Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Bills of interest for Wednesday, March 19th

Committee on Agriculture, State Capitol Auditorium, 9:00 a.m.
Chair: Rep. Clift Tsuji 586-8480

Imposes a 10-year moratorium on developing, testing, propagating, cultivating, growing, and raising genetically engineered taro in the State.

Committee on Transportation, Room 309, 10:00 a.m.
Chair: Rep. Joe Souki 586-9444

SB2900, SD1 RELATING TO PUBLIC LANDS. Establishes that any county has the power to enforce laws and rules applicable to the use of public streets or highways whose ownership is in dispute between the State and county; ensures that the general public retains the right to use public roads whose ownership is in dispute to access coastal and inland recreational areas, including beaches, shores, parks and trails.

SB2526, SD1 RELATING TO AIR POLLUTION CONTROL. Creates a three-year pilot program to be established and implemented by the Department of Health, with results to be reported to the Legislature. Establishes that the findings of the program will determine the current level of and health and environmental impact of air pollution caused by bunker fuel-burning cruise vessels docked or moored in Nawiliwili harbor, and the effect of requiring cruise ships to switch to .5 per cent of lower sulfur fuels while docked or moored.

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