Updated: Jan 19, 2019
Similar to Kentucky HB 855, an act (KRS 260.850 to 260.869) to create an industrial hemp research program to be administered by the Kentucky Department of Agriculture (KDA), in cooperation with a selected Kentucky university or universities, was introduced in January 2001. The bill, HB 100, was signed into law on March 20, 2001 by Governor Paul Patton.
The Kentucky Industrial Hemp Commission was also established to monitor the research program, direct the adoption of federal rules and regulations and establish an "industrial hemp program fund" to offset costs. In addition, HB 100 states that Kentucky will adopt the federal rules and regulations regarding industrial hemp, including any changes that might occur in the future. Therefore, amendments or changes to the current federal law would automatically take effect in Kentucky.
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)