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2009 | Kentucky hemp bill SB 131 dies in Senate Ag Committee

Updated: Jan 19, 2019

On Feb 12, 2009, SB 131 was introduced to create additional sections of KRS Chapter 260. This bill set forth licensing and regulatory requirements for those wanting to grow or process industrial hemp in Kentucky. The bill, which was referred to the Senate Agriculture Committee on February 23, 2009, died in committee. See full text of SB 131 below.

AN ACT relating to industrial hemp.

Create new sections of KRS Chapter 260 to define "department," "industrial hemp," and "THC"; require persons wanting to grow or process industrial hemp to be licensed by the Department of Agriculture; require criminal history checks by local sheriff; require the Department of Agriculture to promulgate administrative regulations to carry out the provisions of the Act; require sheriff to monitor and randomly test industrial hemp fields; assess a fee of $5 per acre for every acre of industrial hemp grown, with a minimum fee of $150, to be divided equally between the Department of Agriculture and the appropriate sheriff's department; require licensees to provide the Department of Agriculture with names and addresses of any grower or buyer of industrial hemp and copies of any contracts the licensee may have entered into relating to the industrial hemp; clarify that the Act does not authorize any person to violate federal law. Introduced in Senate 2/12/09. Referred to Senate Agriculture Committee 2/23/09.

Bill Timeline

Feb 12-introduced in Senate

Feb 23-to Agriculture (S)



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