|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jul 12, 2017||signed chap.88|
|Jul 11, 2017||delivered to governor|
|Jun 21, 2017||returned to assembly|
3rd reading cal.2195
substituted for s6787
|Jun 21, 2017||substituted by a8509|
ordered to third reading cal.2195
|Jun 17, 2017||referred to rules|
senate Bill S6787Signed By Governor
Current Bill Status Via A8509 -
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed by Governor
This new law will help diversify our agricultural economy, generate revenue, and create jobs.
S6787 - Details
- See Assembly Version of this Bill:
- Law Section:
- Agriculture and Markets Law
- Laws Affected:
- Amd §§136 & 301, add §§510 - 514, Ag & Mkts L
S6787 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S6787 TITLE OF BILL : An act to amend the agriculture and markets law, in relation to the inspection and sale of industrial hemp seeds, the support of the industrial hemp industry and the inclusion of industrial hemp as a crop PURPOSE OF THE BILL : This bill would modify the Agriculture and Markets Law (AML) to ensure that industrial hemp will be considered an agricultural product and that it be treated the same way as other crops and seed. The bill would direct the establishment of an industrial hemp seed certification program to ensure that authorized users of industrial hemp seed have adequate protection with respect to trueness to variety, germination, and concentration of delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) in seed offered for sale. It also would authorize the commissioner to collect industrial hemp data and use that data to promote best farming practices for industrial hemp. The bill would direct the Commissioner of Agriculture and Markets to cooperate and consult with the New York State Urban Development Corporation with respect to the funding and support of industrial hemp research and to establish a webpage and a Department one-stop shop toll-free hotline for technical assistance concerning industrial hemp.
S6787 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 6787 2017-2018 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E June 17, 2017 ___________ Introduced by Sen. O'MARA -- (at request of the Governor) -- 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, in relation to the inspection and sale of industrial hemp seeds, the support of the industrial hemp industry and the inclusion of industrial hemp as a crop THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Declaration of legislative findings and intent. It is here- by found and declared that industrial hemp is an agricultural commodity, the domestic cultivation of which has the potential not only to generate new jobs in agriculture and enhance the profitability of New York farms, but to expand opportunities for processors and manufacturers producing a wide array of traditional and new products using industrial hemp. It is the declared policy of the state to become a leader in encourag- ing and supporting research into the growth, cultivation, uses, process- ing and development of industrial hemp and products derived from indus- trial hemp to benefit its people and to support New York farms and businesses to the full extent permitted by law. S 2. Subdivision 3 of section 136 of the agriculture and markets law, as amended by chapter 160 of the laws of 1983, is amended to read as follows: 3. The terms "agricultural seeds" and "crop seeds" include the seeds of grass, forage, cereal, field beans, and fiber crops, INCLUDING "INDUSTRIAL HEMP" AS DEFINED IN SECTION FIVE HUNDRED FIVE OF THIS CHAP- TER, or any other kinds of seeds commonly recognized within this state as agricultural seeds, lawn seeds, and mixtures of such seeds. S 3. Subdivision 2 of section 301 of the agriculture and markets law is amended by adding a new paragraph l to read as follows: EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD12018-01-7
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