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SB-1451 Licenses: sale to underaged persons: penalties.(2017-2018)

Bill Status
Fuller (S)
Licenses: sale to underaged persons: penalties.
An act to add Section 26031.1 to the Business and Professions Code, relating to cannabis.

Type of Measure
Active Bill - In Floor Process
Majority Vote Required
Fiscal Committee
Non-State-Mandated Local Program
Non-Tax levy
Last 5 History Actions
Date Action
11/30/18 Last day to consider Governor’s veto pursuant to Joint Rule 58.5.
09/10/18 In Senate. Consideration of Governor's veto pending.
09/10/18 Vetoed by the Governor.
08/30/18 Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 5 p.m.
08/24/18 Assembly amendments concurred in. (Ayes 39. Noes 0. Page 5694.) Ordered to engrossing and enrolling.
Governor's Veto Message
To the Members of the California State Senate:

I am returning Senate Bill 1451 without my signature.

This bill adopts mandatory minimum penalties against retailers who sell cannabis to underaged individuals, including revocation of a license for a third violation occurring at the same location within 36 months.

As currently written, this bill restricts the Bureau of Cannabis Control's (Bureau) regulatory discretion and limits its ability to carryout enforcement actions based on the pertinent facts of a violation. This bill is not necessary. The Bureau already has the authority to revoke, suspend, and assess fines if a licensee sells to a minor.


Edmund G. Brown Jr.