HB1658 (2020) Detail

(New Title) relative to the growth of hemp.


HB 1658-FN - AS AMENDED BY THE HOUSE

 

11Mar2020... 0796h

2020 SESSION

20-2373

08/10

 

HOUSE BILL 1658-FN

 

AN ACT relative to the growth of hemp.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Bixby, Straf. 17; Rep. Pearl, Merr. 26; Rep. Knirk, Carr. 3; Rep. Aron, Sull. 7

 

COMMITTEE: Environment and Agriculture

 

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AMENDED ANALYSIS

 

This bill removes processors and commercial traders from the licensing requirements of the United States Department of Agriculture.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

11Mar2020... 0796h 20-2373

08/10

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty

 

AN ACT relative to the growth of hemp.

 

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

 

1  Hemp Permitted.  Amend RSA 439-A:3 to read as follows:

439-A:3  Hemp Permitted.  Hemp is an agricultural product which may be grown as a crop, processed, possessed, and commercially traded in New Hampshire.  Any grower[, processor, or commercial trader] of hemp shall be licensed by the United States Department of Agriculture.

2  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect upon its passage.

 

LBAO

20-2373

Amended 3/31/20

 

HB 1658-FN- FISCAL NOTE

AS AMENDED BY THE HOUSE (AMENDMENT #2020-0796h)

 

AN ACT relative to the growth of hemp.

 

FISCAL IMPACT:      [    ] State              [    ] County               [    ] Local              [ X ] None

 

METHODOLOGY:

This bill amends RSA 439-A to remove the requirement that processors and commercial traders be licensed by the United States Department of Agriculture.  The New Hampshire Department of Agriculture, Markets and Food indicates the bill, as amended by the House, will have no fiscal impact on the Department.

 

AGENCIES CONTACTED:

Department of Agriculture, Markets and Food

 

Links

HB1658 at GenCourtMobile
HB1658 Discussion

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Feb. 18, 2020 House Hearing
Feb. 27, 2020 House Exec Session
House Floor Vote
March 11, 2020 House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB1658 Revision: 8328 Date: April 3, 2020, 10:28 a.m.
HB1658 Revision: 7302 Date: Dec. 16, 2019, 10:13 a.m.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 8, 2020 Introduced 01/08/2020 and referred to Environment and Agriculture HJ 1 P. 30
Feb. 18, 2020 Public Hearing: 02/18/2020 02:00 pm LOB 303
Feb. 27, 2020 Executive Session: 02/27/2020 10:00 am LOB 303
March 11, 2020 Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2020-0796h (NT) for 03/11/2020 (Vote 19-0; CC) HC 10 P. 15
Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2020-0796h (Vote 19-0; CC)
March 11, 2020 Amendment # 2020-0796h (NT): AA VV 03/11/2020
March 11, 2020 Ought to Pass with Amendment 2020-0796h (NT): MA VV 03/11/2020
June 16, 2020 Introduced 06/16/2020, and Laid on Table, MA, VV; 06/16/2020; SJ 8
June 16, 2020 No Pending Motion; 06/16/2020 SJ 8