Coffee bill gutted and replaced with request for study

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  • Bags of Royal Kona Coffee are labeled with "10% Kona coffee blend" at Target in Hilo. A bill that would have set tighter limits on using Hawaii location names to sell coffee cleared now requests the state study the impacts of such a move. (Hawaii Tribube-Herald/file photo)

  • Coffee cherry of all colors was found growing along a road in North Kona in this file photo. A bill that would have set tighter limits on using Hawaii location names to sell coffee cleared now requests the state study the impacts of such a move. (CHELSEA JENSEN/West Hawaii Today file photo)

A bill that would have set tighter limits on using Hawaii location names to sell coffee cleared now requests the state study the impacts of such a move.