The following bills have been scheduled for a hearing on Wednesday, March 18th in the E1.010 Hearing Room at 8am–
HB 557 – Research Hemp – Authored by Representative Joe Farias (D). This bill would allow for the growth or cultivation of industrial hemp for certain research purposes.
HB 1322 – Industrial Hemp – Authored by Representative Joe Farias (D). This bill would allow for the growth or cultivation of industrial hemp for industrial/agricultural purposes.
Please remember that you will need to complete Witness Registration on the day of the hearing via these instructions. Remember that you MUST be in range to use the Capitol WiFi to sign in on your mobile device or you must use one of the registration consoles provided. You can choose to testify or just sign up as a witness in support of the bill. If you are unable to stay for the duration of the hearing, please make sure that take the opportunity to sign in as a supporter of the bill. It is best to sign up as representing yourself rather than an organization. If you do take the opportunity to give testimony, please remember that you have 3 minutes to speak and that you can bring printed copied of information for the Committee Members (please bring 12 copies).
NOTE: You MUST sign in support of this bill BEFORE the end of the hearing. They only have 3 bills scheduled for this hearing so we are unsure how long it will last. Please try to be there to sign in at 8am. The earlier you get there the better!
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