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  195.746.  Registration and permits, requirements — application, contents — issuance, when. — 1.  Any producer of industrial hemp shall obtain a registration from the department.  Any producer of agricultural hemp shall ensure that all agricultural hemp propagules and agricultural hemp seed comply with any standards established by the department.

  2.  Any person who sells, distributes, or offers for sale any agricultural hemp propagule or agricultural hemp seed in the state shall obtain an agricultural hemp propagule and seed permit from the department.  An agricultural hemp propagule and seed permit shall authorize a permit holder to sell, distribute, or offer for sale agricultural hemp propagules or agricultural hemp seed to registered producers or other permit holders.  A permit holder is exempt from requirements in chapter 266 if he or she only sells, distributes, or offers for sale agricultural hemp propagules or agricultural hemp seed.

  3.  An application for an industrial hemp registration or agricultural hemp propagule and seed permit shall include:

  (1)  The name and address of the applicant;

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

  (3)  For any industrial hemp registration, the global positioning system coordinates and legal description for the property used for the industrial hemp 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.

  4.  The department shall issue a registration under this section to an applicant who meets the requirements of this section and section 195.749 and who satisfactorily completes a state and federal fingerprint criminal history background check under section 43.543.  The department may charge an applicant an additional fee for the cost of the fingerprint criminal history background check in addition to the registration fee.  If required by federal law, the department shall require an applicant for an agricultural hemp propagule and seed permit to comply with the fingerprint criminal history background check requirements of this subsection.

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

  6.  An industrial hemp registration or agricultural hemp propagule and seed permit is:

  (1)  Nontransferable, except such registration or permit may be transferred to a person who otherwise meets the requirements of a registrant or permit holder, and the person 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 permit holder;

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

  (3)  Renewable as determined by the department, if the registrant or permit holder is found to be in good standing.

  7.  Each individual parcel of ground or indoor cultivation facility with a separate legal description shall be required to obtain a separate registration unless the parcels are contiguous and owned by the same person of record.

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(L. 2018 H.B. 2034, A.L. 2019 S.B. 133)


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