Senate Committee Substitute

SCS/SB 209 - Under the current law, any sale, distribution, or offer to sell any agricultural hemp is regulated by the Missouri Department of Agriculture.

Under the current law, the Department of Agriculture regulates agricultural hemp registration and seed permit and may impose civil penalties for any violations.

The current law gives authority to the Department of Agriculture to regulate licencing, storage, testing requirements, manufacture, waste disposal, and transportation of hemp extract.

Additionally, the current law gives authority to the Missouri State Highway Patrol to perform aerial surveillance of industrial hemp plants to ensure compliance with the current law.

This act repeals the current law regulating industrial hemp and hemp cultivation.

Additionally, the act repeals a provision which states that the Department of Agriculture may revoke, refuse to issue, or refuse to renew an industrial hemp registration or agricultural hemp propagule and seed permit and may impose a penalty of not less than five hundred dollars or more than fifty thousand dollars for certain violations as provided under the current law.

This act is identical to provisions in the truly agreed and finally passed SS/HB 202 (2023) and HS/HCS/SS/SB 138 (2023), HB 644 (2023), SB 546 (2023).


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