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Minutes for HB2182 - Committee on Commerce, Labor and Economic Development

Short Title

Authorizing growth of Kansas agribusiness through development of an industrial hemp industry; enacting the Kansas agricultural industry growth act.

Minutes Content for Wed, Feb 15, 2017

The hearing was opened.

Chuck Reimer, Assistant Revisor, provided an overview. (Attachment1)

Representative Willie Dove gave proponent testimony. (Attachment 2)

Janae Talbott, Russell County Economic Development and CVB, gave proponent testimony. (Attachment 3)

Rob Fillion, Smoky Hill Development Corporation, gave proponent testimony. (Attachment 4)

Kelly Rippel, Constituent, gave proponent testimony. (Attachment 5)

Chris Underwood, Constituent, gave proponent testimony. (Attachment 6)

Aaron Cromer, Constituent, gave proponent testimony. (Attachment 7)

Caryl Hale, Constituent, gave proponent testimony. (Attachment 8)

Zack Pistora, Kansas Sierra Club, gave proponent testimony. (Attachment 9)

Nick Reinecker, Constituent, gave proponent testimony. (Attachment 10)

Clyde Morgan, CC Medical Devices, Inc., gave proponent testimony. (Attachment 11)

Kent Rowe, Constituent, gave proponent testimony. (Attachment 12)

Rick Trojan, R. Trojan Industrial Hemp, gave proponent testimony. (Attachment 13)


Written testimony was given in support of HB2182:

Ryan Flickner, Kansas Farm Bureau, Proponent (Attachment 14)

Josh Rabe, Loveland Hemp Co., LLC, Proponent (Attachment 15)

Darren Buck, Constituent, Proponent (Attachment 16)

Shalee Higgins, Constituent, Proponent (Attachment 17)

Brian Mitchell, Constituent, Proponent (Attachment 18)

Mo Pando, American Implement, Proponent (Attachment 19)

Pam Pate, Pate Agency LP, Proponent (Attachment 20)

Karen Hill, Elkhart Coop, Proponent (Attachment 21)

Tim Hardy, City of Elkhart, Proponent (Attachment 22)

Vienna Lee, Morton County, Proponent (Attachment 23)

Reid Shrauner, Constituent, Proponent (Attachment 24)

Phil & Linda Fink, Constituents, Proponent (Attachment 25)

Jay Coen, Constituent, Proponent (Attachment 26)

Ron Soupiset, Constituent, Proponent (Attachment 27)

Mark Simmons, Constituent, Proponent (Attachment 28)

Jarrod Tucker, Constituent, Proponent (Attachment 29)

Chris Brunin, Constituent, Proponent (Attachment 30)


Sheriff Jeff Easter, Kansas Sheriff's Association, gave opponent testimony. (Attachment 31)

Written testimony was given in Opposition to HB2182:

Ed Klumpp, Kansas Association of Chiefs of Police/Kansas Peace Officers Association, Opponent, written only (Attachment 32)

Kirk Thompson, Kansas Bureau of Investigation, Opponent, written only (Attachment 33)


Written Neutral testimony was given on HB2182:

Josh Roe, Kansas Department of Agriculture, Neutral, written only (Attachment 34)


The hearing was closed.