Amend the bill in section 1 by striking out all of §2231 (page 1, lines 5 to 39 and page 2, lines 1 and 2 in L.D.) and inserting the following:
This amendment is the majority report of the Joint Standing Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry. It enacts a definition of "industrial hemp." In addition to the legal description of the land, as required by the bill, this amendment also requires a map, an aerial photograph or global positioning coordinates sufficient for locating the land area to be used for industrial hemp. It clarifies elements of rules necessary to implement the licensing of industrial hemp growers. It directs the Commissioner of Agriculture, Food and Rural Resources to establish application fees and per acre monitoring fees that are reasonable and necessary to cover the cost of implementing the licensing and monitoring of industrial hemp production.
This amendment specifies that the commissioner may not issue a license to grow industrial hemp unless the definition of "marihuana" in the federal Controlled Substances Act is amended to exclude industrial hemp or the United States Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Agency acts positively on a permit application for the growing of industrial hemp.