2011 | Kentucky hemp bill SB 30 dies in Senate Agriculture Committee

Updated: Jan 19, 2019


SB 30 was prefiled by its sponsors, J. Pendleton, P. Clark, and K. Stein, on November 17, 2010. A couple months later it was introduced to the Senate committe of Agriculture, and shot down. The bill would have required $5 per acre of hemp grown, with a minimum fee of $150. This would be divided between the Kentucky Department of Agriculture and the growers local sheriff's department. See bill text 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; require Kentucky to adopt any federal rules or regulations relating to industrial hemp.

Timeline

Nov 17, 10 - Prefiled by the sponsor(s). Jan 4 - Introduced in Senate; to Agriculture (S)

Click here to download bill copy.

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Sources

http://www.lrc.ky.gov/record/11RS/SB30.htm

http://www.votehemp.com/state/kentucky.html

http://www.votehemp.com/PDF/KY_SB_30_2011.pdf

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