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Hope springs eternal after 'positive' meeting between Comer and Adkins on SB 50


For Immediate Release
Friday, March 8, 2013
For more information contact:
Holly VonLuehrte
(502) 573-0450

FRANKFORT, Ky. Agriculture Commissioner James Comer was hopeful that the Kentucky House of Representatives will act on Senate Bill 50 after Comer met with House Majority Floor Leader Rocky Adkins on Friday. Senate Bill 50 is Sen. Paul Hornbacks industrial hemp bill that Commissioner Comer supports.

Rep. Adkins and I had a very positive meeting today, Commissioner Comer said. He understands how important industrial hemp could be for his district and for all of Kentucky. I am hopeful that we will be able to work together to get a vote on Senate Bill 50 on the House floor, and if we get a vote, I am confident the bill will pass.

On Friday afternoon, Commissioner Comer became aware of disparaging remarks made about him in a statement from House Speaker Greg Stumbos office. Stumbo has said he may not allow a vote on SB 50, which would create an administrative framework for industrial hemp production in Kentucky.

We are working with people who want to get something done on industrial hemp in this session, Commissioner Comer said. Im not giving up on this. I am determined to see this through and move Kentucky forward.