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New laws took effect August 1

The following is a list of select new laws passed during the 2023 legislative session that take effect August 1. Summaries of laws passed by the 2023 Legislature are available online from nonpartisan House Public Information Services at


Technical, definitional changes

Many provisions in the agriculture finance and policy law take effect. While the provisions are largely definitional and technical in nature, the law will also:

• let the Agriculture Department impose a technology surcharge — initially 5% with a minimum $5 fee per transaction — on all license and permit transactions for which it charges a fee;

• permit a person working on behalf of an approved medical cannabis manufacturer to, under certain conditions, apply minimum risk pesticide for growing medical cannabis; and

• allow a nonprofit organization or an individual to offer for sale certified nursery stock and be exempt from the requirement to pay certificate fees. . .




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