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SF 1952

as introduced - 92nd Legislature (2021 - 2022) Posted on 03/10/2021 03:50pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.

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A bill for an act
relating to agriculture; modifying industrial hemp provisions; appropriating money;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 18K.04, subdivision 1.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 18K.04, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Requirement; issuance; presumption.

(a) A person must obtain a license
from the commissioner before (1) growing industrial hemp deleted text beginfor commercial or research
purposes
deleted text end, and (2) before processing industrial hemp for commercial purposes.

(b) To obtain a license under paragraph (a), a person must apply to the commissioner
in the form prescribed by the commissioner and must pay the annual registration and
inspection fee established by the commissioner in accordance with section 16A.1285,
subdivision 2
.

(c) For a license to grow industrial hemp deleted text beginfor commercial or research purposesdeleted text end, the license
application must include the name and address of the applicant and the legal description of
the land area or areas where industrial hemp will be grown by the applicant and any other
information required under Code of Federal Regulations, title 7, part 990.

(d) For a license to process industrial hemp for commercial purposes, the license
application must include the name and address of the applicant, the legal description of the
processing location, and any other information required by the commissioner.

(e) A licensee is responsible for compliance with the license requirements irrespective
of the acts or omissions of an authorized representative acting on behalf of the licensee.

(f) When an applicant has paid the fee and completed the application process to the
satisfaction of the commissioner, the commissioner must issue a license which is valid until
December 31 of the year of application.

deleted text begin (g) A person licensed under paragraph (a) to grow industrial hemp is presumed to be
growing industrial hemp for commercial or research purposes.
deleted text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end

Sec. 2. new text beginAPPROPRIATION; INDUSTRIAL HEMP PROCESSING.
new text end

new text begin $....... in fiscal year 2022 and $....... in fiscal year 2023 are appropriated from the general
fund to the commissioner of agriculture for value-added grants focused on industrial hemp
processing with an emphasis on hemp and fiber processing. The appropriations under this
section are made under the agricultural growth, research, and innovation program in
Minnesota Statutes, section 41A.12. These appropriations are onetime and available until
June 30, 2024.
new text end