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Food

HB1969 Establishes the shade tree program in the Department of Education to support educational activities and encourage propagation of native shade trees for planting in department schools. Appropriates funds for the program and to establish an arborist position.

Food

HB1775 Beginning with the 2024-2025 school year, requires the Department of Education to provide free breakfast and lunch to all students enrolled in department schools. Appropriates funds.

Food

HB2083 Authorizes the Department of Education to establish a recognition program to incentivize schools to submit to the Department a plan for the school to reach the local farm to school meal goal of thirty per cent of food served in the school to consist of locally sourced products by 2030. Requires public high schools under the Department of Education to provide plantbased meals as an option under the school meals program.

Infrastructure

SB2948 Authorizes residential uses in areas zoned for commercial to be considered permitted as long as the residential use is limited by ordinance to floors above the ground floor of a building or structure and development standards are met. Exempts areas zoned under the Hawaiʻi Community Development Authority. Requires each county to adopt ordinances that allow for adaptive reuse of existing commercial buildings in the county's building codes. Requires counties to facilitate compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act when adopting an adaptive reuse building code ordinance.

Food

SB2817 Makes an appropriation to the University of Hawaiʻi to establish 5 full-time equivalent (5.0 FTE) faculty positions at the College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources. Declares that the appropriation exceeds the state general fund expenditure ceiling for 2024-2025.

Infrastructure

HB 2614 Requires agencies that issue building permits to use SolarAPP+, an online platform to process applications for solar panels.
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