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Bill 109 Hawai`i County

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By Brenda Ford
Bill 113 Communication # 385 - http://tinyurl.com/k265p3r
“Genetically Modified or Engineered Organisms Prohibited.”

Summary of Bill

Prohibition:  Unlawful to cultivate, develop or use any GMOs or to genetically modify any specific or non-specific parts of an organism’s genome.

Exemptions:  state/federal licensed medical or agricultural research institutions are exempt if contained in a biosafety level 3 facility.

Sunset Date:  cultivation, development or use of GMOs may continue for a period not to exceed 30 months.

Administration:  Department of Environmental Management.

Registration:  $100 annual registration fee beginning within 60 days of the effective date of this article.

Enforcement:

Administrative Enforcement:  Violators fined $1000, and $1000 per day of violation.

Penal Enforcement: 

Violators who fail to comply are arrested for petty misdemeanor, fined $1000 or 30 days in jail.  Responsible for costs of testing, removal, destruction of GMOs, and remediation of property.

 Date   Department  Information
 Action

Council - Second Reading - Public Testimony
 

Council - First Reading - Discussion

 10/31/2013 Environmental Management Hearing Hearing Discussion: First 28 minutes.
http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/40332207
NOTE: Budget & Enforcement Authority
Negative Recommendation
9/23/2013  PSMTC     Committee Hearing: Revives the bill & sends it to the Environmental Management Division - since they are written into the language of the bill.  Negative Recommendation    
9/4/2013  PSMTC     Committee Hearing & Public Testimony     Kills the Bill  

Updated: October 31, 2013

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