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H 3559 General Bill, By Pitts, Ott, Putnam, Gagnon, Atkinson, Dillard, Martin, West, Hill, Bedingfield, Gilliard, Kirby, Davis, King and Whipper
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Summary: Industrial hemp cultivation
    A BILL TO AMEND CHAPTER 55, TITLE 46, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE CULTIVATION OF INDUSTRIAL HEMP, SO AS TO REVISE THE DEFINITIONS OF TERMS CONTAINED IN THIS CHAPTER, TO PROVIDE A DEFINITION FOR THE TERM "HUMAN CONSUMPTION", TO CREATE THE SOUTH CAROLINA INDUSTRIAL HEMP PROGRAM, TO PROVIDE THAT INDUSTRIAL HEMP IS AN AGRICULTURAL CROP UPON WHICH AN INSTITUTION OF HIGHER EDUCATION MAY CONDUCT RESEARCH, TO PROVIDE THAT INDUSTRIAL HEMP OR HEMP PRODUCTS MAY NOT BE CONSIDERED AN ADULTERANT, TO PROVIDE PROVISIONS THAT REGULATE THE GROWING, SELLING, AND IMPORTATION OF INDUSTRIAL HEMP AND HEMP SEED, TO DELETE THE PROVISION THAT EXCLUDES INDUSTRIAL HEMP FROM THE DEFINITION OF MARIJUANA, TO REVISE THE PROVISION THAT SPECIFIES THAT CERTAIN CONDUCT REGARDING THE MANUFACTURING, DISTRIBUTION, PURCHASE, AND OTHER ACTIVITIES RELATING TO DISGUISING MARIJUANA TO MAKE IT APPEAR TO BE INDUSTRIAL HEMP, AND TO PROVIDE FOR LABORATORY TESTING OF INDUSTRIAL HEMP.
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01/24/17House Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 26)
01/24/17House Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs (House Journal-page 26)
01/25/17House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Putnam, Gagnon
01/26/17House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Atkinson, Davis, Dillard
01/31/17House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Martin
02/01/17House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: West
02/02/17House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Hill, Bedingfield
02/22/17House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Gilliard
03/23/17House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Kirby
03/23/17House Committee report: Favorable with amendment Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs (House Journal-page 4)
03/28/17House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: King
03/29/17House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Whipper
03/29/17House Amended
03/29/17House Requests for debate-Rep(s). Tallon, Burns, Loftis, GR Smith, Long, Pitts, Ryhal, Hewitt, West



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