Rand Paul-championed KY Industrial Hemp Bill passes Legislature! Awaiting Gov. signature...Submitted by AnCapMercenary on Wed, 03/27/2013 - 22:40
Published on Mar 27, 2013
On Tuesday, March 26, the Kentucky General Assembly agreed to final passage of Kentucky Senate Bill 50, which would set up a framework to regulate industrial hemp in Kentucky. Sen. Paul has pledged to seek a waiver from the administration when a regulatory framework is in place. He has also introduced legislation at the federal level that removes restrictions on the production of industrial hemp.
"I commend the Kentucky General Assembly for final passage of Senate Bill 50. I want to thank Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture James Comer, Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Paul Hornback and the members of the Kentucky Industrial Hemp Commission for their leadership and hard work in passing this legislation," Sen. Paul said.
Gregory A. Hall
The Courier-Journal [The Anti-Rand Gannett-owned local paper]
Mar. 27, 2013 4:44 PM
FRANKFORT, KY. — Gov. Steve Beshear wants to talk to law enforcement before deciding whether to sign the hemp bill that passed the Kentucky General Assembly in the final hour of its 2013 session.
“The bill was amended and passed in the last hour of session, and we have not yet had a chance to review it,” spokeswoman Kerri Richardson said Wednesday. “The governor is going to review the bill and talk with law enforcement before making any decision.”
The governor has 10 days to decide whether to veto the bill. Since the legislature adjourned Tuesday, any veto by Beshear could not be overridden.