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AB-171 Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act: licensure: reporting.(2017-2018)

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Date Published: 01/17/2017 08:55 PM
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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2017–2018 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill No. 171


Introduced by Assembly Member Lackey

January 17, 2017


An act to amend Section 19353 of the Business and Professions Code, relating to cannabis.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 171, as introduced, Lackey. Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act: licensure: reporting.
Existing law, the Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MCRSA), authorizes a person who obtains both a state license under the MCRSA and the relevant local license to engage in commercial medical cannabis activity pursuant to those licenses, as specified. The act authorizes a licensing authority, as defined, to issue a state license to qualified applicants engaging in commerical cannabis activity, subject to certain procedures and requirements. A licensing authority may deny an application for a state license, or issue a conditional license, if certain conditions apply. That act also requires each licensing authority to prepare and submit to the Legislature an annual report on the authority’s activities, and to post the report on the authority’s Internet Web site. The licensing authority is required to include various information in that report, including, among others, the number of state licenses issued by that authority.
This bill would also require a licensing authority to include in its annual report the number of conditional licenses issued.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 19353 of the Business and Professions Code is amended to read:

19353.
 Beginning on March 1, 2023, and on or before March 1 of each year thereafter, each licensing authority shall prepare and submit to the Legislature an annual report on the authority’s activities, in compliance with Section 9795 of the Government Code, and post the report on the authority’s Internet Web site. The report shall include, but not be limited to, the following information for the previous fiscal year:
(a) The amount of funds allocated and spent by the licensing authority for medical cannabis licensing, enforcement, and administration.
(b) The number of state licenses issued, including conditional licenses, renewed, denied, suspended, and revoked, by state license category.
(c) The average time for processing state license applications, by state license category.
(d) The number of appeals from the denial of state licenses or other disciplinary actions taken by the licensing authority and the average time spent on these appeals.
(e) The number of complaints submitted by citizens or representatives of cities or counties regarding licensees, provided as both a comprehensive statewide number and by geographical region.
(f) The number and type of enforcement activities conducted by the licensing authorities and by local law enforcement agencies in conjunction with the licensing authorities or the bureau.
(g) The number, type, and amount of penalties, fines, and other disciplinary actions taken by the licensing authorities.