Bill Text: CA SB153 | 2019-2020 | Regular Session | Introduced

Bill Title: Industrial hemp.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-01-31 - Referred to Com. on RLS. [SB153 Detail]

Download: California-2019-SB153-Introduced.html


Senate Bill No. 153

Introduced by Senator Wilk

January 23, 2019

An act to amend Section 81000 of the Food and Agricultural Code, relating to industrial hemp.


SB 153, as introduced, Wilk. Industrial hemp.
Existing law governs the growth of industrial hemp and establishes a registration program for growers of industrial hemp and seed breeders. Existing law defines various terms for the purposes of these provisions.
This bill would make nonsubstantive changes to those definitions.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NO   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


 Section 81000 of the Food and Agricultural Code is amended to read:

For purposes of this division, the following terms have the following meanings:
(a) “Board” means the Industrial Hemp Advisory Board.

(b)“Commissioner” means the county agricultural commissioner.


(b) “Established agricultural research institution” means any an institution that is either: either of the following:
(1) A public or private institution or organization that maintains land or facilities for agricultural research, including colleges, universities, agricultural research centers, and conservation research centers; or centers.
(2) An institution of higher education (as education, as defined in Section 1001 101 of the federal Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1001)) Sec. 1001), that grows, cultivates cultivates, or manufactures industrial hemp for purposes of research conducted under an agricultural pilot program or other agricultural or academic research.


(c) “Industrial hemp” has the same meaning as that term is defined in Section 11018.5 of the Health and Safety Code.

(e)“Secretary” means the Secretary of Food and Agriculture.


(d) “Seed breeder” means an individual or a public or private institution or organization that is registered with the commissioner to develop seed cultivars intended for sale or research.


(e) “Seed cultivar” means a variety of industrial hemp.


(f) “Seed development plan” means a strategy devised by a seed breeder, or applicant seed breeder, detailing his or her their planned approach to growing and developing a new seed cultivar for industrial hemp.