92nd General Assembly
Summary of HB3377
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INDUSTRIAL HEMP STUDY                                                      

Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
        Amends the University of Illinois Act.  Authorizes the University      
   of Illinois to study the feasibility and  desirability  of  industrial      
   hemp  production in Illinois.  Requires the findings to be reported to      
   the General Assembly by January 1,  2004.   Provides  that  additional      
   legislation  is  required  for the commercial production of industrial      
   hemp.  Amends the Cannabis Control Act and the Cannabis and Controlled      
   Substances Tort Claims Act. Provides that, for the purposes of those        
   Acts, "cannabis" does not include industrial hemp used in the study by      
   the University of Illinois. Effective immediately.                          
          FISCAL NOTE (University of Illinois)                                 
          There is no State mandated cost affiliated with HB 3377.             
        HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 2.                                                 
        Provides that the research conducted will  include  finding  high      
   producing,  high  quality  varieties of hemp with a zero level of THC.      
   Further  provides  that  concurrent  research  by   Western   Illinois      
   University shall address the potential impact of commercial production      
   of  industrial hemp on law enforcement, including, but not limited to,      
   the  impact  on  the  State's  crime  laboratory  system.   Deletes  a      
   requirement that a future  legislative  authorization  for  industrial      
   hemp  production  be  accompanied  by  an  evaluation of the potential      
   impact of industrial hemp production on law enforcement and the  crime      
   laboratory  system.  Provides  that  all  the  research  authorized is      
   subject  to  the  availability  of  funding  from  federal,   private,      
   corporate,  and  other sources other than the State of Illinois. Makes      
   other changes.                                                              
Last action on Bill: TOTAL VETO STANDS

   Last action date: NOV-15-2001

           Location: House

 Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE -   1     SENATE -   0


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