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* Wisconsin Testimony *

AB 146 - 2007

Download the text of Vote Hemp's written testimony for AB 146 here (PDF file 396k).


Wisconsin Industrial Hemp Legislation

Wisconsin State Legislature

2014
AB 638
Relating to: growing and processing industrial hemp, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation. Introduced on 1/21/14.
Download the fiscal estimate for AB 740 here (PDF file 49k).

2010
AB 740
An Act to renumber and amend 961.55 (8); and to create 20.115 (7) (gc), 94.55, 961.32 (3) and 961.55 (8) (b) of the statutes; relating to: growing and processing industrial hemp, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation. Introduced on 2/11/10. Read first time and referred to committee on Agriculture on 2/11/10. Public hearing held on 2/24/10. Fiscal estimate received on 3/3/10. Report passage recommended by committee on Agriculture, Ayes 6, Noes 5 on 4/20/10. Failed to pass pursuant to Senate Joint Resolution 1 on 4/28/10.
Download the fiscal estimate for AB 740 here (PDF file 200k).
Download the text of AB 740 here (PDF file 28k).

AB 206
An Act to renumber and amend 961.55 (8); and to create 20.115 (7) (gc), 94.55, 961.32 (3) and 961.55 (8) (b) of the statutes; relating to: growing and processing industrial hemp, granting rule−making authority, and making an appropriation. Assembly substitute amendment 1 offered by Representatives Molepske Jr., Garthwaite, Vruwink and Danou on 1/20/10. Executive action taken on 1/21/10. Failed to pass pursuant to Senate Joint Resolution 1 on 4/28/10.
Download the text of Assembly Substitute Amendment here (PDF file 24k).

2009
AB 206
An Act relating to: creating a committee to study the uses of industrial hemp. Introduced 4/14/09. Read first time and referred to committee on Rural Economic Development on 4/14/09. Withdrawn from committee on Rural Economic Development and referred to committee on Agriculture pursuant to Assembly Rule 42 (3)(c) on 9/22/09. Public hearing held on 11/12/09. Carried over to 2010.
Download the text of AB 206 here (PDF file 24k).

2009
AB 206
An Act relating to: creating a committee to study the uses of industrial hemp. Introduced 4/14/09. Read first time and referred to committee on Rural Economic Development on 4/14/09. Withdrawn from committee on Rural Economic Development and referred to committee on Agriculture pursuant to Assembly Rule 42 (3)(c) on 9/22/09. Public hearing held on 11/12/09.
Download the text of AB 206 here (PDF file 24k).

2008
AB 146
An Act relating to: creating a committee to study the uses of industrial hemp. Introduced 3/5/07. In committee on Rules on 5/21/07. Carried over from 2007. Failed to pass pursuant to Senate Joint Resolution 1 on 3/21/08.
Download the text of AB 146 here (PDF file 16k).

2007
AB 146
An Act relating to: creating a committee to study the uses of industrial hemp. Introduced 3/5/07. Referred to committee on Rural Economic Development. Public hearing held on 4/18/07. Report passage recommended by committee on Rural Economic Development and referred to committee on Rules on 5/21/07. Carried over to 2008.
Download the text of AB 146 here (PDF file 16k).

2002
AB 679
Passed by the Agriculture Committee, but died in the Rules Committee.
Download the text of AB 679 here (PDF file 13k).


Quick Links Concerning Industrial Hemp in Wisconsin

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Wisconsin Reports, Studies & Letters

Is Industrial Hemp Worth Further Study in the U.S.? A Survey of the Literature
By T. Randall Fortenbery and Michael Bennett
University of Wisconsin - Madison
Staff Paper No. 443, July 2001, 40 pages
(PDF file 987k)

Market Analysis for Hemp Fiber as a Feed Stock
By Carl Houtman
USDA, FS, Forest Products Laboratory
1997. 5 pages
(PDF file 569k)

America's Hemp King
By Dennis Rens, Grandson of Matt Rens
1995
(HTML)

What about growing HEMP?

What about growing HEMP?
By A. H. Wright
Extension Service of the College of Agriculture
University of Wisconsin - Madison
November 1942, 8 pages
(PDF file 3.68MB)

Wisconsin's Hemp Industry
By A. S. Alexander
A history of the Wisconsin Agricultural Experiment Association. Part II: The Directorship of Harry Luman Russell: 1907-1930 (1935), Madison, Wisconsin.
Wisconsin's Hemp Industry (HTML link)
Wisconsin's Hemp Industry (PDF file 268k)

Developing Wisconsin's Hemp Industry
By A. H. Wright
Wisconsin Agricultural Experiment Association: a quarter of a century of crop improvement in Wisconsin. Twenty-fifth annual report of the Wisconsin Agricultural Experiment Association (1927), Madison, Wisconsin, pages 34-36.
Developing Wisconsin's Hemp Industry (HTML link)
Developing Wisconsin's Hemp Industry (PDF file 648k)

Work of the Hemp Order
By A. H. Wright
Wisconsin Agricultural Experiment Association: nineteenth annual report of the Wisconsin Agricultural Experiment Association with seventh annual report of Alfalfa Order. Address of president, secretary's report and account of the association's activities in promoting progressive agriculture (1921), Madison, Wisconsin, pages 48-50.
Work of the Hemp Order (HTML link)
Work of the Hemp Order (PDF file 660k)

Report of the Hemp Order
By A. H. Wright
Wisconsin Agricultural Experiment Association: eighteenth annual report of the Wisconsin Agricultural Experiment Association with sixth annual report of Alfalfa Order. Address of president, secretary's report and account of the association's activities in promoting progressive agriculture (1920), Madison, Wisconsin, pages 39-40.
Report of the Hemp Order (HTML link)
Report of the Hemp Order (PDF file 444k)

The Wisconsin Hemp Order
By H. W. Albertz
Work of the Wisconsin Agricultural Experiment Association: with a brief description, history and adaptation of pure bred field crops grown by its members (1919), Madison, Wisconsin, pages 14-15.
The Wisconsin Hemp Order (HTML link)
The Wisconsin Hemp Order (PDF file 484k)


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