HB151 (2018) Detail

(New Title) establishing a committee to study the feasibility of using hemp in agricultural and industrial processes and to further study the licensing, registration, and permitting of industrial hemp growers.


CHAPTER 17

HB 151 - FINAL VERSION

 

01/03/2018   2548s

2018 SESSION

17-0318

08/01

 

HOUSE BILL 151

 

AN ACT establishing a committee to study the feasibility of using hemp in agricultural and industrial processes and to further study the licensing, registration, and permitting of industrial hemp growers.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Itse, Rock. 10; Rep. Hoell, Merr. 23; Rep. Spillane, Rock. 2; Sen. Reagan, Dist 17; Sen. French, Dist 7

 

COMMITTEE: Environment and Agriculture

 

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AMENDED ANALYSIS

 

This bill establishes a committee to study the feasibility of using hemp in agricultural and industrial processes and to further study the licensing, registration, and permitting of industrial hemp growers.

 

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Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.

Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]

Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

01/03/2018   2548s 17-0318

08/01

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Eighteen

 

AN ACT establishing a committee to study the feasibility of using hemp in agricultural and industrial processes and to further study the licensing, registration, and permitting of industrial hemp growers.

 

Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:

 

17:1  Committee Established.  There is established a committee to study the feasibility of using hemp in agricultural and industrial processes and to further study the licensing, registration, and permitting of industrial hemp growers.

17:2  Membership and Compensation.

I.  The members of the committee shall be as follows:

(a)  Three members of the house of representatives, one of whom shall be a member of the criminal justice and public safety committee and 2 of whom shall be members of the environment and agriculture committee, appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives.

(b)  One member of the senate, appointed by the president of the senate.

II.  Members of the committee shall receive mileage at the legislative rate when attending to the duties of the committee.

17:3  Duties.  The committee shall:

I.  Study the feasibility of hemp usage in providing animal feed, biofuels, and soil conservation and restoration.

II.  Further study the licensing, registration, and permitting of industrial hemp growers and allowing for the growth and processing of hemp in New Hampshire.

III.  Review the Federal Industrial Hemp Farming Act of 2017, H.R. 3530, 115th Cong. (2017), along with the 2018 farm bill as they relate to New Hampshire laws.

17:4  Chairperson; Quorum.  The members of the study committee shall elect a chairperson from among the members.  The first meeting of the committee shall be called by the first-named house member.  The first meeting of the committee shall be held within 45 days of the effective date of this section.  Three members of the committee shall constitute a quorum.

17:5  Report.  The committee shall report its findings and any recommendations for proposed legislation to the speaker of the house of representatives, the president of the senate, the house clerk, the senate clerk, the governor, and the state library on or before November 1, 2018.

17:6  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect upon its passage.

 

Approved: May 15, 2018

Effective Date: May 15, 2018

Links

HB151 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 17, 2017 House Hearing
Jan. 31, 2017 House Exec Session
Feb. 15, 2017 House Floor Vote
April 25, 2017 Senate Hearing
May 2, 2017 Senate Hearing
Jan. 3, 2018 Senate Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB151 Revision: 3872 Date: May 25, 2018, 11:16 a.m.
HB151 Revision: 3494 Date: April 19, 2018, 11:03 a.m.
HB151 Revision: 2861 Date: Jan. 5, 2018, 10:44 a.m.
HB151 Revision: 2405 Date: Jan. 30, 2017, 3:12 p.m.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 4, 2017 Introduced 01/04/2017 and referred to Environment and Agriculture HJ 2 P. 18
Jan. 17, 2017 Public Hearing: 01/17/2017 02:00 PM LOB 303
Jan. 31, 2017 Executive Session: 01/31/2017 10:00 AM LOB 303
Feb. 15, 2017 Committee Report: Ought to Pass for 02/15/2017 (Vote 18-0; CC) HC 11 P. 9
Feb. 15, 2017 Ought to Pass: MA VV 02/15/2017 HJ 7 P. 10
Feb. 16, 2017 Introduced 02/16/2017 and Referred to Judiciary; SJ 7
April 25, 2017 Hearing: ===RECESSED=== 04/25/2017, Room 100, SH, 10:30 am; SC 19
May 2, 2017 Hearing: ===RECONVENE=== 05/02/2017, Room 100, SH, 09:00 am; SC 21
May 11, 2017 Committee Report: Rereferred to Committee, 05/11/2017; SC 22
May 11, 2017 Rereferred to Committee, MA, VV; 05/11/2017; SJ 16
Jan. 3, 2018 Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2017-2548s, 01/03/2018; SC 48
Jan. 3, 2018 Committee Amendment # 2017-2548s, AA, VV; 01/03/2018; SJ 1
Jan. 3, 2018 Ought to Pass with Amendment 2017-2548s, MA, VV; OT3rdg; 01/03/2018; SJ 1
April 19, 2018 House Concurs with Senate Amendment 2548s (Rep. John T. O'Connor): MA VV 04/19/2018 HJ 13 P. 2
April 26, 2018 Enrolled (In recess 04/26/2018); SJ 15
April 26, 2018 Enrolled 04/26/2018
May 15, 2018 Signed by Governor Sununu 05/15/2018; Chapter 17; Eff. 5/15/2018