Bill Text: NH HB1658 | 2020 | Regular Session | Amended


Bill Title: Relative to the growth of hemp.

Spectrum: Bipartisan Bill

Status: (Engrossed) 2020-06-16 - Introduced 06/16/2020, and Laid on Table, Motion Adopted, Voice Vote; 06/16/2020; Senate Journal 8 [HB1658 Detail]

Download: New_Hampshire-2020-HB1658-Amended.html

HB 1658-FN - AS AMENDED BY THE HOUSE

 

11Mar2020... 0796h

2020 SESSION

20-2373

08/10

 

HOUSE BILL 1658-FN

 

AN ACT relative to the growth of hemp.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Bixby, Straf. 17; Rep. Pearl, Merr. 26; Rep. Knirk, Carr. 3; Rep. Aron, Sull. 7

 

COMMITTEE: Environment and Agriculture

 

─────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────

 

AMENDED ANALYSIS

 

This bill removes processors and commercial traders from the licensing requirements of the United States Department of Agriculture.

 

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

 

Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.

Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]

Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

11Mar2020... 0796h 20-2373

08/10

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty

 

AN ACT relative to the growth of hemp.

 

Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:

 

1  Hemp Permitted.  Amend RSA 439-A:3 to read as follows:

439-A:3  Hemp Permitted.  Hemp is an agricultural product which may be grown as a crop, processed, possessed, and commercially traded in New Hampshire.  Any grower[, processor, or commercial trader] of hemp shall be licensed by the United States Department of Agriculture.

2  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect upon its passage.

 

LBAO

20-2373

Amended 3/31/20

 

HB 1658-FN- FISCAL NOTE

AS AMENDED BY THE HOUSE (AMENDMENT #2020-0796h)

 

AN ACT relative to the growth of hemp.

 

FISCAL IMPACT:      [    ] State              [    ] County               [    ] Local              [ X ] None

 

METHODOLOGY:

This bill amends RSA 439-A to remove the requirement that processors and commercial traders be licensed by the United States Department of Agriculture.  The New Hampshire Department of Agriculture, Markets and Food indicates the bill, as amended by the House, will have no fiscal impact on the Department.

 

AGENCIES CONTACTED:

Department of Agriculture, Markets and Food

 

feedback