Important agricultural lands ("IAL") legislation is codified under HRS §§ 205-41, et. seq, and proposed rule changes to implement IAL are found under HAR chapter 15-15. The objective of IAL legislation is to "identify and plan for the maintenance of a strategic agricultural land resource base that can support a diversity of agricultural activities and opportunities that expand agricultural income and job opportunities and increase agricultural self-sufficiency for current and future generations." HRS § 205-42. In order to promote IAL, the statute also provides for certain landowner incentives. Id.
Here are some articles written about IAL policy and implementation:
- Historic Decision at the Land Use Commission; First IAL Designation
- 2008 Legislative Session Round Up (discussing proposed SB2646 SD2 HD2 CD1)
- 2008 Legislative Update: Crossover and Second Lateral (discussing various legislative proposals)
NRS will hold its meeting on Tuesday, November 16, 2010, from noon to 1:00 p.m. at the HSBA conference room (located on the 10th floor of Alakea Corporate Tower, 1100 Alakea Street).