LAWFER-BOLAND, ERWIN, HARTKE, SMITH,MICHAEL AND WIRSING.
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
Last action on Bill: TOTAL VETO STANDS
Last action date: NOV-15-2001
Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE - 1 SENATE - 0
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