An almost complete history of Bill No. 2491, its path through the Kauai County Council legislative process – Regulating Pesticide Use and GMO Disclosure. Includes a collection of video and media source documents.

An almost complete history of Bill No. 2491, its path through the Kauai County Council legislative process – Regulating Pesticide Use and GMO Disclosure.  Includes a collection of video and media source documents.

Prepared by Councilmember Gary L. Hooser

06/26/2013 C 2013-234 was received for the record.

Transmittal: http://kauai.granicus.com/MetaViewer.php?view_id=2&clip_id=1039&meta_id=46561

Agenda: http://www.kauai.gov/Portals/0/Council/Agenda/06-26-13_cn_mtg_agenda.pdf?ver=2015-04-20-092535-283

Minutes: http://www.kauai.gov/Portals/0/Council/Documents/Council%20Minutes/6-26_cn_mtg.pdf?ver=2015-04-20-124054-130

Video: http://kauai.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?view_id=2&clip_id=1039

http://kauai.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?view_id=2&clip_id=1040

06/26/2013 Proposed Draft Bill (No. 2491) was passed on 1st reading, public hearing scheduled for 07/31/2013, and referred to the Economic Development & Intergovernmental Relations Committee

Proposed Draft Bill: http://kauai.granicus.com/MetaViewer.php?view_id=2&clip_id=1039&meta_id=46598

Agenda: http://www.kauai.gov/Portals/0/Council/Agenda/06-26-13_cn_mtg_agenda.pdf?ver=2015-04-20-092535-283

Minutes: http://www.kauai.gov/Portals/0/Council/Documents/Council%20Minutes/6-26_cn_mtg.pdf?ver=2015-04-20-124054-130

Video: http://kauai.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?view_id=2&clip_id=1039

http://kauai.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?view_id=2&clip_id=1040

07/31/2013 Public Hearing for Bill No. 2491

Notice: http://www.kauai.gov/Portals/0/Council/Agenda/notices/ph_2491.pdf?ver=2015-04-20-102748-570

Minutes: http://www.kauai.gov/Portals/0/Council/Documents/Public%20Hearing%20Minutes/7-31_PH_BILL_2491_MIN.pdf?ver=2015-04-20-132224-943

Video: http://kauai.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?view_id=2&clip_id=1077

http://kauai.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?view_id=2&clip_id=1081

http://kauai.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?view_id=2&clip_id=1102

08/05/2013 Committee Meeting; Bill No. 2491 was deferred to the 09/09/2013 Committee Meeting

Bill: http://kauai.granicus.com/MetaViewer.php?view_id=2&clip_id=1085&meta_id=49075

Agenda: http://www.kauai.gov/Portals/0/Council/Agenda/committee/8-5-13_SP_CM_MTG%20readable.pdf?ver=2015-04-20-095143-193

Minutes: http://www.kauai.gov/Portals/0/Council/Documents/Committee%20Minutes/8-5_APP_EDR_MIN.pdf?ver=2015-04-20-121138-060

Video: http://kauai.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?view_id=2&clip_id=1085

09/09/2013 Committee Meeting; Bill No. 2491 was deferred to the 09/27/2013 Committee Meeting

Bill: http://kauai.granicus.com/MetaViewer.php?view_id=2&clip_id=1085&meta_id=49075

Agenda: http://www.kauai.gov/Portals/0/Council/Agenda/committee/09-09-13_sp_cm_meeting_agenda%202.pdf?ver=2015-04-20-095143-233

Minutes: http://www.kauai.gov/Portals/0/Council/Documents/Committee%20Minutes/090913_ERD_MINUTES.pdf?ver=2015-04-20-114830-117

Video: http://kauai.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?view_id=2&clip_id=1116

09/27/2013 Committee Meeting; Bill No. 2491 was recommended for approval as amended to Bill No. 2491, Draft 1, on second and final reading

Bill: http://kauai.granicus.com/MetaViewer.php?view_id=2&clip_id=1085&meta_id=49075

Agenda: http://www.kauai.gov/Portals/0/Council/Agenda/committee/9-27-13_sp_committee_agenda.pdf?ver=2015-04-20-095143-543

Minutes: http://www.kauai.gov/Portals/0/Council/Documents/Committee%20Minutes/APP_MIN_9-27_EDR.pdf?ver=2015-04-20-121408-097

Video: http://kauai.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?view_id=2&clip_id=1134

http://kauai.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?view_id=2&clip_id=1199

Committee Report: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B43mvAFMJQpcQ2FpRFNFVXZtU0U/view?usp=sharing

10/08/2013 Special Council Meeting; Bill No. 2491, Draft 1; Meeting was recessed; this item was not taken up until 10/15/2013

Bill: http://kauai.granicus.com/MetaViewer.php?view_id=2&clip_id=1144&meta_id=53784

Agenda: http://www.kauai.gov/Portals/0/Council/Agenda/council/10-08-13_agenda%20morning%20sessin.pdf?ver=2015-04-20-101200-313

Minutes: http://www.kauai.gov/Portals/0/Council/Documents/Council%20Minutes/10-08-13_10-15-13_sp_cn_mtg_min.pdf?ver=2015-04-20-123005-400

Video: http://kauai.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?view_id=2&clip_id=1144

10/15/2013 Continued (10/08/2013) Special Council Meeting; Bill No. 2491, Draft 1 was amended to Bill No. 2491, Draft 2 and adopted on second and final reading

Bill: http://kauai.granicus.com/MetaViewer.php?view_id=2&clip_id=1150&meta_id=54445

Agenda: http://www.kauai.gov/Portals/0/Council/Agenda/council/cont._sp_cn_mtg_agenda_for_10-15-13.pdf?ver=2015-04-20-101934-117

Minutes: http://www.kauai.gov/Portals/0/Council/Documents/Council%20Minutes/10-08-13_10-15-13_sp_cn_mtg_min.pdf?ver=2015-04-20-123005-400

Video: http://kauai.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?view_id=2&clip_id=1150

11/07/2013 Special Council Meeting; C 2013-363 was received for the record; transmittal of Mayoral veto

Transmittal: http://kauai.granicus.com/MetaViewer.php?view_id=2&clip_id=1209&meta_id=55714

Agenda: http://www.kauai.gov/Portals/0/Council/Agenda/council/11-07-13_SP_CN_MTG%20readable.pdf?ver=2015-04-20-101349-570

Minutes: http://www.kauai.gov/Portals/0/Council/Documents/Council%20Minutes/11-07-13_sp_cn_mtg_min.pdf?ver=2015-04-20-123142-040

Video: http://kauai.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?view_id=2&clip_id=1209

11/07/2013 Special Council Meeting; Bill No. 2491, Draft 2; Mayoral Veto Laid on Table

Bill: http://kauai.granicus.com/MetaViewer.php?view_id=2&clip_id=1209&meta_id=55717

Agenda: http://www.kauai.gov/Portals/0/Council/Agenda/council/11-07-13_SP_CN_MTG%20readable.pdf?ver=2015-04-20-101349-570

Minutes: http://www.kauai.gov/Portals/0/Council/Documents/Council%20Minutes/11-07-13_sp_cn_mtg_min.pdf?ver=2015-04-20-123142-040

Video: http://kauai.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?view_id=2&clip_id=1209

11/14/2013 Special Council Meeting; Bill No. 2491, Draft 2; Meeting was recessed; action not taken until 11/16/2013

Bill: http://kauai.granicus.com/MetaViewer.php?view_id=2&clip_id=1216&meta_id=56496

Agenda: http://www.kauai.gov/Portals/0/Council/Agenda/council/11-14-13_Special_Council_Meeting.pdf?ver=2015-04-20-101349-580

Minutes: http://www.kauai.gov/Portals/0/Council/Documents/Council%20Minutes/11-14-13-11-16-13spcnmtgmin.pdf?ver=2015-04-20-123142-897

Video: http://kauai.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?view_id=2&clip_id=1216

11/16/2013 Continued (11/14/2013) Special Council Meeting; Bill No. 2491, Draft 2; Motion to override the Mayoral veto and approve Bill No. 2491, Draft 2 was approved 

Bill: http://kauai.granicus.com/MetaViewer.php?view_id=2&clip_id=1219&meta_id=56611

Agenda: http://www.kauai.gov/Portals/0/Council/Agenda/council/11-16-13_continued_sp_cn_mtg_agenda.pdf?ver=2015-04-20-101349-703

Minutes: http://www.kauai.gov/Portals/0/Council/Documents/Council%20Minutes/11-14-13-11-16-13spcnmtgmin.pdf?ver=2015-04-20-123142-897

Video: http://kauai.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?view_id=2&clip_id=1219

11/16/2013 Ordinance No. 960

Ordinance: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B43mvAFMJQpcV0Q1VmozZllfNnM/view?usp=sharing

08/25/2014 Ordinance No. 960 (Court Ruled Invalid)

Notice: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B43mvAFMJQpcZG1IaF9zUHd1b28/view?usp=sharing

PARTIAL COLLECTION OF GOOD VIDEO RESOURCES

10 minute interview “Why Bill 2491, an interview with Councilmember Gary Hooser (August 12, 2013):  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PbkobSufGPY

KAUAI Mana March through Lihue September 8, 2013:  Nice 3 minute overview of March:    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O7q8xawktJo

Short clip of gathering at Historical County building: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bqxUH5Fg3k0

Collection of speeches from march: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QDPuKeJeWLA

If you are not familiar with Gary Hooser’s personal and professional background or with the background concerning Bill 2491 and Kauai’s battle against the 4 largest chemical companies in the world, you might find this 16 minute video interesting and informative (June 2014):      http://tinyurl.com/qff9tlr

A high quality 4 minute video of history of the movement in Hawaii (April 2015): https://vimeo.com/125756488

Gary Hooser speaking at the Syngenta Shareholders Meeting in Basel Switzerland: “Withdraw Your Lawsuit Against County of Kaua`i!” (April 2015):  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e0zz7cV_Qe8

Excellent high quality 23 minute video (July 2015) : ʻĀINA “That Which Feeds Us”    https://vimeo.com/130279788

Below is a “local media time-line” containing the majority of the news articles published on Bill 2491 and related issues by The Garden Island Newspaper, as well as some articles published in Civil Beat.  There are uncountable other news reports from other media in Hawaii, nationally and internationally that I will attempt to document at a future point in time.  Please suggest in the comment section any other news accounts that were written during the passage of 2491 or that are directly relevant to the Bill/Law and its past or present status.

June 21, 2013 – The Garden Island Newspaper ‘Hooser introduces GMO billhttp://thegardenisland.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/hooser-introduces-gmo-bill/article_b86ae096-da42-11e2-a764-0019bb2963f4.html

June 26, 2013 – The Garden Island Newspaper ‘Council to hear GMO bill today’ http://thegardenisland.com/news/local/council-to-hear-gmo-bill-today/article_df48952e-de24-11e2-80c5-0019bb2963f4.html

June 27, 2013 – The Garden Island Newspaper ‘GMO bill draws split crowd’  http://thegardenisland.com/news/local/gmo-bill-draws-split-crowd/article_675cc33c-def1-11e2-83e7-0019bb2963f4.html

June 28, 2013 – The Garden Island Newspaper ‘GMO bill clears first readinghttp://thegardenisland.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/gmo-bill-clears-first-reading/article_3e7fc7a8-df6d-11e2-8a96-0019bb2963f4.html

July 14, 2013 – The Garden Island Newspaper ‘Attorney: Pesticides at WCMS violate federal lawhttp://thegardenisland.com/news/local/attorney-pesticides-at-wcms-violates-federal-law/article_c8a4e728-ec48-11e2-8bc7-0019bb2963f4.html

July 17, 2013 – The Garden Island Newspaper ‘Hearing July 31 for bill 2491http://thegardenisland.com/news/local/hearing-july-for-bill/article_b110063e-ee9f-11e2-a6e6-0019bb2963f4.html

July 27, 2013 – The Garden Island Newspaper “Friends of ag launch ‘save Kauai farms’ campaign”  http://thegardenisland.com/news/local/friends-of-ag-launch-save-kauai-farms-campaign/article_d77872b6-f66f-11e2-be39-001a4bcf887a.html

August 1, 2013 – The Garden Island Newspaper ‘GMO issue heats up’ http://thegardenisland.com/news/local/gmo-issue-heats-up/article_255cf608-fa73-11e2-8139-0019bb2963f4.html

August 1, 2013 – The Garden Island Newspaper ‘Red vs Blue’ http://thegardenisland.com/news/local/red-vs-blue/article_b7c7f0de-fa72-11e2-a41e-0019bb2963f4.html

August 2, 2013 – The Garden Island Newspaper ‘GMO bill moves to committee on Monday’ http://thegardenisland.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/gmo-bill-moves-to-committee-on-monday/article_ecdbebca-fb41-11e2-b965-0019bb2963f4.html

August 6, 2013 – The Garden Island Newspaper ‘GMO bill deferredhttp://thegardenisland.com/news/local/gmo-bill-deferred/article_6ac0833e-fe62-11e2-9207-0019bb2963f4.html

August 19, 2013 – The Garden Island Newspaper ‘Attorney offers to defend county over 2491’ http://thegardenisland.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/attorney-offers-to-defend-county-over/article_d932c5ac-172b-11e3-a90c-0019bb2963f4.html

August 31, 2013 – OpEd by Gary Hooser in The Garden Island Newspaper ‘The ebb and flow of Bill 2491 – people, industry and state neglect’  http://thegardenisland.com/news/opinion/guest/the-ebb-and-flow-of-bill-people-industry-and-state/article_c97c2236-30d2-11e4-aa54-001a4bcf887a.html

September 4, 2013 – The Garden Island Newspaper ‘Massive march set for Sunday’ http://thegardenisland.com/news/local/massive-march-set-for-sunday/article_d54d86da-152c-11e3-bdd0-001a4bcf887a.html

September 5, 2013 – The Garden Island Newspaper ‘Katayama cleared for testimony’ http://thegardenisland.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/katayama-cleared-for-testimony-on/article_60af043e-15f4-11e3-a234-001a4bcf887a.html

September 6, 2013 – The Garden Island Newspaper ‘Bill 2491 goes behind closed doors’ http://thegardenisland.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/bill-goes-behind-closed-doors/article_e54b37e2-16c3-11e3-a11f-001a4bcf887a.html

September 6, 2013 – The Garden Island Newspaper ‘Crosby, Nash and guests treat Kauai’ http://thegardenisland.com/entertainment/tgif/crosby-nash-guests-treat-kauai/article_72c4dcc2-16b5-11e3-9a0a-001a4bcf887a.html

September 9, 2013 – The Garden Island Newspaper ‘Mana march draws thousands’ http://thegardenisland.com/news/local/mana-march-draws-thousands/article_04ff6c36-190b-11e3-b902-001a4bcf887a.html

September 9, 2013 – Civil Beat ‘Kauai’s passionate anti-GMO march aims to sway local biotech vote’  http://www.civilbeat.com/2013/09/19855-kauais-passionate-anti-gmo-march-aims-to-sway-local-biotech-vote/

September 10, 2013 – The Garden Island Newspaper ‘Compromise in doubt on 2491’ http://thegardenisland.com/news/local/compromise-in-doubt-on/article_bb802206-19e3-11e3-b65a-001a4bcf887a.html

September 10, 2013 – The Garden Island Newspaper ‘Floodgates open to amendments to GMO bill’ http://thegardenisland.com/news/local/flood-gates-open-to-amendments-to-gmo-bill/article_4e86b278-19e3-11e3-a7cb-001a4bcf887a.html

September 11, 2013 – The Garden Island Newspaper ‘Council defers bill 2491, againhttp://thegardenisland.com/news/local/council-defers-bill-again/article_675f717c-1aa1-11e3-b494-0019bb2963f4.html

September 19, 2013 – The Garden Island Newspaper ‘Mana march costs the county’ http://thegardenisland.com/news/local/mana-march-costs-county/article_e704f14c-20f3-11e3-8a3a-001a4bcf887a.html

September 24, 2013 – The Garden Island Newspaper ‘Governor: State not County should tackle pesticides’ http://thegardenisland.com/news/local/governor-state-not-county-should-tackle-pesticides/article_cce5e5f2-24e3-11e3-9359-001a4bcf887a.html

September 25, 2013 – The Garden Island Newspaper ‘Abercrombie stirs pesticide debate’ http://thegardenisland.com/news/local/abercrombie-stirs-pesticide-debate/article_e3a596f6-25ac-11e3-85c9-001a4bcf887a.html

September 25, 2013 – Civil Beat ‘Governor wades into Hawaii pesticide debate as Kauai poised to take action’ http://www.civilbeat.com/2013/09/19986-gov-wades-into-hawaii-pesticide-debate-as-kauai-poised-to-take-action/

September 27, 2013 – The Garden Island Newspaper ‘DOH: Kauai rates not unusual.’  http://thegardenisland.com/news/local/doh-kauai-cancer-rates-not-unusual/article_1051143a-2744-11e3-b93c-0019bb2963f4.html

September 29, 2013 – The Garden Island Newspaper ‘2491 amended’ http://thegardenisland.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/amended/article_6421cc64-288c-11e3-8593-0019bb2963f4.html

October 3, 2013 – Civil Beat ‘Local attorneys lend support to GMO and pesticides bill’ http://www.civilbeat.com/2013/10/local-attorneys-lend-support-to-kauai-gmo-and/

October 8, 2013 – The Garden Island Newspaper ‘Full Council takes on 2491http://thegardenisland.com/news/local/full-council-takes-on/article_f29861da-2fe2-11e3-b6db-001a4bcf887a.html

October 9, 2013 – The Garden Island Newspaper ‘Mayor calls for 2491 delayhttp://thegardenisland.com/news/local/mayor-calls-for-delay/article_215be59c-30aa-11e3-8028-0019bb2963f4.html

October 10, 2013 – The Garden Island Newspaper ‘To defer or not to defer’ http://thegardenisland.com/news/local/to-defer-or-not-to-defer/article_3e94af02-3179-11e3-b31b-001a4bcf887a.html

October 15, 2013 – Civil Beat – ‘Does Hawaii’s failure to enforce pesticide use justify action by Kauai? http://www.civilbeat.com/2013/10/20066-does-hawaiis-failure-to-enforce-pesticide-use-justify-kauais-action/

October 16, 2013 – The Garden Island Newspaper ‘Undecided’ http://thegardenisland.com/news/local/undecided/article_51100f7e-3628-11e3-8eb4-001a4bcf887a.html

October 17, 2013 – The Garden Island Newspaper ‘Passed’ http://thegardenisland.com/news/local/passed/article_0e8411ce-36f4-11e3-955f-001a4bcf887a.html

October 18, 2013 – The Garden Island Newspaper ‘Bill 2491 sent to mayor’ http://thegardenisland.com/news/local/bill-sent-to-mayor/article_3d4582d6-37c1-11e3-9543-0019bb2963f4.html

October 20, 2013 – The Garden Island Newspaper ‘Attorneys to mayor: Sign 2491http://thegardenisland.com/news/local/attorneys-to-mayor-sign-bill/article_51454254-394b-11e3-bd49-0019bb2963f4.html

October 20, 2013 – The Garden Island Newspaper ‘Draft spells out rules for bill 2491’ http://thegardenisland.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/draft-spells-out-rules-for-bill/article_9d471e6c-53c6-11e3-9e76-001a4bcf887a.html

October 29, 2013 – The Garden Island Newspaper ‘Deadline looms for bill 2491 decision’ http://thegardenisland.com/news/local/deadline-looms-for-bill-decision/article_b2267040-4065-11e3-b8c6-001a4bcf887a.html

October 31, 2013 – The Garden Island Newspaper ‘The Mayor Vetoes 2491’ http://thegardenisland.com/mayor-vetoes-bill/article_133781ae-4277-11e3-93f4-001a4bcf887a.html

November 1, 2013 – The Garden Island Newspaper ‘Mayor rejects bill says it’s legally flawed’ http://thegardenisland.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/mayor-rejects-bill-says-it-s-legally-flawed/article_2be98f6c-42c7-11e3-92bf-0019bb2963f4.html

November 3, 2013 – The Garden Island Newspaper ‘Mayor reportedly threatenedhttp://thegardenisland.com/news/local/mayor-reportedly-threatened/article_3114887c-4450-11e3-bbdd-0019bb2963f4.html

November 5, 2013 – The Garden Island Newspaper ‘Search begins to fill new council seat’ http://thegardenisland.com/news/local/search-begins-to-fill-council-seat/article_16a717fc-45e5-11e3-b323-0019bb2963f4.html

November 6, 2013 – The Garden Island Newspaper “Legal dust up’ http://thegardenisland.com/news/local/legal-dust-up/article_a5166bec-46a7-11e3-a5b0-0019bb2963f4.html

November 6, 2013 – The Garden Island Newspaper “Pressure mounts as special meeting approaches’ http://thegardenisland.com/news/local/pressure-mounts-as-special-meeting-approaches/article_00191e1e-46a7-11e3-9ece-0019bb2963f4.html

November 7, 2013 – The Garden Island Newspaper ‘Decision on pesticide study delayed’ http://thegardenisland.com/news/local/decision-on-pesticide-study-delayed/article_a5583b6e-477c-11e3-b321-001a4bcf887a.html

November 7, 2013 – The Garden Island Newspaper ‘County heightens securityhttp://thegardenisland.com/news/local/county-heightens-security/article_addf41f0-477d-11e3-8d7d-001a4bcf887a.html

November 8, 2013 – The Garden Island Newspaper ‘One final vote’ http://thegardenisland.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/one-final-vote/article_b301eef4-4844-11e3-9437-001a4bcf887a.html

November 10, 2013 – The Garden Island Newspaper ‘Adios to aloha?’ http://thegardenisland.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/adios-to-aloha/article_8808310a-49dd-11e3-8f4b-001a4bcf887a.html

November 13, 2013 – State Department of Agriculture Press Release announcing Kauai Good Neighbor Program  http://hdoa.hawaii.gov/blog/main/state-develops-voluntary-guidelines-for-pesticides-use-on-kauai/

November 14, 2013 – The Garden Island Newspaper ‘Yes or no on override, respect please’  http://thegardenisland.com/news/opinion/editorial/yes-or-no-on-override-respect-please/article_11f05d1c-4cfd-11e3-8bc2-0019bb2963f4.html

November 14, 2013 – Civil Beat – ‘Kauai poised for override vote on GMO pesticide bill’ http://www.civilbeat.com/2013/11/kauai-poised-for-override-vote-on-gmo-pesticide-bill/

November 15, 2013 – The Garden Island Newspaper ‘Waiting on the seventh’ http://thegardenisland.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/waiting-on-the-seventh/article_829570b0-4dd0-11e3-b1ae-001a4bcf887a.html

November 16, 2013: Civil Beat – ‘Kauai’s GMO and Pesticide Bill Is Set to Become Law After Veto Overridehttp://www.civilbeat.com/2013/11/20426-kauais-gmo-and-pesticide-bill-is-set-to-become-law-after-veto-override/

November 17, 2013 The Garden Island Newspaper ‘Overrode’ http://thegardenisland.com/news/local/overrode/article_0d7f22fc-4f52-11e3-9b90-001a4bcf887a.html

November 19, 2013 The Garden Island Newspaper ‘Legal options – next step’ http://thegardenisland.com/mobile/article_c95529dc-50e1-11e3-99a3-0019bb2963f4.html

November 19, 2013 Hawaii Tribune Herald (Big Island of Hawaii) ’Council passes gmo bill’ http://hawaiitribune-herald.com/sections/news/local-news/council-passes-gmo-bill.html

December 4, 2013: The Garden Island – ‘Voluntary Disclosure Begins’ “Responding to a whirlwind of activity surrounding Bill 2491, the state unveiled the voluntary program via a press release Nov. 13 — just days before the Kauai County Council passed its own measure into law.” http://thegardenisland.com/news/local/disclosure-begins/article_21b74424-5caf-11e3-bfef-0019bb2963f4.html

December 6, 2013 – Civil Beat ‘Maui may become Hawaii’s next battlefield over GMOs and pesticides’   http://www.civilbeat.com/2013/12/20590-maui-may-become-hawaiis-next-battlefield-over-gmos-and-pesticides/

December 24, 2013: The Garden Island – ‘Impact study to start’ http://thegardenisland.com/mobile/article_dd140196-6c5c-11e3-89bc-001a4bcf887a.html

January 11, 2014 – Civil Beat – ‘Supporters of Kauai GMO, pesticide law react to biotech lawsuit’ http://www.civilbeat.com/2014/01/biotech-giants-sue-kauai-over-pesticides-gmo-law/

January 11, 2014 – Civil Beat – ‘Biotech giants sue Kauai over pesticides, GMO lawhttp://www.civilbeat.com/2014/01/supporters-of-kauais-gmo-pesticides-law-react-to/

January 12, 2014 – The Garden Island Newspaper ‘Lawsuit filed’ http://thegardenisland.com/news/local/lawsuit-filed/article_fc42413e-7b4f-11e3-86c7-0019bb2963f4.html

February16, 2014 – The Garden Island Newspaper ‘BASF on board’ http://thegardenisland.com/mobile/article_5b08ef1e-96cc-11e3-8701-001a4bcf887a.html

February 25, 2014 – The Garden Island Newspaper ‘Lawsuit defenders could growhttp://thegardenisland.com/news/local/lawsuit-defenders-could-grow/article_250d2aae-9de5-11e3-b999-001a4bcf887a.html

April 13, 2014 – The Garden Island Newspaper – ‘Hearing Monday to determine intervention in 2491 litigation’  http://thegardenisland.com/news/local/hearing-monday-to-determine-intervention-in-bill-litigation/article_401946de-c2d4-11e3-8fce-0019bb2963f4.html

April 15, 2014 – The Garden Island Newspaper – “Hooser: ‘big win’ for Kauaihttp://thegardenisland.com/news/local/hooser-big-win-for-kauai/article_dafef7e8-c464-11e3-9a28-0019bb2963f4.html

April 22, 2014 – The Garden Island Newspaper “Attorneys:2491 backers ‘eco terrorists’ http://thegardenisland.com/news/local/attorneys-backers-eco-terrorists/article_552923f6-c9e5-11e3-af5e-001a4bcf887a.html

April 24, 2014 – The Garden Island Newspaper ‘Petition seeks more regulation for GMO users’ http://thegardenisland.com/news/local/petition-seeks-more-regulation-for-gmo-users/article_33e06766-cb7c-11e3-b56c-0019bb2963f4.html

August 25, 2014 – Civil Beat – ‘Federal judge invalidates Kauai’s anti-GMO law’ http://www.civilbeat.com/2014/08/court-declares-invalid-kauai-ordinance-regulating-gmos-pesticides/

November 4, 2014 – Civil Beat – ‘Maui GMO farming ban sqeaks by’ http://www.civilbeat.com/2014/11/1000-votes-maui-gmo-farming-ban-squeaks-by/

November 27, 2014 The Garden Island Newspaper ‘Judge tosses big island GMO law’ http://thegardenisland.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/judge-tosses-big-island-gmo-law/article_d9bc31d0-7601-11e4-8c0b-bf7f34cf80a6.html

December 4, 2014 The Garden Island Newspaper ‘Mayor vetoes ‘ag’ bill’ http://thegardenisland.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/mayor-vetoes-ag-bill/article_59f5ecce-7b84-11e4-add7-bf1995600f61.html

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About garyhooser

This blog represents my thoughts as an individual person. I presently serve now as a volunteer President of the Hawaii Alliance for Progressive Action (H.A.P.A.) www.hapahi.org In a past life I was an elected member of the Kauai County Council, a Hawaii State Senator and Majority Leader and the Director of Environmental Quality Control for the State of Hawaii - in an even earlier incarnation I was an entrepreneur and small business owner. Yes, I am one of the luckiest guys on the planet. “Come to the edge.” “We can’t. We’re afraid.” “Come to the edge.” “We can’t. We will fall!” “Come to the edge.” And they came. And he pushed them. And they flew. - Christopher Logue (b.1926)
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2 Responses to An almost complete history of Bill No. 2491, its path through the Kauai County Council legislative process – Regulating Pesticide Use and GMO Disclosure. Includes a collection of video and media source documents.

  1. sharrydouglas says:

    Wow! It’s insane when you see just how long there has been- not just stalling- but blatant sabotaging of a bill that wants to be passed, so it can do what it was created to do: allow us to be informed, so we can make healthy choices. Gary thank you for ALL that you do and for summarizing your long and challenging journey on our behalf!

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