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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 - Iris Y. Martinez - Wm. Sam McCann, Cristina Castro, Heather A. Steans, Neil Anderson, Linda Holmes, Kimberly A. Lightford, Steven M. Landek and Laura M. Murphy

House Sponsors
(Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy - Sonya M. Harper - Elizabeth Hernandez - Tim Butler, Emanuel Chris Welch, Daniel Swanson, Steven Reick, Charles Meier, Melissa Conyears-Ervin, Robert Martwick, Camille Y. Lilly, Jehan Gordon-Booth, Laura Fine, Robyn Gabel, Nick Sauer, David S. Olsen, Barbara Flynn Currie, Jaime M. Andrade, Jr., Theresa Mah, Terri Bryant, Nicholas K Smith, Ann M. Williams, Jay Hoffman and Steven A. Andersson)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  5/17/2018HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate

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.

Senate Committee Amendment No. 1
Deletes reference to:
30 ILCS 105/5.878 new
720 ILCS 550/8
720 ILCS 550/15.2 rep.
Adds reference to:
30 ILCS 105/5.886 new

Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Provides that a person shall not process industrial hemp in this State without registering with the Department on a form prescribed by the Department of Agriculture. Provides that the Department shall adopt rules for the testing of the industrial hemp THC levels and the disposal of plant matter exceeding lawful THC levels, including an option for a cultivator to retest for a minor violation, with the retest threshold determined by the Department and set in rule. Provides that the application for a license shall include: (1) the name and address of the applicant; (2) the legal description of the land area, including Global Positioning System coordinates, to be used to cultivate industrial hemp; and (3) if federal law requires a research purpose for the cultivation of industrial hemp, a description of one or more research purposes planned for the cultivation of industrial hemp which may include the study of the growth, cultivation, or marketing of industrial hemp; however, the research purpose requirement shall not be construed to limit the commercial sale of industrial hemp (in the introduced bill, 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 rules set by the Department and set by rule within 120 days (in the introduced bill, 240 days) of the effective date of the Act. Restores provision in the Cannabis Control Act concerning an industrial hemp pilot program. Defines "land area", "person", "process", and "THC". Makes other changes. Effective immediately.

House Committee Amendment No. 1
Provides that except for willful or wanton misconduct, a person employed by the Department of Agriculture shall not be subject to criminal or civil penalties for taking any action under the Act when the actions are within the scope of his or her employment.

Actions 
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
  3/26/2018SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Neil Anderson
  4/6/2018SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Toi W. Hutchinson
  4/6/2018SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  4/9/2018SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Iris Y. Martinez
  4/10/2018SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Agriculture
  4/12/2018SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted
  4/12/2018SenateDo Pass as Amended Agriculture; 009-000-000
  4/12/2018SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading April 17, 2018
  4/12/2018SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Wm. Sam McCann
  4/12/2018SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Linda Holmes
  4/23/2018SenateSecond Reading
  4/23/2018SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading April 24, 2018
  4/24/2018SenateThird Reading - Passed; 050-000-000
  4/24/2018HouseArrived in House
  4/24/2018HouseChief House Sponsor Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy
  4/24/2018HouseFirst Reading
  4/24/2018HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  4/26/2018HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Sonya M. Harper
  4/27/2018SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Kimberly A. Lightford
  4/27/2018SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Steven M. Landek
  5/2/2018HouseAssigned to Agriculture & Conservation Committee
  5/7/2018HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch
  5/7/2018HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy
  5/7/2018HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  5/8/2018HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Agriculture & Conservation Committee
  5/8/2018HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted in Agriculture & Conservation Committee; by Voice Vote
  5/8/2018HouseDo Pass as Amended / Short Debate Agriculture & Conservation Committee; 015-000-000
  5/9/2018HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  5/16/2018HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Elizabeth Hernandez
  5/17/2018HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  5/17/2018HouseHeld on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Short Debate
  5/17/2018HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  5/17/2018HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  5/17/2018HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Daniel Swanson
  5/17/2018HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Steven Reick
  5/17/2018HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Charles Meier
  5/17/2018HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Tim Butler
  5/17/2018SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Laura M. Murphy
  5/17/2018HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Melissa Conyears-Ervin
  5/18/2018HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Robert Martwick
  5/18/2018HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Camille Y. Lilly
  5/18/2018HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Jehan Gordon-Booth
  5/18/2018HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Laura Fine
  5/18/2018HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Robyn Gabel
  5/18/2018HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Nick Sauer
  5/18/2018HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. David S. Olsen
  5/18/2018HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Barbara Flynn Currie
  5/18/2018HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Jaime M. Andrade, Jr.
  5/18/2018HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Theresa Mah
  5/18/2018HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Terri Bryant
  5/18/2018HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Nicholas K Smith
  5/18/2018HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Ann M. Williams
  5/18/2018HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Jay Hoffman
  5/18/2018HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Steven A. Andersson

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