SB669 (2020) Detail

Relative to authorization to grow industrial hemp.


SB 669  - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2020 SESSION

20-2945

08/04

 

SENATE BILL 669

 

AN ACT relative to authorization to grow industrial hemp.

 

SPONSORS: Sen. Carson, Dist 14; Sen. Reagan, Dist 17; Sen. Watters, Dist 4; Sen. Kahn, Dist 10; Rep. Pearl, Merr. 26; Rep. A. Lekas, Hills. 37

 

COMMITTEE: Energy and Natural Resources

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill authorizes higher educational institutions to contract with a third party to grow or process industrial hemp.

 

This bill also further defines what research of industrial hemp entails.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

20-2945

08/04

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty

 

AN ACT relative to authorization to grow industrial hemp.

 

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

 

1  Industrial Hemp Research; Authorization.  Amend RSA 433-C:2 to read as follows:

433-C:2  Authorization.  An institution of higher education, as defined in 20 U.S.C. section 1001, may grow or cultivate or may contract with a private party to grow or cultivate, industrial hemp, on site or off site, for purposes of research under an agricultural pilot program or other agricultural or academic research.  In addition to studying the plant's growth and cultivation, the research shall also study the economics of industrial hemp, including markets and processing.  For the purpose of this section, researching the economics of industrial hemp shall include the promotion, distribution, or wholesale purchase or sale of industrial hemp or any product made from industrial hemp within the state, in another state, or outside of the United States and shall include efforts to advertise and gather information about the needs or preferences of potential consumers or suppliers.  Industrial hemp grown or cultivated in accordance with this chapter shall not be considered a controlled drug or controlled substance under RSA 318-B.

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

Links

SB669 at GenCourtMobile
SB669 Discussion

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Feb. 4, 2020 Senate Hearing
March 5, 2020 Senate Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

SB669 Revision: 8010 Date: Jan. 14, 2020, 2:25 p.m.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 8, 2020 Introduced 01/08/2020 and Referred to Energy and Natural Resources; SJ 2
Feb. 4, 2020 Hearing: 02/04/2020, Room 103, SH, 09:00 am; SC 5
March 5, 2020 Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2020-0722s, 03/05/2020; SC 9