Flood gates open to amendments to Hawaii’s GMO bill

Bill 2491 went through the first round of amendments at the Kauai County Council Wednesday.

The bill passed first reading June 28, and has since gone through a lengthy public hearing, one committee meeting and a few executive sessions.

By late afternoon, the council’s Economic Development Committee threw a slew of potential amendments up for discussion.

Councilwoman JoAnn Yukimura, by request of Councilman Tim Bynum, an ex-officio committee member, introduced an amendment to clean up language, add clarity and reduce to 48 from 72 hours the period that spraying notice must be given.

As deliberations ensued, Committee Chair Gary Hooser said he suspended the rules in order to allow for a “robust discussion,” which included other potential amendments.

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