AB 2122

  • California Assembly Bill
  • 2019-2020 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Assembly
  • Passed Assembly Jun 11, 2020
  • Senate
  • Governor

Unlawful cannabis activity: enforcement.

Abstract

The Control, Regulate and Tax Adult Use of Marijuana Act (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 imposes duties on the Bureau of Cannabis Control in the Department of Consumer Affairs, the Department of Food and Agriculture, and the State Department of Public Health with respect to the creation, issuance, denial, suspension, and revocation of licenses issued pursuant to MAUCRSA. MAUCRSA imposes a civil penalty on a person engaging in commercial cannabis activity without a license as required by the act, of up to 3 times the amount of the license fee for each violation. This bill would impose a civil penalty on persons aiding and abetting unlicensed commercial cannabis activity of up to $30,000 for each violation. The bill would prohibit an action for civil penalties brought against a person pursuant to MAUCRSA from commencing unless the action is filed within 3 years from the first date of discovery of the violation by a licensing authority or a participating agency, whichever is earlier or earliest. MAUCRSA requires civil penalties collected by the Attorney General in an action brought against a person pursuant to the act on behalf of the people to be deposited into the General Fund. This bill would instead require civil penalties collected by the Attorney General in an action brought against a person pursuant to MAUCRSA on behalf of the people, a licensing authority, or a participating agency to be first used to reimburse the Attorney General and the licensing authority or participating agency for the costs of investigating and prosecuting the action brought for civil penalties, with the remainder collected, if any, to be deposited into the General Fund. By authorizing the expenditure of civil penalties, which are general funds, to be used to reimburse the Attorney General and the licensing authority or participating agency, this bill would make an appropriation. AUMA authorizes the Legislature to amend the act to further the purposes and intent of the act with a 23 vote of the membership of both houses of the Legislature, except as provided. This bill would declare that its provisions further the purposes and intent of the Control, Regulate and Tax Adult Use of Marijuana Act.

Bill Sponsors (1)

Blanca Rubio

     
Author

Votes


Actions


Jul 01, 2020

Senate

Referred to Com. on JUD.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on JUD.

Jun 11, 2020

Senate

In Senate. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment.

Assembly

Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Senate. (Ayes 78. Noes 0. Page 4824.)

Jun 04, 2020

Assembly

Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

Jun 03, 2020

Assembly

From committee: Do pass. (Ayes 18. Noes 0.) (June 3).

Jun 02, 2020

Assembly

In committee: Set, first hearing. Referred to APPR. suspense file.

  • Referral-Committee
APPR. suspense file. APPR

May 22, 2020

Assembly

From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 18. Noes 0.) (May 21). Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

  • Referral-Committee
  • Committee-Passage-Favorable
  • Committee-Passage
Com. on APPR.

Feb 20, 2020

Assembly

Referred to Coms. on B. & P. and JUD.

  • Referral-Committee
Coms. on B. & P. and JUD.

Feb 07, 2020

Assembly

From printer. May be heard in committee March 8.

Feb 06, 2020

Assembly

Read first time. To print.

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