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2018 Senate Bill 1262: Expand scope of marijuana business background checks

Public Act 582 of 2018

Introduced by Sen. Arlan Meekhof (R) on December 6, 2018
To expand the definition of “applicant” for a marijuana license to include a company's managerial employees and officers, partners and stockholders, and for a sole proprietor, his or her spouse. Applicants are subject to an extensive background check process. Also, to increase the penalties for a non-licensee selling marijuana while claiming to have a state license to 93 days in jail and a fine between $10,000 and $25,000, and felony penalties for subsequent violations.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Government Operations Committee on December 6, 2018
Reported in the Senate on December 12, 2018
With the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Passed 30 to 7 in the Senate on December 13, 2018.
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To expand the definition of “applicant” for a marijuana license to include a company's managerial employees and officers, partners and stockholders who own at least 10 percent, and for a sole proprietor, his or her spouse. Applicants are subject to an extensive background check process. Also, to increase the penalties for a non-licensee selling marijuana while claiming to have a state license to 93 days in jail and a fine between $10,000 and $25,000, and felony penalties for subsequent violations.
Received in the House on December 18, 2018
Substitute offered by Rep. Klint Kesto (R) on December 21, 2018
To replace the previous version of the bill with one that revises details but does not change the substance as previously described.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on December 21, 2018
Passed 96 to 11 in the House on December 21, 2018.
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(same description)
To expand the definition of “applicant” for a marijuana license to include a company's managerial employees and officers, partners and stockholders who own at least 10 percent, and for a sole proprietor, his or her spouse. Applicants are subject to an extensive background check process. Also, to increase the penalties for a non-licensee selling marijuana while claiming to have a state license to 93 days in jail and a fine between $10,000 and $25,000, and felony penalties for subsequent violations.
Received in the Senate on December 21, 2018
Passed 34 to 4 in the Senate on December 21, 2018.
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To concur with the House-passed version of the bill.
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on December 28, 2018

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