HOUSE COMMITTEES TO HEAR KAUAI PESTICIDE REPORT

Posted on Dec 8, 2017 in Latest News

WHO:             STATE REPRESENTATIVE JOHN M. MIZUNO, CHAIR, COMMITTEE ON HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES

STATE REPRESENTATIVE RICHARD P. CREAGAN, CHAIR, COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE

WHAT:          Informational briefing on the Kauai Pesticide Joint Finding Study Group 2016 Report

WHEN:          Monday, December 11

9 a.m.

WHERE:       Room 329, Hawaii State Capitol

The House Committee on Health & Human Services and Committee on Agriculture will hold an Informational Briefing to hear an overview of the Kauai Pesticide Joint Fact Finding Study Group 2016 Report and status updates from the agencies tasked with the implementation of these Joint Fact Finding Group’s recommendations.

The study is in response to public concerns about certain pesticides being used in Hawaii.

The following individuals and representatives have been invited to attend:

  • Peter Adler, The ACCORD3.0 Network
  • Department of Agriculture, Scott Enright, Director, or designee
  • Department of Health, Virginia Pressler, Director or designee
  • Department of Education, Christina Kishimoto, Superintendent, or designee
  • County of Kauai, Office of the Mayor, Mayor Bernard P. Carvalho Jr., or designee
  • County of Kauai Department of Water, Kirk Saiki, P.E., Manager and Chief Engineer, or designee
  • Office of Hawaiian Affairs, Colette Y. Machado, Chairperson, or designee
  • Kauai Agricultural Good Neighbor Program, Kem Lowry

Olelo will broadcast the briefing on an Oahu channel to be determined.

The Neighbor Island cable television stations may not show the briefing since they may prefer to carry our programming at times that are more convenient to their own schedules. Neighbor Island viewers may consult the resources listed below for Capitol TV broadcast and rebroadcast information.

  • Kauai: Hoike Community Television (www.hoike.org), phone (808) 246-1556 (no web-streaming).
  • Maui: Akaku: Maui Community Television (www.akaku.org), phone (808) 871-5554 (web-streaming available).
  • Big Island: Na Leo O Hawaii (www.naleo.tv), phone (808) 935-8874 (Hilo) or (808) 329-9617 (Kailua-Kona) (web-streaming available).

All broadcasts may be viewed live via the internet. Visit Olelo Community Television at Olelo.org.

No public testimony will be accepted.

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James Gonser

Assistant Director of Communications

Hawaii House of Representatives – Majority

Office: 808-587-7242

j.gonser@capitol.hawaii.gov