Thursday, March 13, 2008

Speak up on GMO Taro

As previously posted, the House will hold a hearing on SB958 which proposes a 10-year moratorium on genetically modified taro. Click here to read the hearing notice. If you care to testify, in person or in writing only, here's how to submit your testimony on this measure.

Please submit testimony at least 24 hours prior to the hearing, which starts at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, March 19th, State Capitol Auditorium. On your testimony, place your name, position, organization, the name of the Committee, the Room Number and time of the hearing, and the number of the Measure.

Remember that testimony is now posted online after the hearing, so you may want to consider this before placing personal information in your testimony.

Submit testimony in ONE of the following ways:

By PAPER: Send or drop off 1 original to Room 403 in the State Capitol.

By FAX: For comments less than 5 pages in length, you may fax to 586-8524 (Oahu) or 1-800-535-3859 (Neighbor Islands).

By EMAIL: For comments less than 5 pages in length.

For those who plan to testify in-person, email to:

For those who do NOT plan to testify in-person, but would like to insert written comments into the official record only, email to:

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Regardless of where you stand on this contentious issue, Rep. Tsuji should be applauded for having the courage to hear the bill. Especially when native Hawaiian activists were so utterly rude to him last year. I hope the hearing will remain civil.