GA HB847 | 2019-2020 | Regular Session


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Republican 5-1)
Status: Passed on July 22 2020 - 100% progression
Action: 2020-07-22 - Effective Date
Text: Latest bill text (Enrolled) [PDF]


A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Chapter 23 of Title 2 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to hemp farming, so as to provide definitions; to provide for penalties; to provide for criminal background checks; to provide for compliance with federal laws and regulations; to provide for hemp nursery licensees; to provide for license and permit fees; to provide for testing of hemp samples; to provide for destruction of noncompliant hemp; to provide for violations of the state hemp plan; to provide for related matters; to provide for an effective date; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

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Hemp farming; definitions, penalties and criminal background checks; provide


Roll Calls

2020-06-22 - Senate - Senate Vote #674 (Y: 34 N: 13 NV: 5 Abs: 3) [PASS]
2020-03-05 - House - House Vote #532 (Y: 159 N: 7 NV: 3 Abs: 11) [PASS]


2020-07-22 Effective Date
2020-07-22 Act 484
2020-07-22HouseHouse Date Signed by Governor
2020-06-29HouseHouse Sent to Governor
2020-06-22SenateSenate Transmitted House
2020-06-22SenateSenate Passed/Adopted
2020-06-22SenateSenate Third Read
2020-06-19SenateSenate Read Second Time
2020-06-18SenateSenate Committee Favorably Reported
2020-03-09SenateSenate Read and Referred
2020-03-05HouseHouse Passed/Adopted By Substitute
2020-03-05HouseHouse Third Readers
2020-02-18HouseHouse Committee Favorably Reported By Substitute
2020-01-31HouseHouse Second Readers
2020-01-30HouseHouse First Readers
2020-01-29HouseHouse Hopper

Georgia State Sources

Bill Comments 750