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
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.
of Research & Development, Agriculture Division.
Registration: $100 annual
registration fee beginning within 90 days of the effective date of article, December 5, 2013.
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.
Updated: April 19, 2014