Rep. Dave Considine (D-Baraboo) will be holding a press conference at 11am Wed May 6 in the Assembly Parlor to announce his new hemp bill LRB 1692.
Rep. Considine to Introduce Industrial Hemp Bill – Wed. May 6th
Madison—On Wednesday, May 6th at 11:00 AM, Representative Dave Considine (D-Baraboo) will announce the introduction of his bill to create a state licensing process for the production of industrial hemp. The details of the announcement are below:
Who: Rep. Dave Considine, Rep. Chris Danou (D-Trempealeau)
When: Wednesday, May 6th, 11:00 AM
Where: Assembly Parlor, State Capitol
All members of the media are invited to attend.
Last session’s hemp bill, Assembly Bill 638 was not formally introduced until January 21, 2014, so the 2015 proposal, LRB 1692, will have nearly a year for consideration. AB638 had 12 assembly cosponsors and two from the senate. One of the senate sponsors was Dale Schultz (R-Richland Center). Schultz, who did not seek reelection, was a veteran senator and previous hemp bill sponsor
Like last session’s AB638, LRB 1692 is also seeing bipartisan interest with at least one Republican joining a number of Democrats in cosponsoring. Rep. Romaine Quinn (R-Rice Lake). Quinn, first elected to the Assembly in 2014, formerly served on Rice Lake’s city council and as mayor, the city’s youngest in history.
Read the Legislative Reference Bureau analysis of LRB 1692 here.