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TITLE 22
AGRICULTURE AND HORTICULTURE
CHAPTER 17
INDUSTRIAL HEMP RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT ACT
22-1705.  PRODUCTION, PROCESSING, transportation, AND RESEARCH OF INDUSTRIAL HEMP AUTHORIZED.  (1) Production, processing, transportation, and research of industrial hemp are subject to the rules promulgated under this chapter, the state plan, and the 2018 farm bill and the rules promulgated thereunder.
(2)  The director must expeditiously promulgate rules that are compliant with the 2018 farm bill in time to allow for the production, processing, transportation, and research of industrial hemp in Idaho under the state plan beginning with the spring 2022 growing season of industrial hemp. Any rule formulated and recommended by the Idaho state department of agriculture regarding the production, processing, transportation, or research of industrial hemp that is broader in scope or more stringent than federal law or regulations as outlined in the 2018 farm bill or that proposes to regulate an activity not regulated by the federal government is subject to the following additional requirements: the notice of proposed rulemaking and rulemaking record requirements under chapter 52, title 67, Idaho Code, must clearly specify that the proposed rule, or portions of the proposed rule, are broader in scope or more stringent than federal law or regulations or regulate an activity not regulated by the federal government and delineate which portions of the proposed rule are broader in scope or more stringent than federal law or regulations or regulate an activity not regulated by the federal government.
(3)  Once a state plan is accepted by the secretary of agriculture, the production, processing, transportation, and research of industrial hemp in Idaho will also be subject to the state plan.
(4)  The department is authorized to promulgate rules establishing fees and penalties for violations associated with the provisions of this chapter.
(5)  No penalty may be imposed against a person unless the person was given notice and opportunity for a hearing pursuant to the Idaho administrative procedure act, chapter 52, title 67, Idaho Code. A person against whom the department has assessed a penalty under this chapter or the rules promulgated pursuant to this chapter may, within thirty (30) days of the final agency action making the assessment, appeal the assessment to the district court of the county in which the violation is alleged to have occurred.
(6)  Notwithstanding any provision of this chapter:
(a)  Rules promulgated under this chapter must be adopted through the negotiated rulemaking process; and
(b)  The transportation of industrial hemp in interstate commerce may continue subject to the provisions of section 67-2921, Idaho Code.

History:
[22-1705, added 2021, ch. 242, sec. 1, p. 737.]


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