102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2021 and 2022
Introduced 1/21/2022, by Sen. Ram Villivalam
SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
Amends the Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act. Provides that entities
awarded a cannabis transporting license may defer paying the associated
license fee for a period of no more than 2 years. Provides that from
January 1, 2023 through January 1, 2028, the Department of Agriculture
shall not issue any new transporting licenses.
A BILL FOR
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AN ACT concerning health.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
The Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act is amended
by changing Section 40-5 as follows:
(410 ILCS 705/40-5)
Issuance of licenses.
(a) The Department shall issue transporting licenses
through a process provided for in this Article no later than
July 1, 2020.
Entities awarded a license under this Section
may defer paying the associated license fee for a period of no
more than 2 years.
(b) The Department shall make the
transporting organization licenses available
on January 7,
2020 and shall receive such applications no later than March
15, 2020. The Department of Agriculture shall make available
such applications on every January 7 thereafter or if that
date falls on a weekend or
holiday, the business day
immediately succeeding the weekend or
receive such applications no later than
March 15 or the
succeeding business day thereafter.
(c) From January 1, 2023 through January 1, 2028, the
Department shall not issue any transporting licenses other