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04/12/2021 01:00 PM RESOURCES

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+ teleconferenced
= bill was previously heard/scheduled
+= SJR 8 COMPLETION OF UNIVERSITY LAND GRANT TELECONFERENCED
Moved CSSJR 8(RES) Out of Committee
+= HB 156 INDUSTRIAL HEMP PROGRAM;MANUFACTURING TELECONFERENCED
Moved CSHB 156(RES) Out of Committee
+ Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled TELECONFERENCED
                    ALASKA STATE LEGISLATURE                                                                                  
               HOUSE RESOURCES STANDING COMMITTEE                                                                             
                         April 12, 2021                                                                                         
                           1:01 p.m.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
MEMBERS PRESENT                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Representative Josiah Patkotak, Chair                                                                                           
Representative Grier Hopkins, Vice Chair                                                                                        
Representative Zack Fields                                                                                                      
Representative Calvin Schrage                                                                                                   
Representative Sara Hannan                                                                                                      
Representative George Rauscher                                                                                                  
Representative Mike Cronk                                                                                                       
Representative Ronald Gillham                                                                                                   
Representative Tom McKay                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
MEMBERS ABSENT                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
All members present                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
COMMITTEE CALENDAR                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
CS FOR SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 8(RES)                                                                                       
Urging  the  Alaska delegation  in  Congress,  the United  States                                                               
Department  of the  Interior, and  the Governor  to facilitate  a                                                               
land  grant endowment  to the  University of  Alaska; urging  the                                                               
Alaska delegation  in Congress to  reintroduce the  University of                                                               
Alaska  Fiscal  Foundation  Act;  and urging  the  Department  of                                                               
Natural  Resources  to work  with  the  University of  Alaska  to                                                               
identify lands suitable for the land endowment.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
     - MOVED CSSJR 8(RES) OUT OF COMMITTEE                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
HOUSE BILL NO. 156                                                                                                              
"An  Act  relating  to  industrial hemp;  and  providing  for  an                                                               
effective date."                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
     - MOVED CSHB 156(RES) OUT OF COMMITTEE                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
PREVIOUS COMMITTEE ACTION                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
BILL: SJR  8                                                                                                                  
SHORT TITLE: COMPLETION OF UNIVERSITY LAND GRANT                                                                                
SPONSOR(s): SENATOR(s) STEVENS                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
02/03/21       (S)       READ THE FIRST TIME - REFERRALS                                                                        
02/03/21       (S)       EDC, RES                                                                                               
02/15/21       (S)       EDC AT 9:00 AM BUTROVICH 205                                                                           
02/15/21       (S)       Moved SJR 8 Out of Committee                                                                           
02/15/21       (S)       MINUTE(EDC)                                                                                            
02/17/21       (S)       EDC RPT 5DP                                                                                            
02/17/21       (S)       DP: HOLLAND, HUGHES, STEVENS, MICCICHE,                                                                
                         BEGICH                                                                                                 
03/12/21       (S)       RES AT 3:30 PM BUTROVICH 205                                                                           
03/12/21       (S)       -- MEETING CANCELED --                                                                                 
03/15/21       (S)       RES AT 3:30 PM BUTROVICH 205                                                                           
03/15/21       (S)       Moved CSSJR 8(RES) Out of Committee                                                                    
03/15/21       (S)       MINUTE(RES)                                                                                            
03/17/21       (S)       RES RPT CS  6DP NEW TITLE                                                                              
03/17/21       (S)       DP: REVAK, STEVENS, MICCICHE, BISHOP,                                                                  
                        VON IMHOF, KIEHL                                                                                        
03/22/21       (S)       TRANSMITTED TO (H)                                                                                     
03/22/21       (S)       VERSION: CSSJR 8(RES)                                                                                  
03/24/21       (H)       READ THE FIRST TIME - REFERRALS                                                                        
03/24/21       (H)       RES                                                                                                    
04/07/21       (H)       RES AT 1:00 PM BARNES 124                                                                              
04/07/21       (H)       Heard & Held                                                                                           
04/07/21       (H)       MINUTE(RES)                                                                                            
04/12/21       (H)       RES AT 1:00 PM BARNES 124                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
BILL: HB 156                                                                                                                  
SHORT TITLE: INDUSTRIAL HEMP PROGRAM;MANUFACTURING                                                                              
SPONSOR(s): REPRESENTATIVE(s) HOPKINS                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
03/29/21       (H)       READ THE FIRST TIME - REFERRALS                                                                        
03/29/21       (H)       L&C, RES                                                                                               
03/31/21       (H)       L&C REFERRAL REMOVED                                                                                   
03/31/21       (H)       FIN REFERRAL ADDED AFTER RES                                                                           
03/31/21       (H)       BILL REPRINTED                                                                                         
04/07/21       (H)       RES AT 1:00 PM BARNES 124                                                                              
04/07/21       (H)       Heard & Held                                                                                           
04/07/21       (H)       MINUTE(RES)                                                                                            
04/12/21       (H)       RES AT 1:00 PM BARNES 124                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
WITNESS REGISTER                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR GARY STEVENS                                                                                                            
Alaska State Legislature                                                                                                        
Juneau, Alaska                                                                                                                  
POSITION STATEMENT:  As prime sponsor, provided information and                                                               
answered questions during the hearing on SJR 8.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
TIM LAMKIN, Staff                                                                                                               
Senator Gary Stevens                                                                                                            
Alaska State Legislature                                                                                                        
Juneau, Alaska                                                                                                                  
POSITION STATEMENT:  Provided  information and answered questions                                                             
during the hearing  on SJR 8 on behalf of  Senator Stevens, prime                                                               
sponsor.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
ED FOGELS, Partner                                                                                                              
Jade North, LLC                                                                                                                 
Anchorage, Alaska                                                                                                               
POSITION STATEMENT:  Provided  information and answered questions                                                             
during the hearing on SJR 8.                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE GRIER HOPKINS                                                                                                    
Alaska State Legislature                                                                                                        
Juneau, Alaska                                                                                                                  
POSITION STATEMENT:   As prime sponsor,  provided information and                                                             
answered questions during the hearing on HB 156.                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
BUDDY WHITT, Staff                                                                                                              
Senator Shelley Hughes                                                                                                          
Alaska State Legislature                                                                                                        
Juneau, Alaska                                                                                                                  
POSITION STATEMENT:  Provided  information and answered questions                                                             
during  the  hearing on  HB  156  on  behalf of  Senator  Shelley                                                               
Hughes, prime sponsor of SB 27.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
DAVE SCHADE, Director                                                                                                           
Division of Agriculture                                                                                                         
Department of Natural Resources                                                                                                 
Palmer, Alaska                                                                                                                  
POSITION STATEMENT:  Provided  information and answered questions                                                             
during the hearing on HB 156.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
ROB CARTER, Manager                                                                                                             
Plant Materials Center                                                                                                          
Division of Agriculture                                                                                                         
Department of Natural Resources                                                                                                 
Palmer, Alaska                                                                                                                  
POSITION STATEMENT:  Provided  information and answered questions                                                             
during the hearing on HB 156.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
ACTION NARRATIVE                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
1:01:54 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  JOSIAH  PATKOTAK  called   the  House  Resources  Standing                                                             
Committee meeting  to order at  1:01 p.m.  Representatives McKay,                                                               
Fields, Cronk,  Hopkins, Schrage, Gillham, Hannan,  Rauscher, and                                                               
Patkotak were present at the call to order.                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
           SJR 8-COMPLETION OF UNIVERSITY LAND GRANT                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
1:02:34 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR PATKOTAK announced  that the first order  of business would                                                               
be CS  FOR SENATE JOINT  RESOLUTION NO. 8(RES) Urging  the Alaska                                                               
delegation  in  Congress, the  United  States  Department of  the                                                               
Interior, and the  Governor to facilitate a  land grant endowment                                                               
to  the University  of Alaska;  urging the  Alaska delegation  in                                                               
Congress  to   reintroduce  the   University  of   Alaska  Fiscal                                                               
Foundation Act;  and urging the  Department of  Natural Resources                                                               
to work with the University  of Alaska to identify lands suitable                                                               
for the land endowment.                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
1:03:19 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR  GARY   STEVENS,  Alaska  State  Legislature,   as  prime                                                               
sponsor, explained  that the University  of Alaska (UA)  has been                                                               
"land deficit"  in its history, and  SJR 8 would give  UA greater                                                               
fiscal stability,  thereby resulting in the  university's reduced                                                               
reliance on  state general fund  money.  He  noted that SJR  8 is                                                               
the  response   to  the   request  from   Alaska's  congressional                                                               
delegation for  help in passing  the University of  Alaska Fiscal                                                               
Foundation Act.                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
1:04:39 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  RAUSCHER asked  for  clarification regarding  the                                                               
proposed  legislation's   effect  on   that  which   the  federal                                                               
government owes the State of Alaska.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR STEVENS replied  that the acreage in question  is part of                                                               
the lands  already owed  to the  State of  Alaska by  the federal                                                               
government.  In response to  a follow-up question, he deferred to                                                               
his staff.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
1:05:36 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
TIM   LAMKIN,  Staff,   Senator   Gary   Stevens,  Alaska   State                                                               
Legislature,  on  behalf  of   Senator  Stevens,  prime  sponsor,                                                               
explained that the available volume  of land is "fixed," and this                                                               
request  from  Alaska's  congressional  delegation  is  aimed  at                                                               
finalizing the  land conveyances.   As further  clarification, he                                                               
explained that  SJR 8 is  a resolution intended to  give Alaska's                                                               
congressional delegation a  tool to help finalize  the process of                                                               
land conveyances.                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
1:07:00 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  PATKOTAK opined  that SJR  8  is like  asking the  federal                                                               
government to pay an invoice instead of invoicing them again.                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
1:07:15 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
ED FOGELS, Partner,  Jade North, LLC, explained  that this effort                                                               
would not  change the  amount of  land owed to  the state  by the                                                               
federal  government; rather,  it "shaves  off" some  of the  land                                                               
owed and gives it to UA.                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
1:08:21 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE HOPKINS  moved to  report SJR  8 out  of committee                                                               
with individual recommendations and  the accompanying zero fiscal                                                               
note.   There being no objection,  CSSJR 8(RES) was moved  out of                                                               
the House Resources Standing Committee.                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
1:08:41 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
The committee took a brief at-ease.                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
          HB 156-INDUSTRIAL HEMP PROGRAM;MANUFACTURING                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
1:12:25 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR PATKOTAK announced  that the final order  of business would                                                               
be HOUSE BILL  NO. 156, "An Act relating to  industrial hemp; and                                                               
providing for an effective date."                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
1:12:45 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  HANNAN moved  to adopt  Amendment 1,  labeled 32-                                                               
LS0741\A.1, Radford, 4/9/21, which read as follows:                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
     Page 3, lines 9 - 15:                                                                                                      
          Delete all material and insert:                                                                                       
        "* Sec. 2. AS 03.05.010(c) is amended to read:                                                                      
          (c)  The commissioner of natural resources shall                                                                  
     notify the  Marijuana Control Board and  the Department                                                                
     of Public  Safety when the  commissioner issues  a stop                                                                
     order. The commissioner of natural resources                                                                           
               (1)   shall  issue a  stop order  to a  [ANY]                                                            
     person                                                                                                                     
               (A)   not  registered under  AS 03.05.076 who                                                                
     is found to be producing a plant [PRODUCT] with delta-                                                                     
     9-tetrahydrocannabinol; or                                                                                             
               (B)   registered  under  AS 03.05.076 who  is                                                                
     found   to  be   producing   a   plant  with   delta-9-                                                                
     tetrahydrocannabinol over one percent; and                                                                             
               (2)   may  issue  a stop  order  to a  person                                                                
     registered  under  AS 03.05.076  who  is  found  to  be                                                                
     producing  a  plant  with  delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol                                                                
     between 0.3 percent and one  percent [OVER 0.3 PERCENT,                                                                
     REGARDLESS OF  WHETHER THE  PERSON IS  REGISTERED UNDER                                                                    
     AS 03.05.076.  THE  COMMISSIONER OF  NATURAL  RESOURCES                                                                    
     SHALL  NOTIFY  THE  MARIJUANA  CONTROL  BOARD  AND  THE                                                                    
     DEPARTMENT  OF  PUBLIC  SAFETY  WHEN  THE  COMMISSIONER                                                                    
     ISSUES A STOP ORDER]."                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
     Page 3, following line 31:                                                                                                 
          Insert a new bill section to read:                                                                                    
        "* Sec. 4. AS 03.05.076(e) is amended to read:                                                                      
          (e)  The department [MAY]                                                                                             
               (1)  shall issue  a stop-sale order and issue                                                                
     a  violation  notice  to  a  person  who  is  producing                                                                    
     industrial hemp without a current registration;                                                                            
               (2)      may  adopt   regulations   regarding                                                                
     approved shipping documentation  for the transportation                                                                    
     of industrial hemp;                                                                                                        
               (3)      may   conduct   random   tests   and                                                                
          inspections of industrial hemp for delta- 9-                                                                          
     tetrahydrocannabinol   concentration  produced   by  an                                                                    
     individual registered under this section."                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
     Renumber the following bill sections accordingly.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
     Page 4, line 26:                                                                                                           
          Delete "Section 8"                                                                                                    
          Insert "Section 9"                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
     Page 5, line 1:                                                                                                            
          Delete "sec. 9(a)"                                                                                                    
          Insert "sec. 10(a)"                                                                                                   
          Delete "sec. 8"                                                                                                       
          Insert "sec. 9"                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
     Page 5, line 3:                                                                                                            
          Delete "sec. 9(b)"                                                                                                    
          Insert "sec. 10(b)"                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
1:12:58 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE SCHRAGE objected for purposes of discussion.                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
1:13:12 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE GRIER HOPKINS, Alaska  State Legislature, as prime                                                               
sponsor  of HB  156, explained  that  Amendment 1  is a  friendly                                                               
amendment intended to  ensure that HB 156 and SB  27 move forward                                                               
in  similar  form.    He  noted the  importance  of  passing  the                                                               
proposed legislation by  October in order to  give the Department                                                               
of Natural  Resources (DNR)  time to  create regulations  for the                                                               
industrial  hemp program  in  accordance with  federal  law.   He                                                               
outlined Amendment  1, stressing that it  clarifies "stop orders"                                                               
for growers of crops with  tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) who are not                                                               
registered  with  the  State  of  Alaska  or  who  are  producing                                                               
industrial hemp  with a THC  concentration over one percent.   He                                                               
noted that  Amendment 1 clarifies  that the DNR  commissioner may                                                               
issue a stop order to a  registered grower with a crop containing                                                               
THC  concentrations of  between .3  and 1  percent, depending  on                                                               
whether the  grower is making a  good faith effort to  reduce the                                                               
THC  concentration in  the final  product.   He  also noted  that                                                               
Amendment 1 contains  clarifying language for other  parts of the                                                               
bill.                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
1:15:42 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  RAUSCHER  asked   whether  Amendment  1  relieves                                                               
possible penalties  that could be  imposed on growers by  the DNR                                                               
commissioner.                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE HOPKINS clarified those  penalties would be in the                                                               
form of  stop orders; growers  would lose the ability  to produce                                                               
industrial hemp.                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE RAUSCHER asked whether  HB 156 contains parameters                                                               
for any penalties other than stop orders.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE HOPKINS deferred to  Buddy Whitt, staff to Senator                                                               
Hughes.                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
1:18:04 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
BUDDY  WHITT,   Staff,  Senator  Shelley  Hughes,   Alaska  State                                                               
Legislature,  explained  that  there  are  guidelines  for  civil                                                               
penalties  for growers  who are  found guilty  of a  violation if                                                               
they  have crops  with THC  concentrations  of between  .3 and  1                                                               
percent  and fail  to recondition  their crop  as allowed  by the                                                               
Division of Agriculture  [within DNR].  Crops  of industrial hemp                                                               
with  THC  concentrations  over  1 percent  become  a  matter  of                                                               
criminal law.                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  RAUSCHER   asked  whether  stop   orders  replace                                                               
penalties, exist alongside penalties, or affect different areas.                                                                
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  HOPKINS  noted   that  representatives  from  the                                                               
Division of Agriculture are available for questions.                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
1:20:12 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
DAVE  SCHADE, Director,  Division of  Agriculture, Department  of                                                               
Natural Resources, explained  that the stop order  applies to any                                                               
grower  not registered  and carries  with it  a civil  penalty of                                                               
$500  per   day.    Any   grower  with  a  crop   containing  THC                                                               
concentrations of over  one percent is reported  to the Marijuana                                                               
Control  Board, which  then has  jurisdiction.   The Division  of                                                               
Agriculture retains the discretion to  work with growers who have                                                               
crops  with THC  concentrations of  between .3  and 1  percent to                                                               
recondition  their  crop  to  get   the  concentration  below  .3                                                               
percent; if a  grower does not lower the THC  levels to the legal                                                               
concentration, the Division of Agriculture  has the discretion to                                                               
give the grower a stop order and/or a civil penalty.                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
1:21:31 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE   SCHRAGE  asked   whether  the   program  already                                                               
requires growers to register.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE HOPKINS  responded that,  as the pilot  program is                                                               
ending, growers would have to re-register.                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE SCHRAGE  asked whether the pilot  program required                                                               
registration.                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
1:22:12 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MR. SCHADE  explained that  under federal  law, all  producers of                                                               
industrial hemp are  required to be registered in  either a state                                                               
program  or the  U.S. Department  of Agriculture  (USDA) program.                                                               
He  stated his  belief that  no grower  in Alaska  has registered                                                               
with the  USDA, and  added that  manufacturers and  retail stores                                                               
must   also  be   registered.     He  said   that  the   language                                                               
transitioning  from the  pilot program  to the  permanent program                                                               
will  include "rolling  over"  the  currently registered  growers                                                               
into the permanent program.                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE SCHRAGE  withdrew his  objection to the  motion to                                                               
adopt Amendment 1.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
1:23:29 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR PATKOTAK objected for discussion purposes.                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
1:23:31 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  GILLHAM  referred  to  language in  HB  156  that                                                               
discusses regulating the farming of elk.                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE   HOPKINS  reminded   Representative  Cronk   that                                                               
legislative drafting  style requires amending the  entire section                                                               
of the statute to include new language.                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
1:24:45 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE RAUSCHER  referred to the earlier  discussion of a                                                               
civil  penalty  of $500  per  day  and  asked how  quickly  those                                                               
penalties could be expected to add up.                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE HOPKINS replied that the  language of HB 156 gives                                                               
the  DNR  commissioner  leeway  to  work  with  growers  who  are                                                               
determined  to  be  acting  in good  faith  instead  of  imposing                                                               
mandatory penalties;  civil penalties would not  come into effect                                                               
until, and if,  a grower is determined to be  attempting to skirt                                                               
the law and grow marijuana instead of industrial hemp.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
1:25:50 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR PATKOTAK  removed his  objection.   There being  no further                                                               
objection, Amendment 1 was adopted.                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
1:26:05 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE HANNAN noted her support  for HB 156 [as amended],                                                               
and asked  whether individual growers  who want to grow  hemp for                                                               
personal use would be allowed to do so.                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
MR.  SCHADE  explained  that,  under federal  law,  there  is  no                                                               
personal exemption for growing industrial  hemp; anyone who wants                                                               
to  grow,  use,   manufacture,  or  sell  the   product  must  be                                                               
registered  with  the  program,  which  is  the  reason  why  the                                                               
registration fee is only $400.                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE HANNAN asked for the  dollar amount of the testing                                                               
fee.                                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
MR. SCHADE replied  that testing products intended  for animal or                                                               
human consumption  comes with  fees in  the hundreds  of dollars,                                                               
but  industrial hemp  for non-consumption  uses such  as textiles                                                               
requires much simpler testing to determine only THC content.                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
1:30:09 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  RAUSCHER said,  "I had  heard that  if you  had a                                                               
large pot crop ...  and you were to plant a  hemp crop next door,                                                               
the bees  would cross-pollinate  and basically turn  the cannabis                                                               
into hemp.  ... Do you know whether that's true?"                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
1:30:54 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
ROB  CARTER,   Manager,  Plant  Materials  Center,   Division  of                                                               
Agriculture,  Department of  Natural  Resources, explained  that,                                                               
insofar  as  cannabis  is generally  wind-pollinated,  there  are                                                               
isolations distances  required to  protect one  cannabis producer                                                               
from another.  Pollen transfer from  an industrial hemp crop to a                                                               
recreational  cannabis operation  could result  in lower  quality                                                               
cannabinoids, including THC  concentration, thereby affecting the                                                               
market for  that crop.  He  stressed that this activity  has been                                                               
accounted for  in the  regulations.  In  response to  a follow-up                                                               
question, he  said that the size  of the cannabis pollen  is what                                                               
determines the distance.                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
1:33:20 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE HOPKINS  moved to report  HB 156, as  amended, out                                                               
of   committee   with    individual   recommendations   and   the                                                               
accompanying fiscal notes.                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
1:33:32 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  PATKOTAK  objected  to allow  Representative  Hopkins  the                                                               
opportunity to provide any closing  comments.  After ascertaining                                                               
that Representative  Hopkins had no closing  comments, he removed                                                               
his objection.  There being no further objection, CSHB 156(RES)                                                                 
was reported out of the House Resources Standing Committee.                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
1:35:01 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
ADJOURNMENT                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
There being no further business before the committee, the House                                                                 
Resources Standing Committee meeting was adjourned at 1:35 p.m.                                                                 

Document Name Date/Time Subjects
HB 156 Amendment Hopkins 4.12.2021.pdf HRES 4/12/2021 1:00:00 PM
HB 156
HB 156 Sectional Analysis 4.7.2021.pdf HRES 4/7/2021 1:00:00 PM
HRES 4/12/2021 1:00:00 PM
HB 156
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