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File #: 181768    Version:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 3/26/2019 In control: COMMON COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 4/16/2019
Effective date:    
Title: Substitute resolution directing the Department of Administration - Intergovernmental Relations Division to seek introduction and passage of State legislation to amend the State statute which prohibits certain applicants with criminal histories from receiving industrial hemp licenses.
Sponsors: ALD. RAINEY, ALD. BAUMAN, ALD. DODD, ALD. BORKOWSKI, ALD. JOHNSON, ALD. ZIELINSKI, ALD. PEREZ, ALD. COGGS, ALD. HAMILTON, ALD. STAMPER, ALD. LEWIS
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultTallyAction DetailsMeeting DetailsVideo
4/29/20191 MAYOR SIGNED   Action details Meeting details Not available
4/16/20191 COMMON COUNCIL ADOPTED

Minutes note: Ald. Coggs, Hamilton, Stamper and Lewis to be Added.
Pass14:0 Action details Meeting details Not available
4/8/20191 JUDICIARY & LEGISLATION COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED FOR ADOPTION

Minutes note: Appearing: Ald, Rainey Sponsor All Public Safety and Health Committee members added as Co-sponosrs.
Pass5:0 Action details Meeting details Video Video
4/1/20191 JUDICIARY & LEGISLATION COMMITTEE HEARING NOTICES SENT   Action details Meeting details Not available
4/1/20191 JUDICIARY & LEGISLATION COMMITTEE HEARING NOTICES SENT   Action details Meeting details Not available
4/1/20191 JUDICIARY & LEGISLATION COMMITTEE HEARING NOTICES SENT   Action details Meeting details Not available
2/28/20190 COMMON COUNCIL ASSIGNED TO   Action details Meeting details Not available
Number
181768
Version
SUBSTITUTE I
Reference
180898, 181465
Sponsor
ALD. RAINEY, BAUMAN, DODD, BORKOWSKI, JOHNSON, ZIELINSKI, PEREZ, COGGS, HAMILTON, STAMPER AND LEWIS
Title
Substitute resolution directing the Department of Administration - Intergovernmental Relations Division to seek introduction and passage of State legislation to amend the State statute which prohibits certain applicants with criminal histories from receiving industrial hemp licenses.
Analysis
This resolution directs the Department of Administration - Intergovernmental Relations Division to seek introduction and passage of State legislation to amend the State statute which prohibits certain applicants with criminal histories from receiving industrial hemp licenses so that State law reflects the less restrictive 10-year ban promulgated by Federal law.
Body
Whereas, Industrial hemp production is a quickly emerging market; and

Whereas, Wisconsin has been exceeding expectations in hemp production and is expected to be one of the top producers of hemp within the next 10 years; and

Whereas, A feasibility study is underway to determine if the Century City development site is capable of supporting industrial hemp production (Common Council File Number 181465); and

Whereas, The Century City development site is near the most incarcerated ZIP code, 53206, in the country for African American men; and

Whereas, The production of industrial hemp would be a significant source of jobs and economic growth for this community; and

Whereas, There is a national effort to expunge the records for those with marijuana convictions; and

Whereas, Those who have demonstrated rehabilitation should be permitted to participate in this rapidly growing market; and

Whereas, The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 only requires that a person convicted of a felony relating to a controlled substance under State or Federal law be ineligible for an industrial hemp license for a 10-year period; and

Whereas, The p...

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