Legal Weed: No Lazy Summer for California Lawmakers, Who Debated 24 Bills

After every week crammed to the brim with committee readings, California legislators handed payments in committees that may permit for short-term occasion licensing, would ban veterinarians from administering marijuana to animals,  and would help socioeconomically deprived teams underneath a proposed licensing fairness framework. Two dozen payments have been thought-about in Sacramento for the week ending Friday, June 29, 2018. We’ve damaged down the standing of every invoice and what steps are to comply with.

AB 1793 — Cannabis Convictions: Resentencing (Passed Committee)

AB 1793 would require the California Department of Justice (DOJ) to evaluation all convictions that would probably be eligible for resentencing underneath the Adult Use of Marijuana Act of 2016 (AUMA), or Proposition 64, previous to July 1, 2019. The invoice handed the Senate Public Safety Committee 5-1 on Tuesday, June 26, 2018 and has been re-referred to the Senate Appropriations Committee. If the invoice turns into regulation, prosecutors can be allowed to problem the resentencing if the individual doesn’t absolutely meet the eligibility necessities or presents an “unreasonable risk to public safety.”

AB 2020 — Cannabis: Local Jurisdiction Licenses: Temporary Event License (Passed Committee)

AB 2020 proposes to concern state short-term occasion licenses for hashish sale and consumption occasions to be held at any venue zoned or accepted by an area licensing authority for occasions. The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) would award one license for the occasion, on the situation that each one collaborating retailers or micro-business within the occasion are licensed beneath the Medicinal and Adult-use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA). AB 2020 handed the Senate Business, Professions and Economic Development Committee Eight-1 on Monday June 25, 2018. The invoice will proceed to the Senate  Appropriations Committee.

AB 2164 — Local Ordinances: Fines and Penalties: Cannabis (Passed Committee)

AB 2164 proposes to permit native governments to impose fines and penalties for the violation of constructing, plumbing, electrical, or different structural, well being and security necessities, or zoning points that don’t create an instantaneous hazard to well being or security, for the needs of the unlawful cultivation of hashish. The invoice handed the Senate Governance and Finance Committee 7-Zero on Wednesday, June 27, 2018.   

AB 2058 — Vehicles: Driving Under the Influence: Cannabis (Passed Committee)

AB 2058 would make driving beneath the affect of hashish, or driving beneath the mixed affect of alcohol and hashish, every a separate offense. Existing regulation prohibits an individual driving a car whereas drunk, medicine, or a mixture that may have an effect on the nervous system, mind, or muscle tissues. AB 2058 was amended and handed by the Senate Public Safety Committee  6-Zero on Tuesday, June 26, 2018.

AB 2215 — Cannabis: Veterinarians: Animals (Passed Committee)

AB 2215 would prohibit a licensed veterinarian from recommending or administering hashish to an animal affected person. AB 2215 unanimously handed the Senate Business, Professions and Economic Development Committee 9-Zero on Monday, June 25, 2018.

AB 2255 — Cannabis: Distribution: Deliveries: Violations (Passed Committee)

AB 2255 would require licensed distributors to move solely the quantity of hashish said on a delivery manifest. The invoice would impose a advantageous of $500 for the primary violation and growing by $50 increments for every subsequent violation. Additionally, the invoice would require officers to have possible trigger that can be utilized to show a legal violation has occurred, so as to seize hashish in transport. After a second studying and amendments, AB 2255 unanimously handed  the Senate Public Safety Committee 7-Zero on Tuesday, June 26, 2018, earlier than .

AB 2402 — Cannabis: Personal Information (Passed Committee)

AB 2402 would prohibit licensees from discriminating towards a shopper or denying a shopper a services or products as a result of the buyer has not consented to the licensee’s disclosure of their private info. The Senate Judiciary Committee handed the invoice 5-1 on Tuesday, June 26, 2018, and referred AB 2402 again to the Senate Appropriations  Committee, the place it awaits a listening to date.

AB 2641 — Cannabis: License: Onsite Sales: Temporary Events (Passed Committee)

AB 2641 would authorize the BCC to difficulty a short lived hashish retailer license to certified producers or cultivator licensees for the retail sale and supply of hashish or marijuana merchandise to clients at a licensed momentary occasion. The invoice would require an software be despatched to the BCC and to incorporate in that software an inventory, signed beneath penalty of perjury, detailing all the collaborating house owners of the enterprise, and all the different hashish enterprise licenses owned by every proprietor. AB 2641 was amended and skim second time throughout a listening to Monday June 25, 2018, earlier than the Senate Business, Professions and Economic Development Committee. The invoice handed 5-2, and was referred again to the Senate Appropriations Committee, the place it awaits a listening to date.  

AB 2717 — Driving Under the Influence: Blood Tests (Passed Committee)

AB 2717 proposes to repeal felony penalties for the refusal of individual to undergo or full a blood check for the aim of figuring out the alcoholic or drug content material of blood if lawfully arrested on suspicion of driving-under-the-influence offenses. The invoice would make clear that an individual is required to be informed that his or her failure to undergo or full breath, blood, or urine exams will end in suspension or revocation of a driver’s license. After a second studying, AB 2717 unanimously handed the Senate Public Safety Committee 7-Zero. The invoice will obtain a 3rd studying.

AB 2721 — Cannabis: Testing Laboratories (Ordered one other studying)

AB 2721 would permit people 21 and older entry to testing amenities to have non-medical hashish samples analyzed. The samples must be from hashish crops grown for private use solely. During its second studying Monday, June 25, 2018, earlier than the Senate Appropriations Committee, members ordered a 3rd studying for AB 2721.

AB 2799 — Adult-use Cannabis and Medicinal Cannabis: License Application: OSHA Training (Ordered one other studying)

AB 2799 would require hashish enterprise candidates to make use of, inside one yr of receiving a license or renewal, one supervisor and one worker who’ve accomplished the Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal-OSHA) 30-hour basic business course. The invoice acquired a second studying earlier than the Senate Appropriations Committee Monday, June 25, 2018, and has had since been ordered for a 3rd studying.

AB 2899 — Cannabis: Advertisements (Passed Committee)

AB 2899 would prohibit a licensee from publishing ads or advertising supplies for hashish and marijuana merchandise underneath a suspended license. After receiving unanimous help within the Assembly with a vote of 73-Zero on Monday, June 15, 2017, AB 2899 unanimously handed the Senate Business, Professions and Economic Development Committee 9-Zero. The invoice has since been referred again to the Senate Appropriations Committee, the place it awaits a listening to date.

AB 2914 — Cannabis in Alcoholic Beverages (Passed Committee)

AB 2914 would prohibit a licensee from promoting a cannabis-infused alcoholic beverage. This invoice would additionally prohibit an alcoholic beverage licensee from promoting, providing, or offering hashish or marijuana merchandise. AB 2914 unanimously handed the Senate Governmental Organization Committee 13-Zero on Tuesday, June 26, 2018. The invoice now awaits a listening to date earlier than the Senate Appropriations Committee.

AB 2980 — Cannabis: Premises: Common Space (Passed Committee)

AB 2980 would require that provisions of the MAUCRSA not be interpreted to ban two or extra licensed premises from sharing common-use areas, so long as all licensees adjust to the necessities of the act. The invoice handed the Senate Business, Professions and Economic Development committee Eight-1 on Monday 25, 2018.  

AB 3069 — Cannabis: Informational, Educational, or Training Events (Passed Committee)

AB 3069 would authorize a hashish coaching occasion held for state and native authorities officers, regulation enforcement officers, firefighters, paramedics, baby protecting providers staff, and social staff. Training occasions that adjust to the invoice’s necessities wouldn’t require a hashish occasion license. After amendments, AB 3609 unanimously handed the Senate Business, Professions and Economic Development Committee 9-Zero on Monday, June 25, 2016. The invoice will obtain a 3rd studying.

AB 3261 — Cannabis (Passed Committee)

AB 3261 proposes regulatory modifications to the MAUCRSA to mirror the identify change from Bureau of Marijuana Control the Bureau of Cannabis Control. AB 3261 unanimously handed the Senate Business, Professions and Economic Development Committee 9-Zero on Monday June 25, 2018.

AB 873 — Department of Food and Agriculture (Ordered one other studying)

AB 873 would permit the California Department of Food and Agriculture to make use of and practice people who will not be peace officers, however can be approved to train powers to arrest and to serve warrants. The proposed invoice would designate investigators, investigator supervisors, or investigator managers, to implement laws, and examine business hashish exercise. After a second studying Monday, June 25, earlier than the Senate Appropriations Committee, AB 873 will obtain a 3rd studying.

AB 924 — Indian Tribes: Commercial Cannabis Activity (Passed Committee)

AB 924 would permit the governor to enter into an settlement with a federally acknowledged Native American tribe to determine a tribal hashish regulatory fee or company. AB 924 would require the tribal fee to undertake requirements that meet or exceed the requirements adopted by the state’s governing business hashish exercise. The invoice handed the Senate Business, Professions and Economic Development Committee 6-1 on Wednesday, June 27, 2018, and has since been referred to the Senate Appropriations Committee,the place it awaits a listening to date.    

SB 1294 — Cannabis: State and Local Equity Programs (Passed Committee)

SB 1294 would require the BCC to offer technical and grant help when requested by a  certified native fairness applicant or licensee who’re individuals of colour, ladies, disabled people  and army veterans. After amendments, SB 1294 handed the Assembly Business And Professions Committee 13-5 on Tuesday, June 26, 2018. The invoice awaits a listening to earlier than the Senate Appropriations Committee.

SB 1451 — Licenses: Sale to Underaged Persons: Penalities (Passed Committee)

SB 1451 would droop or revoke the license of any enterprise that sells or supplies hashish or marijuana merchandise to minors on its premises. The invoice would suggest penalties to incorporate license suspension or revocation for that retail premises the place the violation occurred. The invoice handed the Assembly Business And Professions Committee 19-Zero on Tuesday, June 26, 2018, and has since been referred to the Assembly Appropriations Committee, the place it awaits a listening to date.    

SB 1459 — Cannabis Cultivation: County Agricultural Commissioners: Reporting (Passed Committee)

SB1459 proposes that county agricultural commissioners embrace hashish amongst reviews of the situation, acreage, manufacturing, and worth of agricultural merchandise submitted to the secretary of Food and Agriculture. SB 1459 handed the Assembly Agriculture Committee Eight-1 on Wednesday, June 27, 2018. The invoice now awaits a listening to date earlier than the Senate Appropriations Committee.

SB 311 — Commercial Cannabis Activity: Licensed Distributors (Passed Committee)

SB 311 would authorize a licensed distributor to move hashish or hashish merchandise which are match for sale between licensed testing laboratory and a licensed distributor. Existing regulation authorizes hashish and hashish merchandise match for sale be transported solely from the distributor’s premises to a licensed retailer, microbusiness, or nonprofit group. After amendments, SB 311 unanimously handed Assembly Business And Professions Committee18-Zero on Tuesday June 26, 2018.

SB 829 — Cannabis: Compassion Care License (Ordered one other studying)

SB 829 would require the BCC to difficulty and regulate compassionate-care licenses. Licenses can be issued to donors of medicinal hashish and hashish merchandise to certified sufferers who possess a doctor’s suggestion. SB 829 was amended and handed the Assembly Revenue And Taxation Committee Eight-1 on Monday, June 25, 2018. The invoice has since been referred again to the Assembly Appropriations Committee, the place it awaits a listening to date.    

SB 930 — Financial Institutions: Cannabis (Passed Committee)

SB 930 would create privately financed banks and credit score unions underneath a program administered by the Commissioner of Business Oversight and the Department of Business Oversight. The Cannabis Limited Charter Bank and Credit Union Advisory Board can be created to manage insurance policies governing this system. SB 930 handed the Assembly Business and Professions Committee on Tuesday, June 26, 2018, with a 16-2 vote. The invoice now awaits a listening to date earlier than the Senate Appropriations Committee.





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