senate Bill S5978

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Establishes procedures for the growing of industrial hemp

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Apr 24, 2014 notice of committee consideration - withdrawn
Mar 10, 2014 notice of committee consideration - requested
Jan 08, 2014 referred to agriculture
Nov 04, 2013 referred to rules

S5978 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8297
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Ren Art 27 §§450 - 455 to be Art 30 §§550 - 555, add Art 29 §§505 - 508, Ag & Mkts L; amd §3397-b, Pub Health L

S5978 - Summary

Establishes procedures for the growing of industrial hemp.

S5978 - Sponsor Memo

S5978 - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  5978

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            November 4, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. KRUEGER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules

AN ACT to amend the agriculture and markets law and  the  public  health
  law,  in relation to establishing procedures for the growing of indus-
  trial hemp

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1.  Legislative  intent.  The  legislature  hereby  finds and
declares that it is necessary to establish policy and procedures for the
growing of industrial hemp in the state so that farmers and other  busi-
nesses  in  the  agricultural industry can take advantage of this market
opportunity when federal regulations permit.
  S 2. Article 27 and sections 450, 451, 452, 453, 454 and  455  of  the
agriculture  and  markets law, as renumbered by chapter 1047 of the laws
of 1965, are renumbered article 30 and sections 550, 551, 552, 553, 554,
and 555 respectively and a new article 29 is added to read as follows:
                               ARTICLE 29
                        GROWTH OF INDUSTRIAL HEMP
SECTION 505. DEFINITIONS.
        506. GROWTH OF INDUSTRIAL HEMP PERMITTED.
        507. LICENSES TO INDUSTRIAL HEMP GROWERS.
        508. REVOCATION AND SUSPENSION OF LICENSE.
  S 505. DEFINITIONS. AS USED IN THIS ARTICLE:
  1. "GROWER" MEANS ANY PERSON OR BUSINESS ENTITY LICENSED WHO IS GRANT-
ED A LICENSE UNDER THIS ARTICLE BY THE COMMISSIONER TO  GROW  INDUSTRIAL
HEMP.
  2.  "HEMP  PRODUCTS"  MEANS  ALL  PRODUCTS  MADE FROM INDUSTRIAL HEMP,
INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO CLOTH, CORDAGE, FIBER, FOOD,  FUEL,  PAINT,
PAPER,  PARTICLE  BOARD, PLASTICS, SEED, SEED MEAL, SEED OIL, AND CERTI-
FIED SEED FOR CULTIVATION IF SUCH SEEDS ORIGINATE FROM  INDUSTRIAL  HEMP
VARIETIES.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD11283-03-3

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