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 Bill Status of SB2298  100th General Assembly

Short Description:  INDUSTRIAL HEMP ACT

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Toi W. Hutchinson - David Koehler - Omar Aquino, Cristina Castro and Heather A. Steans

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/24/2018SenateAssigned to Agriculture

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act
30 ILCS 105/5.878 new
505 ILCS 100/2from Ch. 5, par. 952
720 ILCS 550/3from Ch. 56 1/2, par. 703
720 ILCS 550/8from Ch. 56 1/2, par. 708
720 ILCS 550/15.2 rep.

Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Industrial Hemp Act. Provides that a person desiring to grow, cultivate, or process industrial hemp or industrial hemp products must be licensed by the Department of Agriculture. Provides that the application for a license shall include the name and address of the applicant and the legal description of the land area, including Global Positioning System coordinates, to be used to cultivate industrial hemp. Provides that the Department may determine, by rule, the duration of a license and the requirements for license renewal. Preempts home rule powers. Amends the Illinois Noxious Weed Law. Provides that "noxious weed" does not include industrial hemp. Amends the Cannabis Control Act. Provides that "cannabis" does not include industrial hemp. Makes conforming changes in the State Finance Act.

DateChamber Action
  1/10/2018SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Toi W. Hutchinson
  1/10/2018SenateFirst Reading
  1/10/2018SenateReferred to Assignments
  1/24/2018SenateAssigned to Agriculture
  1/31/2018SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. David Koehler
  2/20/2018SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Cristina Castro
  2/21/2018SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Heather A. Steans
  2/21/2018SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Omar Aquino

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