Senator Scott Wilk, representing the 21st Senate District, announces the following Wilk bills were approved by the Assembly Appropriations Committee:
Senate Bill 153 (SB 153). SB 153 ensures California is well positioned to begin the cultivation of industrial hemp, an agricultural product used in 25,000 different products. The bill would revise California’s provisions regulating the cultivation and testing of industrial hemp to conform to the requirements for a state plan under the federal farm bill.
Senate Bill 202 (SB 202). SB 202 provides more flexibility to the rules on animal blood donation, allowing for more loving and humane treatment of animal blood donors by expanding legal donation from the current two companies to include community based donation opportunities.
The legislative session ends on September 13. SB 153 and SB 202 will be heard on the Assembly floor prior to the end of session.