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Representative Dominguez Files Hemp Production and Regulation Bill  print page

by: Rep. Dominguez, Alex
01/30/2019

AUSTIN-- Today, State Representative Alex Dominguez (Brownsville) filed House Bill 1230, relating to the production and regulation of hemp. House Bill 1230 aims to create a hemp production plan that gives the state primary regulatory authority over the production of hemp in Texas.

"This session, the Legislature has the opportunity to pass legislation that will create jobs in our rural and agricultural communities," Dominguez said. "Rural redevelopment is paving the way for Texas leadership--industrial, agricultural and natural."

Now that the federal government has legalized industrial hemp production on the national level, it is up to the state of Texas to lead the charge as an agriculture community in this blossoming industry.

"While the sale of hemp products is currently legal in Texas, it is now time for people to have Texas grown hemp," Dominguez added.

House Bill 1230 is Representative Dominguez's first filed bill of the 86th Legislative Session.

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