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SB20-197

Aligning State And Federal Law On Hemp

Concerning aligning state statutes with federal law on hemp, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.
Session:
2020 Regular Session
Subject:
Agriculture
Bill Summary

The act aligns Colorado statutes on hemp with federal law, including adopting federal definitions; requiring authorized samplers to collect samples from each lot; changing the appointing authority for the industrial hemp advisory committee to the state agricultural commission; requiring that all key participants provide a criminal history record check from the federal bureau of investigation; eliminating authority to grow hemp for research and development purposes but authorizing a separate registration and waiver requirement; creating new reporting requirements; specifying unlawful acts and creating civil penalties for violations; and giving the commissioner of agriculture investigatory and subpoena authority.

The act appropriates $55,620 to the department of public safety from the Colorado bureau of investigation identification unit fund.


(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)

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