Current through Register Vol. 40, No. 39, September 30, 2021
(a) Each state
educational institution shall obtain a license before cultivating or producing
industrial hemp for research purposes.
(b) Each state educational institution shall
be exempt from all application and licensing fees if the state educational
institution's license application is accompanied by a written summary of the
research to be performed, except as provided in subsection (f).
(c) Each state educational institution shall
be subject to all other requirements applicable to a hemp producer, except that
a state educational institution may request the waiver of any requirement in
K.A.R. 4-34-1 through
K.A.R. 4-34-30 by submitting a written request to the secretary that explains
why the waiver of an existing regulation is necessary for the proposed
(d) In spite of
subsection (c), a state educational institution shall not request a waiver of
the fingerprint-based state and national criminal history record check or
corrective action plan requirements.
Each state educational institution
seeking licensure shall designate an individual as the primary licensee for any
license. The primary licensee shall be responsible for all employees, agents,
students, and volunteers of the institution, and any activities that the
institution undertakes, related to industrial hemp at the locations identified
in each application. The costs associated with fingerprinting and the required
state and national criminal history record check shall be the responsibility of
the individual designated as the primary licensee.
The head of a department of the state educational institution,
or a similar person with supervisory authority, shall submit a written letter
designating the responsible individual as the primary licensee along with the
written request, a state educational institution may be granted a multiyear
license that is valid for up to five years for completion of a multiyear