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Title XII PUBLIC HEALTH AND WELFARE

Chapter 195

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  195.746.  Registration and permits, requirements — application, contents — issuance, when. — 1.  Any grower or handler of industrial hemp shall obtain a registration from the department.  Growers and handlers engaged in the production of agricultural hemp seed shall obtain an agricultural hemp seed production permit.  An agricultural hemp seed production permit shall authorize a grower or handler to produce and handle agricultural hemp seed for sale to registered industrial hemp growers and handlers.  The department shall make information that identifies sellers of agricultural hemp seed available to growers, and any seller of agricultural hemp seed shall ensure that the seed complies with any standards established by the department.

  2.  An application for an industrial hemp registration or agricultural hemp seed production permit shall include:

  (1)  The name and address of the applicant;

  (2)  The name and address of the industrial hemp or agricultural hemp seed operation;

  (3)  The global positioning system coordinates and legal description for the property used for the industrial hemp or agricultural hemp seed operation;

  (4)  The application fee, as determined by the department, in an amount sufficient to cover the administration, regulation, and enforcement costs associated with sections 195.740 to 195.773; and

  (5)  Any other information the department deems necessary.

  3.  The department shall issue a registration or permit under this section to an applicant who meets the requirements of this section and section 195.749, who satisfactorily completes a state and federal fingerprint criminal history background check under section 43.543, who signs an acknowledgment that industrial hemp is an experimental crop, and who signs a waiver that holds the department harmless in the event a lawsuit occurs or if the growth, cultivation, processing, feeding, or marketing of industrial hemp or seed is later declared illegal under federal law.  The department may charge an applicant an additional fee for the cost of the fingerprint criminal history background check in addition to the registration or permit fee.

  4.  Upon issuance of a registration or permit, information regarding all registration and permit holders shall be forwarded to the Missouri state highway patrol.

  5.  An industrial hemp registration or agricultural hemp seed production permit is:

  (1)  Nontransferable, except such registration or permit may be transferred to a spouse or child who otherwise meets the requirements of a registrant or permittee, and the spouse or child may operate under the existing registration or permit until the registration or permit expires, at which time the renewal shall reflect the change of the registrant or permittee;

  (2)  Valid for a three-year term unless revoked by the department; and

  (3)  Renewable as determined by the department.

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(L. 2018 H.B. 2034)


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