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Bill 113 Hawai`i County

GMOFHI, GMOFreeHawaiiIsland, Bill 113, Margaret Wille, Hawaii Island

By Margaret Wille
Bill 113 Communication # 393 - http://tinyurl.com/k7v928b
“Protect Hawaii Island’s Agricultural Heritage and Its Ecosystems from Harm from Genetically Engineered Organisms.”

Summary of Bill

Prohibition:  No open air cultivation, propagation or development of genetically engineered crops or plants.

Exemptions: crops or plants being cultivated, propagated or developed prior to the effective date of this article are exempted provided locations or facilities are registered within 90 days of December 5, 2013.

GMO papaya in current and future locations is exempt provided commercial locations or facilities are registered.

Administration:  Department of Research & Development, Agriculture Division.

Registration:  $100 annual registration fee beginning within 90 days of the effective date of article, December 5, 2013.

Penalties:  Violators fined $1000 per day, per location and responsible for costs of investigation, court and legal costs, and for damage to non-GE crops, plants, neighboring properties or water sources.

 Date   Department  Information
 Mayor's Office    
Mahalo Mayor Kenoi and the Hawai`i County Council for passing into law GMO prohibition Bill 113 for all the people of Hawai`i Island, protecting our precious `aina. Please count on those who worked hard to bring the GMO issue to light to support the County's efforts to build a true sustainable agricultural infrastructure to take us all into a self-sustaining future.  PASSED
 Council - Second Reading - Public Testimony Continued Special Session at 9 am in the Kona Chambers. Public testimony will continue (2 mins), possible discussion & vote. 

- Com# 393.166 by J Yoshimoto will be on the agenda: http://records.co.hawaii.hi.us/Weblink8/DocView.aspx?id=799149&searchid=894e413d-ad6e-432f-9f78-d11705a7b99b&dbid=0
 11/5/2013  Council - Second Reading - Public Testimony Special Session at 1 pm in the Hilo Chambers. Public testimony (2 mins), possible discussion & vote.
- Com# 393.166 by J Yoshimoto
(This was not on the agenda)

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 10/16/2013  Council - First Reading - Discussion Special Session continued at 1 pm in the Kona Chambers. Council discussion.
Ref: Bill 113 - Com 393.68
 10/15/2013  Council - First Reading - Public Testimony Special Meeting from 4 - 11 pm in the Kona Chambers. Public testimony 3 minutes per agenda item.   Recessed
 10/01/2013  PSMTC PASSED with a vote of 6-2 (Onishi absent). The moves to the Council with a positive recommendation. PASSED
  9/23/2013  PSMTC The committee will invite experts in to answer questions.   Recessed
 9/4/2013 PSMTC Committee Hearing & Public Testimony

Bill 113, GMOFHI, GMOFreeHawaiiIsland, Hawaii Island, GMO Free, Margaret Wille

Updated: April 19, 2014

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