INDEX - HEALTH ID# 0621-01



POSTED: 28 February 2006 - 9:00am

For the health & beauty of Kauai

State & County transportation departments are massive users of herbicides in public spaces


No Spray Supporters
by Ron & Peggy Kady on 27 February 2006

We need people to request a hearing for SB2637. This is a bill relating to herbicide use along public roadsides. If it passes, all departments and agencies responsible for the maintenance of public roadsides would adopt non-chemical
and integrated vegetation management programs.

Herbicide use would be reduced:
25% by Jan. 1, 2007
50% by Jan. 1, 2008
100% by Jan. 1, 2009

The last day to hear a bill for this year is this Friday March 3, 2006. The notification of a hearing needs to be posted at least 72 hours before the hearing. This means by tomorrow Feb. 28,2006.

If you are able to help, please email each Chair tonight or tomorrow.
Gary Hooser would also like a copy.

You can also call by using the toll free access #274-3141 and then
ask the operator to connect you to the correct senator's office.

Committee on Energy, Environment, and International Affairs
Chair Senator Kalani English

Committee on Transportation and Government
Chair Senator Russell Kokubun

Gary Hooser requested a joint hearing last week. His office said that if more people will respond with a request as soon as possible, the Chair could see that there is a great deal of support and be moved to set a hearing date.

Mahalo for all your support!

Peggy Kadey

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