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AB-545 Cannabis: Bureau of Cannabis Control: Cannabis Control Appeals Panel.(2019-2020)

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Date Published: 02/13/2019 09:00 PM
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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2019–2020 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill No. 545


Introduced by Assembly Member Low
(Principal coauthor: Senator Glazer)
(Coauthors: Assembly Members Bonta, Cooley, Jones-Sawyer, Lackey, and Wood)

February 13, 2019


An act to add Sections 26019.5 and 26048 to the Business and Professions Code, relating to cannabis.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 545, as introduced, Low. Cannabis: Bureau of Cannabis Control: Cannabis Control Appeals Panel.
The Control, Regulate and Tax Adult Use of Marijuana Act of 2016 (AUMA), an initiative measure approved as Proposition 64 at the November 8, 2016, statewide general election, authorizes a person who obtains a state license under AUMA to engage in commercial adult-use cannabis activity pursuant to that license and applicable local ordinances. The Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA), among other things, consolidates the licensure and regulation of commercial medicinal and adult-use cannabis activities. MAUCRSA generally divides responsibility for the state licensure and regulation of commercial cannabis activity among the Bureau of Cannabis Control in the Department of Consumer Affairs, the Department of Food and Agriculture, and the State Department of Public Health. MAUCRSA establishes the Cannabis Control Appeals Panel and authorizes any person aggrieved by specified decisions of a licensing authority related to disciplining any license to appeal the licensing authority’s written decision to the panel.
This bill would require the powers and duties of the bureau and the panel to be subject to review by the appropriate policy committees of the Legislature and would require the review to be performed as if MAUCRSA were scheduled to be repealed as of January 1, 2021.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 Section 26019.5 is added to the Business and Professions Code, to read:

26019.5.
 Notwithstanding any other law, the powers and duties of the bureau shall be subject to review by the appropriate policy committees of the Legislature. The review shall be performed as if this division were scheduled to be repealed as of January 1, 2021.

SEC. 2.

 Section 26048 is added to the Business and Professions Code, to read:

26048.
 Notwithstanding any other law, the powers and duties of the panel shall be subject to review by the appropriate policy committees of the Legislature. The review shall be performed as if this division were scheduled to be repealed as of January 1, 2021.