senate Bill S7047

Signed By Governor
2013-2014 Legislative Session

Authorizes the growing of industrial hemp as part of an agricultural pilot program

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Dec 17, 2014 approval memo.24
signed chap.524
Dec 05, 2014 delivered to governor
Jun 11, 2014 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.188
substituted for a9140
referred to ways and means
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 10, 2014 ordered to third reading cal.1265
committee discharged and committed to rules
Apr 21, 2014 referred to agriculture

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S7047 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9140
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Ren Art 29 §§450 - 455 to be Art 30 §§550 - 555, add Art 29 §§505 - 508, Ag & Mkts L

S7047 - Summary

Authorizes the growing of industrial hemp as part of an agricultural pilot program.

S7047 - Sponsor Memo

S7047 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  7047

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 21, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  O'MARA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Agriculture

AN ACT to amend the agriculture and markets law, in relation to  author-
  izing  the growing of industrial hemp as part of an agricultural pilot
  program

  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  an  agricultural  pilot
program,  as authorized under federal law, for the growing of industrial
hemp in the state to provide research-based knowledge that can  be  used
by  farmers  and  businesses  to  develop  a successful hemp industry if
federal authorization is granted.
  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 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. PROHIBITIONS.
        508. REGULATIONS.
  S 505. DEFINITIONS. AS USED IN THIS ARTICLE:
  1.  "INDUSTRIAL  HEMP" MEANS THE PLANT CANNABIS SATIVA L. AND ANY PART
OF SUCH PLANT, WHETHER GROWING OR NOT, WITH A DELTA-9 TETRAHYDROCANNABI-
NOL CONCENTRATION OF NOT MORE THAN 0.3 PERCENT ON A DRY WEIGHT BASIS.
  2. "INSTITUTION OF HIGHER EDUCATION" MEANS:
  (A) ANY OF THE COLLEGES  AND  UNIVERSITIES  DESCRIBED  IN  SUBDIVISION
THREE OF SECTION THREE HUNDRED FIFTY-TWO OF THE EDUCATION LAW;
  (B)  A  COLLEGE ESTABLISHED AND OPERATED PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF
ARTICLE ONE HUNDRED TWENTY-SIX OF THE EDUCATION LAW, AND PROVIDING  TWO-
YEAR  OR  FOUR-YEAR  POST  SECONDARY  PROGRAMS  IN GENERAL AND TECHNICAL
EDUCATIONAL SUBJECTS AND RECEIVING FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FROM THE STATE;

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

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