Record of Committee Proceedings

Committee on Agriculture

Assembly Bill 183

Relating to: growing and processing industrial hemp, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation.

By Representatives Kremer, Kulp, Krug, Allen, Bernier, Bowen, Brandtjen, R. Brooks, Crowley, Genrich, Jarchow, Kitchens, Kleefisch, Knodl, Kooyenga, Loudenbeck, Macco, Mursau, Nygren, Petryk, Pope, Quinn, Sargent, Schraa, Skowronski, Thiesfeldt, Tittl and Tusler; cosponsored by Senators Testin, Harsdorf, Vinehout, L. Taylor, Bewley, Craig, Feyen, Larson, Lasee, Moulton, Olsen and Tiffany.

March 28, 2017           Referred to Committee on Agriculture

November 08, 2017    Public Hearing Held

Present:       (14)      Representative Nerison; Representatives Novak, Ripp, Tranel, E. Brooks, Kitchens, VanderMeer, Mursau, Edming, Considine, Kessler, Spreitzer, Fields and Vruwink.

Absent:       (0)        None.

Excused:     (2)        Representatives Tauchen and Horlacher.

Appearances For

·      Sen. Patrick Testin - 24th Senate District

·      Rep. Jesse Kremer - 59th Assembly District

·      Elliot Stokes - Future Hemp Farmers of Wisconsin

·      Paul Mahlberg

·      Ken Anderson - Legacy Hemp, LLC

·      Dee Spolum

·      Carl Duley - UW Extension, Buffalo County

·      Bob Dvorak

·      Rob Richard - Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation

·      Chris Wilkening - Blain's Farm and Fleet

·      Marcus Grignon - Earth Island Institute/Hempstead Project

Appearances Against

·      None.

Appearances for Information Only

·      None.

Registrations For

·      Rep. Bob Kulp - 69th Assembly District

·      Rep. Scott Krug - 72nd Assembly District

·      John Jacobson - Wisconsin Property Taxpayers, Inc.

Registrations Against

·      None.

Registrations for Information Only

·      None.

March 22, 2018           Failed to pass pursuant to Senate Joint Resolution 1


Sandra Smith-Loomans

Committee Clerk