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Split vote kills plan to bolster farm rights

The bill sought to halt counties' efforts to restrict modern practices

By Derrick DePledge

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Feb 05, 2014

~~<p>Right-to-farm legislation is likely dead for this session after the chairman of the Senate Agriculture Committee on Tuesday failed to get enough votes for a procedural move to keep the idea afloat.</p>
<p>Sen. Clarence Nishi&shy;hara, the committee's chairman, tried to insert right-to-farm language into a bill that was carried over from last session, a tactical move intended to get a public hearing. But the committee was split 3-3, so the move failed.</p>
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Right-to-farm legislation is likely dead for this session after the chairman of the Senate Agriculture Committee on Tuesday failed to get enough votes for a procedural move to keep the idea afloat.

Sen. Clarence Nishi­hara, the committee's chairman, tried to insert right-to-farm language into a bill that was carried over from last session, a tactical move intended to get a public hearing. But the committee was split 3-3, so the move failed. Login for more...



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