House conferees appointed
As of 4/23/2013: April 15, 2013: Senate conferees appointed
As of 4/12/2013: Senate disagrees with House amendments
As of 4/11/2013: Received from House
As of 4/10/2013: Passed third reading, transmitted to Senate
As of 4/8/2013: Bill recommended for passage on third reading
As of 4/1/2013: Amended bill passed by Committee on Finance
As of 3/27/2013: Public hearing scheduled for March 28, 2013
As of 3/22/2013: Recommended for passage on second reading and referral to Committee on Finance
As of 3/18/2013: Passed by Committees on Agriculture, and Economic Development and Business Concerns
As of 3/13/2013: Public hearing scheduled for March 14, 2013
As of 3/8/2013: First reading, referred to Committees on Agriculture, Economic Development and Business Concerns, and Finance
As of 3/6/2013: Third reading, passed by Senate, transmitted to House
As of 2/22/2013: Amended bill passed by Committee
As of 2/22/2013: Bill amended by Committee
As of 2/20/2013: Committee on Ways and Means will hold a public decision making on February 21, 2013
As of 2/4/2013: Reported from Committee on Agriculture with recommendation of passage, report adopted, passed second reading, referred to Committee on Ways and Means
As of 1/30/2013: Passed by Committee on Agriculture
As of 1/25/2013: Public hearing scheduled by Committee on Agriculture for January 29th
As of 1/23/2013: Passed first reading, referred to Committees on Agriculture, and Ways and Means
As of 1/22/2013: Introduced

Federal/State:Hawaii
Bill:HI HB 617 - Concerning agricultural development and food security program
Summary:Would establish state planning and policy objectives for the economy of increased demand for and access to locally grown foods and increased production of locally grown foods.
Sponsor(s):Representative Gregg Takayama (D)
Status:
As of 1/24/2013: Referred to Committees on Agriculture, and Finance
As of 1/23/2013: Introduced, passed first reading
As of 1/22/2013: Filed

Federal/State:Hawaii
Bill:HI HB 1351 - Farm study and use of local agricultural products in school meals
Summary:Would require the Dept. of Education to arrange for interested schools, classes, or students to work, volunteer, or study on a farm located within the regional administrative district of the interested school, class, or student. Would allow each school with a school meals program to serve agricultural products from a farm located within that regional administrative district at least once per week.
Sponsor(s):Representative Mele Carroll (D)
Status:
As of 1/29/2013: Referred to Committees on Agriculture, Education, and Finance
As of 1/28/2013: Introduced, first reading

Federal/State:Hawaii
Bill:HI HB 1243 - School gardens task force
Summary:Would establish a school gardens task force to examine the feasibility of establishing school gardens in public schools, and especially public charter schools, to grow food for consumption as part of each school's lunch program.
Sponsor(s):Representative Kaniela Ing (D)
Status:
As of 1/29/2013: Referred to Committees on Agriculture, Education, and Finance
As of 1/28/2013: Introduced, passed first reading

Federal/State:Hawaii
Bill:HI HB 1517 - Providing incentives for schools and community gardens
Summary:Would authorize the department of education and Hawaii community development authority to develop programs that provide incentives to establish school and community gardens.
Sponsor(s):Thielen
Status:
As of 1/14/2014: For status updates, visit the state legislature’s website.

Federal/State:Hawaii
Bill:HI SCR 130-14 - School Farm Complex Pilot Project
Summary:Would request that the University of Hawaii’s College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources establish a task force to determine the feasibility of implementing a school farm complex pilot project at the University’s West Oahu campus.
Sponsor(s):Jill Tokuda (D)
Status:
As of 3/18/2014: For status updates, visit the state legislature's website.