Agriculture Committee, Hawaii State Senate

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The Agriculture Committee is a standing committee of the Hawaii State Senate. It was formed for the 2011 session. Prior to that it was a part of the Water, Land, Agriculture and Hawaiian Affairs Committee.

Per the Senate Rules, committees of the Hawaii State Senate are assigned by the President of the Senate.[1] Committees are assigned at the start of each term.[2] A majority of appointed members make up a committee's quorum.[3] The President is not recognized as an "ex officio" member of any committee.

DocumentIcon.jpg See rules: Senate Rules

Function

The purview of this committee includes those programs relating to agriculture; aquaculture, including mariculture.[4][5]

Committee members

2013-2014

The following table describes committee membership at the beginning of the 2013 legislative session.

Agriculture Members, 2013
Democratic members (6)Republican members (1)
Clarence Nishihara, ChairSamuel Slom
Ronald Kouchi, Vice Chair
Donovan Dela Cruz
Jamie Kalani English
Laura Thielen
Glenn Wakai

2011-2012

The following table describes committee membership at the beginning of the 2011 legislative session.

External links

References

  1. Hawaii State Legislature, "Senate Rules," accessed January 17, 2014(Section 3-7)
  2. Information submitted by Carol Taniguchi via email to a Ballotpedia staffer on January 28, 2014.
  3. Hawaii State Legislature, "Senate Rules," accessed January 17, 2014(Section 22-1)
  4. Hawaii State Legislature, "Senate Rules," accessed January 17, 2014(Section 21-1)
  5. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.