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AB-1710 Cannabis.(2019-2020)



SECTION 1.

 Section 26203 is added to the Business and Professions Code, to read:

26203.
 (a) The Elk Valley Rancheria, California, a federally recognized Indian tribe, and the County of Del Norte may enter into an agreement regarding commercial cannabis activities on the tribe’s trust lands. An agreement that was entered into by the tribe and the county prior to January 1, 2020, remains valid if it otherwise complies with this section.
(b) The agreement shall satisfy the requirement of this chapter regarding the approval of a local jurisdiction for state license purposes. The agreement shall require that the licensee or applicant is subject to all of the requirements of this division for the applicable license type.
(c) The execution of an agreement pursuant to this section does not constitute a project and shall be exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (Division 13 (commencing with Section 21000) of the Public Resources Code). This exemption does not limit the requirement of the licensee to comply with all state laws, including the California Environmental Quality Act, that are applicable to them as a licensee.
(d) For purposes of this section, “agreement” means a memorandum of understanding, intergovernmental agreement joint powers agreement, or other type of agreement regarding local authorization for, and tribal regulation of, commercial cannabis activity.
SEC. 2.
 The Legislature finds and declares that a special statute is necessary and that a general statute cannot be made applicable within the meaning of Section 16 of Article IV of the California Constitution because of the unique circumstances facing the Elk Valley Rancheria and the County of Del Norte.
SEC. 3.
 The Legislature finds and declares that this act furthers the purposes and intent of the Control, Regulate and Tax Adult Use of Marijuana Act.