Senate Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee
June 23, 2016
461 Main Capitol
Senate Bill 1110 (ARGALL) – Summary – An Act regulating controlled plants and noxious weeds; establishing the Controlled Plant and Noxious Weed Committee; providing for powers and duties of the Controlled Plant and Noxious Weed Committee; imposing powers and duties on the Secretary of Agriculture and municipalities; prescribing penalties; establishing a category of controlled plants and providing for the permitting of controlled plants intended to be grown for biomass and biofuel production or for other beneficial purposes; and repealing the Noxious Weed Control Law.
House Bill 967 (DIAMOND) – Summary – An Act amending Title 3 (Agriculture) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, providing for industrial hemp research; imposing powers and duties on the Department of Agriculture and the Legislative Reference Bureau; imposing criminal and civil penalties; abrogating a regulation; and making a related repeal.
A08373 (VOGEL) – Summary – Requires criminal history records checks for contracted growers. Authorizes testing of seeds, plants and plant materials at the permit holders cost and technical changes.