- District 57
Excludes craft hemp flower from the definition of "hemp product". Removes references to smokable hemp. Provides that the state seed commissioner may not adopt or enforce a rule that is more strict than required under federal law or regulation. Removes an exemption to a person who knowingly or intentionally grows or handles smokeable hemp without a license from the penalty of growing or handling hemp without a license. Repeals a law that requires that a hemp bud or a hemp flower be sold only to a processor licensed in Indiana. Provides that a food is not considered adulterated for containing low THC hemp extract or craft hemp flower. Creates contaminant testing and packaging requirements for the distribution and sale of craft hemp flower. Establishes penalties for selling or distributing craft hemp flower in violation of the requirements. Makes it a Class C infraction if a person knowingly: (1) sells or distributes craft hemp flower to a person less than 21 years of age; and (2) purchases craft hemp flower for delivery to another person who is less than 21 years of age. Provides that a retail establishment that sells or distributes craft hemp flower to a person less than 21 years of age commits a Class C infraction. Makes it a Class C infraction if a person less than 21 years of age: (1) purchases craft hemp flower; (2) accepts craft hemp flower for personal use; or (3) possesses craft hemp flower on his or her person. Provides that a person who, while a motor vehicle is in operation or located on the right-of-way of a public highway, possesses a container that contains craft hemp flower, and: (1) the container does not have tamper evident packaging; or (2) the tamper evident packaging has a broken seal; commits a Class C infraction. Provides that a violation is not considered a moving violation. Defines "craft hemp flower". Provides that craft hemp flower is not included in the definition of "controlled substance analog", "hashish", "low THC hemp extract", or "marijuana". Repeals the definition of "smokable hemp" and criminal penalties concerning smokable hemp. Makes conforming changes. Makes technical corrections.
Senator Doriot added as second sponsor
Senator Ford J.D. added as cosponsor
Senator Garten removed as second sponsor
Referred to the Senate
Third reading: passed; Roll Call 180: yeas 69, nays 28
Senate sponsors: Senators Messmer, Garten, Tallian
Second reading: ordered engrossed
Committee report: amend do pass, adopted
Coauthored by Representatives Karickhoff, Bartels, Moed
First reading: referred to Committee on Commerce, Small Business and Economic Development
Authored by Representative Eberhart
|Bill Text Versions||Format|
|Introduced House Bill (H)|
|House Bill (H)|
|Fiscal Note: HB1224.02.COMH.FN001|
|Fiscal Note: HB1224.02.COMH.FN002|
|Fiscal Note: HB1224.02.COMH.FN003|
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