senate Bill S6787

Signed By Governor
2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to inspection and sale of industrial hemp seeds

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Current Bill Status Via A8509 -


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

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jul 12, 2017 signed chap.88
Jul 11, 2017 delivered to governor
Jun 21, 2017 returned to assembly
passed senate
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

Sponsor's Position

This new law will help diversify our agricultural economy, generate revenue, and create jobs.

Co-Sponsors

S6787 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8509
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§136 & 301, add §§510 - 514, Ag & Mkts L

S6787 - Summary

Relates to inspection and sale of industrial hemp seeds; includes industrial hemp as a crop.

S6787 - Sponsor Memo

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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