REFERENCE TITLE: industrial hemp; study committee
State of Arizona
First Regular Session
Establishing the industrial hemp study committee.
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Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Arizona:
Section 1. Industrial hemp study committee; membership; duties; report; delayed repeal
A. The industrial hemp study committee is established consisting of the following members:
1. Two members of the senate who are appointed by the president of the senate and who are members of different political parties.
2. Two members of the house of representatives who are appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives and who are members of different political parties.
3. One representative of a statewide farm association or organization who is appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives.
4. One county attorney who is appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives.
5. One sheriff who is appointed by the president of the senate.
6. One member of the public who is engaged in the business of farming, who has an interest in growing industrial hemp and who is appointed by the president of the senate.
7. The director of the Arizona department of agriculture or the director's designee.
8. The dean of the university of Arizona college of agriculture and life sciences or the dean's designee.
B. The industrial hemp study committee shall:
1. Identify and study the beneficial uses of industrial hemp.
2. Examine the economic opportunities associated with the production of industrial hemp as a farm product.
3. Examine the economic opportunities associated with the manufacturing of industrial hemp products in this state.
4. Review actions taken by the federal government and other states regarding industrial hemp.
C. On or before September 1, 2016, the industrial hemp study committee shall submit a report regarding its findings and recommendations to the governor, the speaker of the house of representatives and the president of the senate and provide a copy of this report to the secretary of state.
D. This section is repealed from and after December 31, 2016.