Big Mahalo's from the farming community going out to Sen. Kalani English for his introduction to this bill. Kalani has attended our Maui Gatherings and has been a supporter of our efforts within Hawaii Farmers Union United. Below is the article and a link to its source.
Vincent Mina, President of MFUU

Subject: Bill to Promote Agricultural Tourism Activities Becomes Law

Honolulu- Senate Bill (SB) 2341, Relating to Land Use, became law yesterday without the Governor's signature.  The measure allows agricultural tourism activities, including certain overnight accommodations of twenty-one days or less, in agricultural districts for any one stay within Maui County.
The intent of the SB 2341 is to enable Maui County to make their own determinations regarding the allowance of certain activities on, or uses of, land in agricultural districts.  To assist in this effort the measure provides that the county adopt ordinances setting forth procedures and requirements for the review and permitting of agricultural tourism uses and activities.
The enactment of Senate Bill 2341 provides a wealth of opportunity for Maui County farmers and ranchers as well as the greater community," said Senator English, who introduced the measure. "Agricultural Tourism serves as a means of additional economic activity for agricultural communities as well as a learning vehicle for many people who might not otherwise have a connection to agriculture." Senator English represents Hana, East and Upcountry Maui, Moloka'i, Lana'i and Kaho'olawe. 

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