Republican-Dominated South Dakota Legislature Fails Constitution, Maintains Status Quo

PIERRE, S.D. (March 28, 2016) – South Dakota State House and Senate leadership maintained the unconstitutional status quo. It killed five bills that would have blocked the federal enforcement of unconstitutional policies, squandering several golden opportunities for common sense reform in the Mount Rushmore State.

The rundown of key legislation that failed in South Dakota this year is as follows:

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Florida Action Alert: Help Legalize Industrial Hemp, Support H271 and S554

Florida H271 and S554 would legalize industrial hemp for production, effectively nullifying the federal prohibition on the same. H271 must pass through the Agriculture & Natural Resources Subcommittee and S554 must pass through the Senate Agriculture Committee before the bills can receive votes in their respective chambers. PLEASE TAKE THE FOLLOWING ACTIONS to support these…

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Alaska Action Alert: Help Legalize Industrial Hemp, Nullify Federal Ban. Support SB8

Alaska SB8 would legalize industrial hemp for production within the state of Alaska, effectively nullifying the federal prohibition on the same. The bill is now in the Senate Resources Committee where it will need to pass through successfully before it can receive a vote in the full state senate. PLEASE TAKE THE FOLLOWING ACTIONS –…

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South Carolina Action Alert: Support S0839 to Nullify the Federal Hemp Ban

S0839, a bill that would legalize industrial hemp for production within the state, was introduced on Jan. 14 by Senators Lee Bright (R-12) and Kevin Bryant (R-3). It passed through the state senate with a unanimous 42-0 vote. It will now have to pass through the House Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs Committee before the whole house can concur with the senate’s decision.

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Missouri Action Alert: Support HB2054 to Nullify the Federal Hemp Ban

HB2054, a bill that would legalize industrial hemp for production in Missouri, was introduced on Feb. 27 by Rep. Mike Colona (D-80). It was promptly sent to the Economic Development Committee where it will have to be passed through a majority before it is considered for a vote by the whole house.

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New Jersey Action Alert: Support A2719 to Nullify the Federal Hemp Ban

A2719, a bill that would legalize industrial hemp for production within the state, was introduced on Feb. 24 by Rep. Reed Gusciora (D-15). It was referred to the Commerce and Economic Development Committee where it will need to pass through a majority before a vote is taken by the full assembly.

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Missouri Legislators Introduce Bill to Nullify Federal Hemp Ban

A bill introduced in the Missouri State House of Representatives would legalize hemp farming and production, effectively nullifying a federal prohibition on the same.

HB2054 was introduced on Feb. 27 by Rep. Mike Colona (D-80). It would allow for a state-regulated market to develop in the state of Missouri that would essentially nullify the decades-long federal ban on industrial hemp.

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