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H 4627 General Bill, By Pitts, J.E. Smith, Hiott, Duckworth, Atkinson and Forrest
Summary: Industrial hemp program
    A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 46-55-20, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA INDUSTRIAL HEMP PROGRAM, SO AS TO REVISE THE NUMBER OF PERMITS TO GROW INDUSTRIAL HEMP THAT MAY BE ISSUED PER YEAR AND THE NUMBER OF ACRES THAT MAY BE CULTIVATED, TO PROVIDE FOR ANNUAL RENEWAL OF REGISTRATION BY A PERMIT HOLDER, AND TO PROVIDE THE CIRCUMSTANCES IN WHICH A PERMIT MAY BE REVOKED; TO AMEND SECTION 46-55-30, RELATING TO PROPAGATION METHODS TO PRODUCE INDUSTRIAL HEMP AND EXEMPTIONS FROM CIVIL AND CRIMINAL LIABILITY GRANTED TO PERSONS COVERED BY THE INDUSTRIAL HEMP PROGRAM, SO AS TO DELETE THE PROVISION THAT CREATES A THREE-YEAR PILOT PROGRAM; AND BY ADDING SECTION 46-55-70 SO AS TO ESTABLISH THE SOUTH CAROLINA HEMP ADVISORY COMMITTEE TO ASSIST THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE IN DEVELOPING THE STATE INDUSTRIAL HEMP INDUSTRY.
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01/16/18House Introduced and read first time
01/16/18House Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs



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