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California Industrial Hemp Legislation

California State Legislature

Official California Legislative Information

2013
SB 566
An act to add Division 24 (commencing with Section 81000) to, and to repeal Section 81003 of, the Food and Agricultural Code, and to amend Section 11018 of, and to add Section 11018.5 to, the Health and Safety Code, relating to industrial hemp. Introduced on 2/22/13.
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Download the text of SB 566 as Introduced here (PDF file 250k).

AB 1137
An act to amend Section 11018 of, and to add Section 11018.5 to, the Health and Safety Code, relating to industrial hemp. Introduced on 2/22/13.
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Download the text of AB 1137 as Introduced here (PDF file 205k).

2011
SB 676
An Act relating to industrial hemp. Introduced on 2/18/11. Passed the Senate on a vote of 26 to 13 on 9/8/2011. Passed the Assembly on a vote of 49 to 22 on 9/7/2011.
Vetoed by the Governor on 10/09/2011.
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Download the text of SB 676 as Introduced here (PDF file 164k).
Download the text of SB 676 as amended and Passed in the Senate here (PDF file 164k).
Read the text of the Governor's Veto Message here (HTML).

2008
AB 684
An act to amend Section 11018 of, and to add Section 11018.5 to, the Health and Safety Code, relating to industrial hemp. Consideration of Governor's veto pending.
Download the text of AB 684 as Introduced here (PDF file 156k)
Download the text of AB 684 as Enrolled here (PDF file 100k)
Download the text of the Governor's Veto Message here (PDF file 12k).

2007
AB 684
An act to amend Section 11018 of, and to add Section 11018.5 to, the Health and Safety Code, relating to industrial hemp. Introduced on 2/21/07. Passed out of the General Assembly on 5/10/07 by a vote of 41 to 29. Passed the Senate Agriculture Committee by a vote of 3-1 on 7/3/2007. Passed the Senate Public Safety Committee by a vote of 3-2 on 7/10/2007. Re-referred to the Senate Appropriations Committee. Passed the Senate Appropriations Committee by a vote of 9-1 on 8/21/2007. Passed the Senate by a vote of 26-13 on 9/11/2007. In the Assembly the concurrence vote was 46-29 on 9/12/2007. Vetoed by Gov. Schwarzenegger on 10/11/07. Please click here for complete bill history.
Download the text of AB 684 as Introduced here (PDF file 156k)
Download the text of AB 684 as Enrolled here (PDF file 100k)
Download the text of the Governor's Veto Message here (PDF file 12k).

2006
AB 1147
Amends sections of the Health and Safety Code, relating to industrial hemp, and defines the plant as distinct from marijuana. Held over from 2005 (see below). Heard on 1/10/06 before the Assembly Public Safety Committee (passed 4 to 2) and on 1/18/06 before the Assembly Appropriations Committee (passed 13 to 3). Passed out of the General Assembly on 1/26/06 by a vote of 44 to 32. Then made it out of a couple Senate Committees and passed out of the full Senate on 8/16/06 by a vote of 26 to 13. Passed out of the Assembly again on a concurrence vote (for Senate amendments) of 44 to 29 on 8/21/06. Enrolled and sent to the Governor on 9/5/06
for his signature. Vetoed by Gov. Schwarzenegger on 9/30/06.
Download the text of AB 1147 as Introduced here (PDF file 490k).
Download the text of AB 1147 as Enrolled here (PDF file 83k).
Download the text of the Governor's Veto Message here (PDF file 19k).

2005
AB 1147
Amends sections of the Health and Safety Code, relating to industrial hemp, and defines the plant as distinct from marijuana. Introduced on 2/22/05. Heard on 4/27/05 before the Agriculture Committee. Held over until 2006.

2002
AB 388
Passed on 8/15/02, but vetoed by Gov. Davis on 9/15/02.
Download the text of AB 388 as Introduced here (PDF file 43k).
Download the text of AB 388 as Enrolled here (PDF file 43k).

2001
AB 448
Died in committee.
Download the text of AB 448 as Introduced here (PDF file 43k).
Download the text of AB 448 as Amended here (PDF file 43k).

1999
HR 32
Passed into law.
Download the text of HR 32 here (PDF file 43k).


Organizations Supporting Hemp Farming in California

California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF).


California Press Releases

Press releases for California Assemblymember Mark Leno.

Press releases for Vote Hemp


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