BEFORE THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
OF THE STATE OF MONTANA
In the matter of the adoption of New Rules I and II, and the amendment of ARM 4.19.101 pertaining to hemp processing and associated fees
NOTICE OF ADOPTION AND AMENDMENT
TO: All Concerned Persons
1. On June 7, 2019, the Department of Agriculture published MAR Notice No. 4-19-258 pertaining to the public hearing on the proposed adoption and amendment of the above-stated rules at page 698 of the 2019 Montana Administrative Register, Issue Number 11.
2. The department has adopted New Rule I (4.19.201) as proposed.
3. The department has adopted the following rule as proposed, but with the following changes from the original proposal, new matter underlined, deleted matter interlined:
NEW RULE II (4.19.202) HEMP PROCESSING FOR A COMMODITY DEALER (1) A person or entity with a Hemp Processing License for calendar year 2019 to 2020 may contract with licensed Montana hemp producers without a Commodity Dealer License under the following conditions:
(a) the hemp producer acknowledges the hemp processor is not a licensed commodity dealer in Montana, meaning the processor does not have a commodity dealer bond, by signing a written statement;
(b) the total amount of contracted hemp does not exceed $10 million;
(c) they are purchasing or processing hemp stalks for fiber.
(2) remains as proposed.
4. The department has amended ARM 4.19.101 as proposed.
/s/ Cort Jensen /s/ Ben Thomas
Cort Jensen Ben Thomas
Rule Reviewer Director
Certified to the Secretary of State August 13, 2019.