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2015 Regular Session
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At the request of:
Chief Sponsors: Representative Buckley
Regular Sponsors: Representative Lininger (Presession filed.)
Bill Title: Relating to industrial hemp; declaring an emergency.
Catchline/Summary: Changes criteria for acquiring industrial hemp license or agricultural hemp seed production permit.
Specifies that State Department of Agriculture shall rescind industrial hemp licenses if licenses were issued in manner that did not comply with enabling statute. Directs department to issue anew license to any person who previously held license if person meets criteria, as amended by Act, of enabling statute. Directs department to provide just compensation to any person who previously held license and who does not meet criteria, provided that person met criteria as set forth in enabling statute before effective date of Act. Suspends licensing of new growers of industrial hemp until March 1, 2017. Provides for research related to industrial hemp. Directs department to form rules advisory committee to adopt and amend rules related to industrial hemp. Increases General Fund appropriation made to State Department of Agriculture for purposes of carrying out certain provisions of Act. Increases General Fund appropriation made to Higher Education Coordinating Commission to be used by Oregon State University College of Agricultural Sciences for purposes of carrying out certain provisions of Act. Declares emergency, effective on passage.
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