2024 Legislative Session

Invasive Species Bill Tracking – 2024 Legislative Session

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{Last Updated Friday, March 1st 7:25pm}

 

 2024 Session – Next Key Date:  Budget Crossover March 13th

BILL NUMBER DESCRIPTION CURRENT STATUS COMPANION  
         
HB220 Establishes a Spay and Neuter Special Fund 12/11/2023 D Carried over to 2024 Regular Session. SB998 Carried – Over From 2023
HB442 Green Fee 12/11/2023 D Carried over to 2024 Regular Session. SB658 Carried – Over From 2023
HB466 Using Albizia trees in commercial products 12/11/2023 D Carried over to 2024 Regular Session. SB1193 Carried – Over From 2023
HB577 Establish a Task Force to the Dept. of Agriculture for the control and eradication of Rose Ringed Parakeets H 2/15/2023: Passed Second Reading as amended in HD 1 and referred to the committee on FIN    Carried – Over From 2023
HB1051 Green Fee 12/11/2023 D Carried over to 2024 Regular Session. SB1349 Carried – Over From 2023
HB1149 Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle; Prevention; UH; Appropriation 12/11/2023 D Carried over to 2024 Regular Session. SB1553 Carried – Over From 2023
HB1150 University of Hawaii; Hawaii Ant Lab; Little Fire Ant; Appropriation 12/11/2023 D Carried over to 2024 Regular Session.   Carried – Over From 2023
HB 1548 DLNR; DOT; Wildfires; Prevention and Mitigation; Vegetation Management 1/24/2024 H Referred to WAL, FIN, referral sheet 1 SB 2088  
HB 1581 DLNR; Wildfire Prevention; Native Plant Seed Bank 3/1/2024 H Passed Third Reading 
3/1/2024 H Reported from FIN
   
HB 1682 Pet Sale Documentation

2/29/2024 H Passed 2nd Reading as amended in HD 1; placed on the calendar for 3rd Reading 

2/29/2024 H Reported from JHA (Stand. Com. Rep. No. 653-24) as amended in HD 1, recommending passage on 2nd Reading, placement on calendar for 3rd Reading.

SB 2120  
HB 1955 Authorizes the use of special land and development fund moneys to eradicate or mitigate invasive species 2/14/2024 H Passed Second Reading as amended in HD 1 and referred to the committee on FIN SB 2755  
HR2006 Invasive Pest Placard Program – HDOA Inspection of Agriculture businesses 1/24/24 Referred to AGR.FIN Referral Sheet 2 SB 2559  
HB 2025 Create a nursery licensing program to reduce the spread of pests/invasive species resulting from the movement of nursery stock. 1/24/2024   H    Referred to AGR, CPC, FIN, referral sheet 2    
HB 2081 Transient Accommodation Tax – Funds to DLNR for natural resources protection, management, and restoration 2/26/2024 H The committee on FIN recommend that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS.    
HB 2104 Funding to support the Hawaii Invasive Species Council (HISC)

3/1/2024 S Received from House (Hse. Com. No. 37).

2/29/2024 H Passed Third Reading

SB 2358  
HB 2131 Funding to HDOA to address the Two Lined Spittlebug, HDOA to provide report. 2/22/2024 H The committee on FIN recommend that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS.    
HB 2132 Funding for the Hawaii Ant Lab (HAL)

3/1/2024 H Forty-eight (48) hours notice Tuesday, 03-05-24.

3/1/2024 H Reported from FIN (Stand. Com. Rep. No. 918-24) as amended in HD 2, recommending passage on Third Reading.

SB 2359  
HB 2133 Invasive Species Grant Pilot Program – HDOA 3/1/2024 H Reported from FIN (Stand. Com. Rep. No. 919-24), recommending passage on Third Reading.    
HB 2139 Invasive Species Placard Program – HDOA Inspection of Agricultural producers (as defined) 2/22/2024 H The committee on FIN recommend that the measure be PASSED, UNAMENDED.    
HB 2140 Research into ornamental ginger pathogens, prevention of its spread

3/1/2024 H Forty-eight (48) hours notice Tuesday, 03-05-24.

3/1/2024 H Reported from FIN (Stand. Com. Rep. No. 917-24) as amended in HD 2, recommending passage on Third Reading.

SB 2362  
HB 2166 Establish a Hawaii Environmental Protection Agency within DLNR 2/6/2024 H Committees on EEP/WAL recommend(s) that the measure be deferred.    
HB 2329 Rose-Ringed Parakeet (Kauai Pilot Program)

3/1/2024 S Received from House (Hse. Com. No. 44).

2/29/2024 H Passed Third Reading

SB 2927  
HB 2537 $10K Fine for knowingly selling Invasive Plants 2/12/2024 H Committee on AGR recommends that the measure be deferred. SB 2558  
HB 2538 HDOA Leases to require site access to address Invasive Species 2/7/2024 H Measure has been deleted from the meeting scheduled on Friday 02-09-24 10:30AM in conference room 325 VIA VIDEOCONFERENCE. SB 2560  
HB 2546 HDOA: Allows for the use of ‘fine mesh nets” for the protection of native plants 3/1/2024 H Reported from FIN (Stand. Com. Rep. No. 923-24), recommending passage on Third Reading. SB 3321  
HB 2619 Funding for a biosecurity department of agriculture program to increase local agricultural production and  lessen  entry of pests and prohibited/restricted organisms on imported agricultural goods

3/1/2024 S Received from House (Hse. Com. No. 59).

2/29/2024 H Passed Third Reading

   
HB 2644 Recognize Hawaii Ant Lab as Lead organization addressing Little Fire Ant.  Makes an appropriation to fund staff + mitigation efforts on O’ahu.

3/1/2024 H Forty-eight (48) hours notice Tuesday, 03-05-24.

3/1/2024 H Reported from FIN (Stand. Com. Rep. No. 916-24) as amended in HD 2, recommending passage on Third Reading.

   
HB 2650 Funding to remove Albizia and other invasive trees that potentially threaten public roadways and utility infrastructure rights of way on public and private land; provided that the funds are matched by a public utility.

3/1/2024 H Forty-eight (48) hours notice Tuesday, 03-05-24.

3/1/2024 H Reported from FIN (Stand. Com. Rep. No. 976-24) as amended in HD 2, recommending passage on Third Reading.

SB 30313  
HB 2672 Funding to support the Hawaii ant lab in mitigating the effects of little fire ants in the State 2/15/2024 H Passed Second Reading as amended in HD 1 and referred to the committee on FIN     
HB 2758 Bill to help HDOA control/eradicate invasive species/pests, and carry out its responsibilities. Provisions: Facilitates control + eradication of invasive species/pests; Establish plant nursery licensing program; Requires designation of certain species as pests for control/eradication;  Imposes limits on imports/transportation; Update noxious weed list.

3/1/2024 S Received from House (Hse. Com. No. 62).

2/29/2024 H Passed Third Reading 

2/29/2024 H Reported from FIN (Stand. Com. Rep. No. 701-24), recommending passage on Third Reading.

SB 3237  
HB 2782 Mandatory real estate sale disclosure of Little Fire Ant 1/26/2024 H Referred to AGR, CPC, referral sheet 3    
HB 2792 Mandatory real estate sale disclosure of Little Fire Ant 1/26/2024 H Referred to AGR, CPC, referral sheet 3    
         
SB636 Green Fee 12/11/2023 D Carried over to 2024 Regular Session.   Carried – Over From 2023
SB652 Two-Lined Spittlebug – Funding to control invasive feral chickens and pigs 12/11/2023 D Carried over to 2024 Regular Session.   Carried – Over From 2023
SB658 Green Fee 12/11/2023 D Carried over to 2024 Regular Session. HB442 Carried – Over From 2023
SB744 Hawaii Invasive Species Council to designate the Coffee Leaf Rust pathogen as an invasive species  12/11/2023 D Carried over to 2024 Regular Session.   Carried – Over From 2023
SB948 Removal of hazard Albizia trees 12/11/2023 D Carried over to 2024 Regular Session.   Carried – Over From 2023
SB998 Establish a Spay and Neuter Special Fund to help control Free-Roaming Cats 12/11/2023 D Carried over to 2024 Regular Session. HB220 Carried – Over From 2023
SB1193 Using Albizia trees in commercial products 12/11/2023 D Carried over to 2024 Regular Session. HB466 Carried – Over From 2023
SB1349 Green Fee 12/11/2023 D Carried over to 2024 Regular Session. HB1051 Carried – Over From 2023
SB1486 Axis Deer meat processing 12/11/2023 D Carried over to 2024 Regular Session.   Carried -Over From 2023
SB1517 Funding for pilot field studies to evaluate control tools; develop a control plan, and support other efforts to reduce the Rose-ringed Parakeet; on Oahu  12/11/2023 D Carried over to 2024 Regular Session.   Carried -Over From 2023
SB1553 Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle; Prevention; UH; Appropriation 12/11/2023 D Carried over to 2024 Regular Session. HB1149 Carried -Over From 2023
SB 2088 DLNR; DOT; Wildfires; Prevention and Mitigation; Vegetation Management Programs; 2/15/2024 S Report adopted; Passed Second Reading, as amended (SD 1) and referred to WAM. HB 1548  
SB 2120 Pet Sale Documentation 2/28/2024 S The JDC committee recommends that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. HB 1682  
SB 2358 Funding to support the Hawaii Invasive Species Council (HISC) 2/15/2024 S Report adopted; Passed Second Reading and referred to WAM. HB 2104  
SB 2359 Funding for the Hawaii Ant Lab (HAL) 2/15/2024 S Report adopted; Passed Second Reading and referred to WAM. HB 2132  
SB 2362 Research into ornamental ginger pathogens, prevention of its spread

2/29/2024 S 48 Hrs. Notice 03-05-24.

2/29/2024 S Reported from WAM (Stand. Com. Rep. No. 2779) with recommendation of passage on Third Reading, as amended (SD 1).

HB 2140  
SB 2366 Restricted Use neonicotinoid  Pesticides 2/16/2024 S Report adopted; Passed Second Reading and referred to CPN. HB 1582  
SB 2411 Funding to HDOA to address the Two Lined Spittlebug, HDOA to provide report. 2/15/2024 S Report adopted; Passed Second Reading, as amended (SD 1) and referred to WAM. HB 2131  
SB 2419 Funding for HDOA Biosecurity Program (Ag production + lessen pest entry)

2/29/2024 S 48 Hrs. Notice 03-05-24.

2/29/2024 S Reported from WAM (Stand. Com. Rep. No. 2819) with recommendation of passage on Third Reading, as amended (SD 1).

   
SB2501 HISC Prioritize Exceptional Trees

3/1/2024 S One Day Notice 03-05-24.

3/1/2024 S Reported from WAM (Stand. Com. Rep. No. 2954) with recommendation of passage on Third Reading.

   
SB 2558 $10K Fine for knowingly selling Invasive Plants 2/12/2024 S Committee on AEN deferred the measure. HB 2537  
SB 2559 Invasive Pest Placard Program – HDOA Inspection of Agriculture businesses 2/15/2024 S Report adopted; Passed Second Reading, as amended (SD 1) and referred to WAM/CPN. HB 2006  
SB2560 HDOA Leases to require site access to address Invasive Species

3/1/2024 S 48 Hrs. Notice 03-05-24.

3/1/2024 S Reported from JDC (Stand. Com. Rep. No. 2986) with recommendation of passage on Third Reading, as amended (SD 2).

HB 2538  
SB 2755 Authorizes the use of special land and development fund moneys to eradicate or mitigate invasive species 1/24/2024 S Referred to WTL, WAM. HB 1955  
SB 2898 Clarifies the law on the detection and management of pests and invasive species.  Pertaining to: Rules; Control/Eradication programs; Entry on private property;  Designation of Infected Areas; Examples of Pests; Importation. 1/24/2024 S Referred to AEN, JDC.    
SB 2957 Appropriate funds to establish a one-year pilot program to reduce the population of rose-ringed parakeets on Kauai 1/24/2024 S Referred to AEN/WTL, WAM. HB 2329  
SB 3013 Funding to remove Albizia and other invasive trees that potentially threaten public roadways and utility infrastructure rights of way on public and private land; provided that the funds are matched by a public utility. 2/16/2024 S Report adopted; Passed Second Reading and referred to WAM/CPN. HB 2650  
SB 3237 Bill to help HDOA control/eradicate invasive species/pests, and carry out its responsibilities. Provisions: Facilitates control + eradication of invasive species/pests; Establish plant nursery licensing program; Requires designation of certain species as pests for control/eradication;  Imposes limits on imports/transportation; Update noxious weed list. 3/1/2024 S The Committees on WAM/JDC recommend that the measure be PASSED, HB 2758  
SB 3321 HDOA: Allows for the use of ‘fine mesh nets” for the protection of native plants 1/29/2024 S  Referred to AEN, JDC. HB 2546  
SB 3329 Required notification of Little Fire Ant during sale of residential property

3/1/2024 H Received from Senate (Sen. Com. No. 46) in amended form (SD 1).

3/1/2024 S Report Adopted; Passed Third Reading. 

2/29/2024 S One Day Notice 03-01-24.

2/29/2024 S Reported from CPN (Stand. Com. Rep. No. 2770) with recommendation of passage on Third Reading.