MAHALO TO EVERYONE FOR YOUR SUPPORT!
Bill 79 was withdrawn and two new bills have been introduced. Look for Bill 109 & Bill 113.
Now is the time
to start researching and preparing your testimony. We are asking for a
STRONG showing of support at all FIVE testimony locations in Hilo, Kona,
Pahoa, Waimea, or Ka'u. People are especially encouraged
to use the satellite sites to give testimony and watch the meeting on
July 2nd. We will post instructions on how to submit testimony closer to
the hearing date.
If you eat food, this is your issue. Help Hawaii Island achieve food security and Home Rule by SUPPORTING BILL 79.
Hawaii Island is the MOST GMO FREE island left in Hawaii. Monsanto test
plots are taking over ag lands on Kauai, Maui, Molokai and Oahu. DON'T
LET IT HAPPEN HERE!
The latest version of Bill 79 GMO Prohibition can be found below.
Also see our Testimony section for valuable downloads to help answer any questions you may have about preparing your testimony as-well-as a handy worksheet.
The Count for the May 14th testimony on Bill 79 - Draft 1
It has been estimated the count of testimonies for the May 14th hearing was: 169 "FOR", 39 "AGAINST". However, some of the 39 are large organizations. A minimum of five Council member votes are needed, but even if it fails in the July 2nd committee, it will still go to the full Council allowing another opportunity for everyone to testify.
We need you and your O'hana to come down and testify for Bill 79 in Kona!!