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HB1545 to be heard tomorrow: Hawaii Legislators’ frozen bread bill
By Grassroot Institute @ 2:19 PM :: 4429 Views :: Energy, Environment

2011 House and Senate Bills (Relating to government being in the ‘label’ business)

State government in the ‘label’ business

If you search the word “label” on the Hawaii state legislative Web site, 30 results show up, thus confirming the fact that our lawmakers are definitely in the “label” business.

Check it out here: http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2011/searchstatus.asp?query=label&currpage=1

Two examples of “label” bills are:

  • HB1545, relating to fresh and frozen bread, requires bread products that have been baked and then frozen to be labeled "previously frozen" and prohibits bread that has been frozen to be labeled or advertised as "fresh"; and
  • HB1552, relating to coffee, restricts the use of the geographic origin of Hawaii-grown coffee on coffee labels, to be effective July 1, 2020.

Both of these bills, along with several others, are scheduled to be heard by the House committee on Consumer Protection & Commerce on Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2011, at 2:05 p.m. in House conference room 325.

See the status of these bills at:

Send comments to all the state Senators and Representatives about these or any other measures at:

Or find your individual Senator or Representative at:

Start a discussion at http://www.HawaiiVotes.org or on HawaiiVotes Facebook.

Hawaii Votes is a free public service of the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii. Its purpose is to inform citizens, community leaders, business people, media, and public officials about legislation that affects their families, schools, jobs and communities. The site empowers citizens to take a more active part in the democratic process, and hold their elected representatives accountable. Hawaii Votes gives users instant access to concise, plain language and objective descriptions of bills, substantive amendments, and votes that take place in the Hawaii Legislature. Unlike any other bill tracking utility, Hawaii Votes is unique because all legislative actions are described - not just those selected by a particular interest group. It is searchable by legislator, keyword, and 50 subject categories, so users can create their own custom "voting record guide."

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