HB 100 (BR 224) - J. Barrows, R. Thomas, P. Clark, M. Denham, S. Nunn, K. Stein, K. Upchurch, R. Webb
AN ACT relating to industrial hemp.
Create new sections of KRS Chapter 260 to create an industrial hemp research program to conduct research on industrial hemp as an agricultural product in Kentucky; direct that the research program shall be administered by the Department of Agriculture working cooperatively with a selected Kentucky university or universities' agricultural research program; use the Council on Postsecondary Education to select the site of the program; allow all universities with agriculture departments to apply and be considered by the Council on Postsecondary Education for the location of the industrial hemp research program; create the Industrial Hemp Commission to monitor the industrial hemp research program, issue a report, and make recommendations to the Governor, the Interim Joint Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources and the LRC by December 15, 2001; direct the state of Kentucky to adopt the current federal rules and regulations regarding industrial hemp and any subsequent changes; establish an "industrial hemp program fund" to offset the costs of this marketing and research.
HB 100 - AMENDMENTS
HCS - Retain original provisions; amend the directives of the industrial hemp research program to focus on agronomy field trials of industrial hemp plant varieties, including soils, growing conditions and suitability for Kentucky; add a directive for the research program to conduct seed research.
HFA (1, J. Barrows) - Retain original provisions; amend section 3, subsection 1 to clarify that the Department of Agriculture will only do promotion and marketing of Kentucky industrial hemp research and products after the industrial hemp research program and the Industrial Hemp Commission have been established and that adequate funding is available from the industrial hemp program fund; amend section 3 to clarify the roles of the department and the university or universities research programs; amend section 3 to clarify the role of the research program in research rather than marketing; amend section 3, subsection 6 to clarify that the department and the research program are not required to do fund raising; and amend section 9 by allowing the industrial hemp program fund to be used to offset the costs of the Kentucky Industrial Hemp Commission.
SFA (1, E. Harris) - Retain original provisions of bill; amend section 7 to require the Industrial Hemp Commission to report annually; amend section 7 to require reports to also be sent to the Interim Joint Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources.
SFA (2, D. Kelly) - Retain original provisions; amend section 3 to require the university or universities selected for the industrial hemp research program to notify the Kentucky State Police headquarters and local barracks as well as all other local law enforcement agencies of the size, duration and location of all industrial hemp plots.
Jan 4-introduced in House
Jan 5-to Agriculture and Small Business (H)
Feb 6-posting waived
Feb 7-posted in committee
Feb 8-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
Feb 9-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Monday, February 12, 2001
Feb 13-floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute
Feb 14-3rd reading, passed 66-32 with Committee Substitute, floor amendment (1)
Feb 15-received in Senate
Feb 19-to Agriculture and Natural Resources (S)
Feb 22-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar; floor amendments (1) and (2) filed
Feb 23-2nd reading, to Rules
Feb 27-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Monday, March 5, 2001
Mar 5-passed over and retained in the Orders of the Day
Mar 7-3rd reading, passed 26-11 with floor amendments (1) and (2) ; received in House; posted for passage for concurrence in Senate floor amendments (1) and (2)
Mar 8-House concurred in Senate floor amendments (1) and (2) ; passed 68-28
Mar 9-enrolled, signed by each presiding officer, delivered to Governor
Mar 20-signed by Governor (Acts ch. 138)