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New law creates opportunities for Hawaii food entrepreneurs

The governor signs a Grassroot-backed bill that lets home cooks sell their products online, by mail and through third parties A bill supported by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii was among almost a dozen bills relating to agriculture signed into law on Wednesday by Gov. Josh Green. HB2144 frees local

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Minimize role of DOH in HB2144 cottage foods bill

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration on April 2, 2024, by the Senate Committee on Ways and Means and Senate Committee on Commerce and Consumer Protection. ______________ April 2, 2024, 10 a.m. Hawaii State Capitol Conference Room 211 and Videoconference To: Senate Committee

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Proposed change to HB2144 could thwart cottage foods

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the Senate Committee on Agriculture and Environment on March 15, 2024. ______________ March 15, 2024, 1 p.m. Hawaii State Capitol Conference Room 224 and Videoconference To: Senate Committee on Agriculture and Environment       Sen.

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SB2106 key to expanding local ‘value-added’ products’

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the Senate Committees on Ways and Means and Commerce and Consumer Protection on March 1, 2024. ______________ March 1, 2024, 9:50 a.m. Hawaii State Capitol Conference Room 211 and Videoconference To: Senate Committee on Ways and

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Pass HB2144 HD1 to make it easier to sell homemade foods

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the House Committee on Finance on Feb. 22, 2024. ___________ Feb. 22, 2024, 1 p.m. Hawaii State Capitol Conference Room 308 and Videoconference To: House Committee on Finance       Rep. Kyle T. Yamashita, Chair

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HB1591 would give boost to small-scale food operators

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the House Committees on Health and Homelessness and Consumer Protection and Commerce on Feb. 13, 2024. _____________ Feb. 13, 2024, 2:00 p.m. Hawaii State Capitol Conference Room 329 and Videoconference To: House Committee on Health &

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SB2106 would relax rules on homemade food businesses

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the Senate Committee on Agriculture and the Environment on Feb. 2, 2024. ___________ Feb. 2, 2024, 1 p.m. Hawaii State Capitol Conference Room 224 and Videoconference To: Senate Committee on Agriculture and Environment        Sen. Mike

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New law creates opportunities for Hawaii food entrepreneurs

The governor signs a Grassroot-backed bill that lets home cooks sell their products online, by mail and through third parties A bill supported by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii was among almost a dozen bills relating to agriculture signed into law on Wednesday by Gov. Josh Green. HB2144 frees local

Read More →

Minimize role of DOH in HB2144 cottage foods bill

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration on April 2, 2024, by the Senate Committee on Ways and Means and Senate Committee on Commerce and Consumer Protection. ______________ April 2, 2024, 10 a.m. Hawaii State Capitol Conference Room 211 and Videoconference To: Senate Committee

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Proposed change to HB2144 could thwart cottage foods

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the Senate Committee on Agriculture and Environment on March 15, 2024. ______________ March 15, 2024, 1 p.m. Hawaii State Capitol Conference Room 224 and Videoconference To: Senate Committee on Agriculture and Environment       Sen.

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SB2106 key to expanding local ‘value-added’ products’

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the Senate Committees on Ways and Means and Commerce and Consumer Protection on March 1, 2024. ______________ March 1, 2024, 9:50 a.m. Hawaii State Capitol Conference Room 211 and Videoconference To: Senate Committee on Ways and

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Pass HB2144 HD1 to make it easier to sell homemade foods

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the House Committee on Finance on Feb. 22, 2024. ___________ Feb. 22, 2024, 1 p.m. Hawaii State Capitol Conference Room 308 and Videoconference To: House Committee on Finance       Rep. Kyle T. Yamashita, Chair

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HB1591 would give boost to small-scale food operators

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the House Committees on Health and Homelessness and Consumer Protection and Commerce on Feb. 13, 2024. _____________ Feb. 13, 2024, 2:00 p.m. Hawaii State Capitol Conference Room 329 and Videoconference To: House Committee on Health &

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SB2106 would relax rules on homemade food businesses

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the Senate Committee on Agriculture and the Environment on Feb. 2, 2024. ___________ Feb. 2, 2024, 1 p.m. Hawaii State Capitol Conference Room 224 and Videoconference To: Senate Committee on Agriculture and Environment        Sen. Mike

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