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



As Amends the Law Today


SECTION 1.

 Section 26031.1 is added to the Business and Professions Code, to read:

26031.1.
 (a) The following disciplinary actions shall be taken against a licensee who is found pursuant to Section 26031 to have committed the following acts or omissions:
(1) Any licensee who holds an A-type or M-type retailer license or A-type or M-type microbusiness license who sells, furnishes, or causes to be sold or furnished cannabis or cannabis products to any person under the legal age on the licensed retail premises shall be subject to a 15-day suspension of its A-type and M-type retailer license and A-type and M-type microbusiness license issued for that retail premises where the violation occurred. A second violation occurring at the same licensed retail premises within 36 months of the initial violation shall subject the licensee to a 25-day suspension of those licenses. A third violation occurring at the same licensed retail premises within 36 months of the initial violation shall subject the licensee to revocation of those licenses.
(2) Any licensee who holds an A-type or M-type retailer license or A-type or M-type microbusiness license who permits a person under the legal age to consume cannabis or cannabis products on the licensed retail premises shall be subject to a 15-day suspension of its A-type and M-type retailer license and A-type and M-type microbusiness license issued for that retail premises where the violation occurred. A second violation occurring at the same licensed retail premises within 36 months of the initial violation shall subject the licensee to a 25-day suspension of those licenses. A third violation occurring at the same licensed retail premises within 36 months of the initial violation shall subject the licensee to revocation of those licenses.
(b) This section does not prohibit the bureau from revoking a license prior to a third violation if the bureau finds the circumstances warrant revocation. This section does not preclude any additional disciplinary actions to be taken by a licensing authority against the licensee for the acts or omissions described in subdivision (a), including, but not limited to, suspension periods greater than those specified in subdivision (a).
(c) For purposes of this section, “A-type” means an “A-license” as defined in Section 26001 and “M-type” means an “M-license” as defined in Section 26001.
SEC. 2.
 The Legislature finds and declares that Section 1 of this act implements Section 6 of the Control, Regulate and Tax Adult Use of Marijuana Act, and that it is consistent with and furthers the purposes of the act as stated in subdivisions (a), (b), (j), (l), and (n) of Section 3 of that act.