Senate Committees Hear Bill that Standardizes Permissible Dwellings on Designated Ag Lands

In response to state-wide concerns regarding residential development on designated agriculture lands, the Senate Committees on Water, Land and Agriculture and Judiciary and Hawaiian Affairs, heard testimony on SB 3097 on February 22nd. The bill, introduced by Senator Russell Kokobun, calls for counties to standardize requirements for building homes on state ag land and grandfathers in existing dwellings and previously authorized projects.