KY HB188 | 2019 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)
Status: Introduced on February 5 2019 - 25% progression
Action: 2019-02-06 - to Appropriations & Revenue (H)
Pending: House Appropriations and Revenue Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]


Create a noncodified section to relate legislative findings about cannabis; create new sections of KRS Chapter 260 to establish the Office of Cannabis Control within the Department of Agriculture; to prohibit the production, storage, sale, or transport of cannabis unless licensed by this Act; to specify the application requirements for cannabis producers, storage licensees, and transporters; to specify the rights granted by each license type; and to establish fees for initial licensing and license renewal; create a new section of KRS Chapter 138 to establish an excise tax for the production of cannabis; establish a new section of KRS Chapter 260 to establish the cannabis distribution trust fund and appropriate moneys from the fund for operating expenses of the Office of Cannabis Control and supplementing employer contributions to specified retirement systems; amend KRS 246.030 to establish the Office of Cannabis Control within the Department of Agriculture; create a noncodified section to name the Act, “The Free Market Access for Cannabis Entrepreneurs Act of 2019”; APPROPRIATION.

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AN ACT relating to the production of cannabis and making an appropriation therefor.



2019-02-06Houseto Appropriations & Revenue (H)
2019-02-05Houseintroduced in House


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