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Three amendments offered on bipartisan hemp bill by Rep. Considine

Rep. Dave Considine (D-Baraboo) (Cannabadger.com)

With the Oct. 10 public hearing looming, Rep. Dave Considine (D-Baraboo) offered 3 amendments to the Republican-sponsored bipartisan industrial hemp bill AB183/SB119 on October 6, 2017. The first regards DOJ background checks, the second has to do with importing seed and the third tribal issues. The Amendments are below with deleted text from the bill following:

ASSEMBLY AMENDMENT 1,
TO ASSEMBLY BILL 183
October 6, 2017 – Offered by Representative Considine.
1 At the locations indicated, amend the bill as follows:
21. Page 4, line 8: delete lines 8 to 14.
3 (End)
8 (d) 1. The department shall obtain a criminal history search from the records
9 maintained by the department of justice for each person applying for initial licensure
10 under this subsection.
11 2. The department may not issue a license if the person has ever been convicted
12 of a violation of ch. 961 as indicated in the information obtained under subd. 1.
13 3. Information obtained by the department under subd. 1. is confidential and
14 may be used only to determine eligibility for licensure.
ASSEMBLY AMENDMENT 2,
TO ASSEMBLY BILL 183
October 6, 2017 – Offered by Representative Considine.
1 At the locations indicated, amend the bill as follows:
21. Page 10, line 18: delete lines 18 to 25.
32. Page 11, line 1: delete lines 1 to 2.
4 (End)

18 Section 9. 961.55 (9) of the statutes is created to read:

19 961.55 (9) If a crop intended to be industrial hemp, as defined in s. 94.55 (1),
20 is tested for delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol levels and the average concentration of
21 delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol in a whole dry plant is found to exceed 1.0 percent,
22 the entire crop on the field where the plant was found shall be seized and destroyed.
23 Before a crop is seized and destroyed under this subsection, the agency whose officers
24 or employees intend to seize and destroy the crop shall provide, to the person licensed
25 under s. 94.55 (2) to grow the crop or to the person’s agent or employee, written

1 documentation verifying the test results for the crop that is subject to seizure and
2 destruction.

ASSEMBLY AMENDMENT 3,
TO ASSEMBLY BILL 183
October 6, 2017 – Offered by Representative Considine.
1 At the locations indicated, amend the bill as follows:
21. Page 5, line 20: delete the material beginning with “(a) A tribe” and ending
3with “sub. (2)” on line 22.
4 (End)

20(6) Tribal authority; special committee study. (a) A tribe in this state or a
21 member of a tribe in this state may not plant, grow, cultivate, or process industrial
22 hemp without a license issued by the department under sub. (2).

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