GA HB213 | 2019-2020 | Regular Session


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Republican 5-2)
Status: Passed on May 10 2019 - 100% progression
Action: 2019-05-10 - Effective Date
Text: Latest bill text (Enrolled) [PDF]


A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Title 2 of the O.C.G.A., relating to agriculture, so as to enact the "Georgia Hemp Farming Act"; to provide for unlawfulness of certain acts; to authorize certain academic research of hemp; to provide for licensing and permit requirements for hemp growers and hemp processors, respectively; to provide for the Department of Agriculture to enter into agreements regarding such testing and other matters;to amend Part 1 of Article 2 of Chapter 13 of Title 16 of the O.C.G.A., relating to schedules, offenses, and penalties regarding regulation of controlled substances, so as to revise the definition of the term "marijuana"; to provide an exception to the scheduling of tetrahydrocannabinol and tetrahydrocannabinolic acid as controlled substances; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

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Georgia Hemp Farming Act; enact


Roll Calls

2019-04-02 - Senate - Senate Vote #380 (Y: 51 N: 4 NV: 0 Abs: 1) [PASS]
2019-03-29 - House - House Vote #345 (Y: 151 N: 5 NV: 13 Abs: 10) [PASS]
2019-03-26 - Senate - Senate Vote #263 (Y: 22 N: 31 NV: 1 Abs: 2) [FAIL]
2019-03-26 - Senate - Senate Vote #264 (Y: 21 N: 32 NV: 0 Abs: 3) [FAIL]
2019-03-26 - Senate - Senate Vote #265 (Y: 45 N: 6 NV: 2 Abs: 3) [PASS]
2019-02-27 - House - House Vote #83 (Y: 163 N: 3 NV: 6 Abs: 6) [PASS]


2019-05-10 Effective Date
2019-05-10 Act 314
2019-05-10HouseHouse Date Signed by Governor
2019-04-11HouseHouse Sent to Governor
2019-04-02SenateSenate Agreed House Amend or Sub
2019-03-29HouseHouse Agreed Senate Amend or Sub As Amended
2019-03-26SenateSenate Passed/Adopted By Substitute
2019-03-26SenateSenate Third Read
2019-03-22SenateSenate Read Second Time
2019-03-21SenateSenate Committee Favorably Reported By Substitute
2019-02-28SenateSenate Read and Referred
2019-02-27HouseHouse Passed/Adopted By Substitute
2019-02-27HouseHouse Third Readers
2019-02-20HouseHouse Committee Favorably Reported By Substitute
2019-02-12HouseHouse Second Readers
2019-02-11HouseHouse First Readers
2019-02-08HouseHouse Hopper

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Bill Comments