View Amendment Current Amendment: 2 to Bill 3559 Rep. PITTS proposes the following Amendment No. 2 to H. 3559 (COUNCIL\AHB\3559C001.BH.AHB17):

Reference is to Printer's Date 3/23/17-H.

Amend the bill, as and if amended, SECTION 1, by deleting Section 46-55-20(3) and (10) and inserting:

/      (3)      The Department of Agriculture will allow up to fifty permits to be issued annually, to South Carolina residents, for the purposes of a pilot program. Each permittee is permitted to grow industrial hemp on up to fifty acres of land. When applying for a permit, each applicant, at a minimum must submit to the department, global positioning system coordinates of where the industrial hemp will be grown and must submit any and all information, including, but not limited to fingerprints and the appropriate fees, required by the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) to perform a fingerprint based state criminal records check and for the Federal Bureau of Investigation to perform a national fingerprint based criminal records check.

     (10)      The department may charge growers application, registration and renewal of registration fees reasonably calculated by the department to pay the cost of administering the South Carolina Industrial Hemp Program, but not to exceed one thousand dollars annually per registrant. Moneys from fees collected under this subitem shall be continuously appropriated to the department for purposes of carrying out the duties of the South Carolina Industrial Hemp Program under this section.            /

Amend the bill further, as and if amended, SECTION 1, by deleting Section 46-55-40(E) and inserting:

/            (E)      Testing is required by an International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Certified Laboratory Facility as approved by an accredited body. The test results must be retained by the grower or processor for at least three years, and be made readily available to any state law enforcement agency upon request.            /

Renumber sections to conform.
Amend title to conform.