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Nebraska Hemp Law and Legislation

Nebraska Unicameral Legislature

LB 617

SUMMARY: A BILL FOR AN ACT relating to agricultural promotion; to amend section 2 28-401, Reissue Revised Statutes of Nebraska, and section 2-5701, 3 Revised Statutes Cumulative Supplement, 2016; to adopt the 4 Industrial Hemp Act; to provide an exemption as prescribed; to 5 provide an operative date; and to repeal the original sections.

VOTE HEMP POSITION: Neutral - allows for hemp farming but excessive regulation and requires a commission.

LR 573

Interim study to examine the historic and present state of industrial hemp as an alternative crop in Nebraska and its future potential. Introduced 3/29/16

VOTE HEMP POSITION: Opposed, study is unneccesary

LB 1001

Allow growth and cultivation of industrial hemp by the Department of Agriculture or a postsecondary institution, exempt industrial hemp from the Uniform Controlled Substances Act. Introduced 1/21/2014.

Status: Signed by Governor Heineman on 4/2/2014.
Download the text of LB 1001 here (PDF file 77k).

LB 273

Died in House committee.
Download the text of LB 273 here (PDF file 77k).
Download the text of Amendments to LB 273 here (PDF file 9k).
Download the Committee Statement to LB 273 here (PDF file 16k).
Download the Fiscal Note to LB 273 here (PDF file 12k).

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