SB15-196 - Industrial Hemp Certified Seeds Concentration Test

Passed/Signed into Law
Concerning Measures To Ensure Industrial Hemp Remains Below A Delta-9 Tetrahydrocannabinol Concentration Of No More Than Three-Tenths Of One Percent On A Dry Weight Basis.

The bill expands the industrial hemp committee to include a representative from cannabidiol industry and a representative from the certified seed growers industry. The bill requires the department of agriculture to administer an industrial hemp certified seed program (program). The department may import seeds for the program. The commissioner of agriculture (commissioner), in consultation with the industrial hemp committee and independent seed producers, shall promulgate rules for the program. The commissioner shall designate laboratories that an industrial hemp registrant may use for THC concentration testing purposes. The bill permits retail marijuana testing facility licensees to test industrial hemp for THC concentration levels. Current law provides criminal immunity from those processing, selling, and distributing industrial hemp. The bill extends that immunity to transporting and possessing hemp.

Latest update: June 5, 2015
06/05/2015 Governor Signed
05/18/2015 Sent to the Governor
05/18/2015 Signed by the Speaker of the House
05/18/2015 Signed by the President of the Senate
05/04/2015 Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
05/04/2015 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
05/01/2015 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
05/01/2015 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
04/27/2015 House Committee on Agriculture, Livestock, & Natural Resources Refer Unamended to Appropriations
04/24/2015 Introduced In House - Assigned to Agriculture, Livestock, & Natural Resources
04/23/2015 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
04/22/2015 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
04/21/2015 Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
04/17/2015 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
04/07/2015 Senate Committee on Finance Refer Amended to Appropriations
03/26/2015 Senate Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources, & Energy Refer Amended to Finance
03/03/2015 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Agriculture, Natural Resources, & Energy

3rd Reading Vote Summary - SB15-196*

House Vote Summary - May 04, 2015
Senate Vote Summary - April 23, 2015
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