NOTICE OF PUBLICATION AND NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
Notice is hereby given that the Council of the County of Kaua’i will hold a public hearing on Thursday, January 12, 2017, at 1:30 p.m., or soon thereafter, at the Council Chambers, 4396 Rice Street, Room 201, Historic County Building, Lihu’e, on the following:
Bill No. 2643
A BILL FOR AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND THE KAUA’I COUNTY CODE 1987, AS AMENDED, BY REPEALING ARTICLE 23 OF CHAPTER 22, RELATING TO PESTICIDES AND GENETICALLY MODIFIED ORGANISMS
Bill No. 2643 reads in part as follows: “The Kaua’i County Council finds that by Judgment issued in Syngenta Seeds, Inc., et al. v. County of Kaua’i, Civ. No. 14-00014 BMK (D. Haw. filed Aug. 25, 2014), the Court declared Ordinance No. 960, codified as Chapter 22, Article 23 of the Kaua’i County Code 1987, as amended, “is preempted by state law and is therefore invalid.” On November 18, 2016, the District Court’s Judgment was affirmed by the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in Syngenta Seeds, Inc., et al. v. County of Kaua’i et al., No. 14-16833, D.C. No. 1:14-cv-00014-BMK. Accordingly, the purpose of this Bill is to repeal the invalid law.”
All interested persons who wish to present their comments may do so at the public hearing. Written testimony prior to the hearing would be appreciated. Written testimony can be submitted to the Office of the County Clerk, Council Services Division by mail, facsimile, or via E-mail to email@example.com. Copies of the Bill are available at the Office of the County Clerk, Council Services Division.
(The Council Committee or Council may amend this Bill at its subsequent meetings. Meeting notices are posted at least six (6) days in advance at the County Clerk’s Office and the public may also testify at any of these meetings.)
CERTIFICATE OF THE COUNTY CLERK
I hereby certify that the foregoing Bill No. 2643 was passed on first reading and ordered to print by the Council of the County of Kaua’i at its meeting held on December 14, 2016, by the following vote:
AYES: Chock, Kagawa, Kaneshiro, Kawakami, Yukimura, Rapozo
TOTAL – 6,
NOES: None TOTAL – 0,
EXCUSED & NOT VOTING: None TOTAL – 0.
RECUSED & NOT VOTING: Brun TOTAL – 1.
Lihu’e, Hawai’i /s/ Jade K. Fountain-Tanigawa
December 15, 2016 County Clerk, County of Kaua’i
NOTE: SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS AND SIGN LANGUAGE INTERPRETER AND INTERPRETERS FOR NON-ENGLISH SPEAKING PERSONS ARE AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST FIVE (5) DAYS PRIOR TO THE MEETING DATE, TO THE COUNTY CLERK, 4396 RICE STREET, SUITE 209, LIHU’E, KAUA’I, HAWAI’I, 96766. TELEPHONE NO. (808) 241-4188. FACSIMILE NO. (808) 241-6349.