SC H3449 | 2019-2020 | 123rd General Assembly


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Republican 14-2)
Status: Passed on April 8 2019 - 100% progression
Action: 2019-04-08 - Act No. 14
Text: Latest bill text (Comm Sub) [HTML]


Amend Chapter 55, Title 46, Code Of Laws Of South Carolina, 1976, Relating To Industrial Hemp Cultivation, So As To Remove References To The South Carolina Industrial Hemp Program, To Define Necessary Terms, To Prohibit The Cultivation, Handling, Or Processing Of Hemp Without A Hemp License Issued By The South Carolina Department Of Agriculture, To Provide Certain Requirements For A Hemp License, To Exclude Certain Activities From The Provisions Of Chapter 55, And To Establish Corrective Action Plans For Licensees Who Violate A Provision Of Chapter 55; To Provide That The Commissioner Of The South Carolina Department Of Agriculture Shall Submit A State Plan To The Secretary Of The United States Department Of Agriculture; And To Provide That Current Licensees Under The South Carolina Industrial Hemp Program May Expand Operations And Authorize The Department To Issue Hemp Licenses For Certain Applicants. - Ratified Title

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Roll Calls

2019-03-21 - House - House: Concur In Senate Amendments (Y: 111 N: 0 NV: 6 Abs: 6) [PASS]
2019-02-21 - House - House: Passage Of Bill (Y: 97 N: 0 NV: 7 Abs: 19) [PASS]


2019-04-08 Act No. 14
2019-04-02 Effective date 03/28/19
2019-03-28 Signed By Governor
2019-03-27 Ratified R 23
2019-03-21HouseRoll call Yeas-111 Nays-0
2019-03-21HouseConcurred in Senate amendment and enrolled
2019-03-20SenateRead third time and returned to House with amendments
2019-03-15 Scrivener's error corrected
2019-03-14SenateRead second time
2019-03-14SenateCommittee Amendment Adopted
2019-03-06 Scrivener's error corrected
2019-03-05SenateCommittee report: Favorable with amendment Agriculture and Natural Resources
2019-02-26SenateReferred to Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources
2019-02-26SenateIntroduced and read first time
2019-02-22 Scrivener's error corrected
2019-02-22HouseRead third time and sent to Senate
2019-02-21HouseUnanimous consent for third reading on next legislative day
2019-02-21HouseRoll call Yeas-97 Nays-0
2019-02-21HouseRead second time
2019-02-21HouseMember(s) request name added as sponsor: Johnson, Hardee
2019-02-20HouseDebate adjourned until Thur., 2-21-19
2019-02-19 Scrivener's error corrected
2019-02-14HouseCommittee report: Favorable with amendment Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs
2019-02-14HouseMember(s) request name added as sponsor: Magnuson, Hill
2019-01-17HouseMember(s) request name added as sponsor: Atkinson, Ligon
2019-01-16HouseMember(s) request name added as sponsor: Erickson, Bradley, Mace
2019-01-16 Scrivener's error corrected
2019-01-10HouseMember(s) request name added as sponsor: B.Newton
2019-01-09HouseMember(s) request name added as sponsor: Kirby, Forrest, Young, Hixon
2019-01-08HouseReferred to Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs
2019-01-08HouseIntroduced and read first time

Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
465520(n/a)See Bill Text
465560(n/a)See Bill Text
465570(n/a)See Bill Text
485570(n/a)See Bill Text

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