senate Bill S7603

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Ensures inclusion of lesbian, gay, and bisexual individuals in the award of adult-use cannabis licenses

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Rules Committee


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    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 07, 2022 reference changed to investigations and government operations
Jan 05, 2022 referred to rules
Dec 15, 2021 referred to rules

S7603 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Cannabis Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §87, Cannabis L

S7603 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires the cannabis board's social and equity plan to promote diversity in commerce, ownership and employment, and opportunities for social and economic equity in the adult-use cannabis industry and to award fifty percent of adult-use cannabis licenses to social and economic equity applicants and ensure inclusion of lesbian, gay, and bisexual individuals.

S7603 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7603 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   7603
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             December 15, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  COONEY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules
 
 AN ACT to amend the cannabis law, in relation to ensure the inclusion of
   lesbian, gay, and bisexual  individuals  in  the  award  of  adult-use
   cannabis licenses

   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Subdivision 2 of section 87 of the cannabis law is  amended
 to read as follows:
   2.  The  board's  social  and  economic equity plan shall also promote
 diversity in commerce, ownership and employment, and  opportunities  for
 social  and  economic  equity in the adult-use cannabis industry. A goal
 shall be established  to  award  fifty  percent  of  adult-use  cannabis
 licenses  to  social and economic equity applicants and ensure inclusion
 of:
   (a) individuals from communities disproportionately  impacted  by  the
 enforcement of cannabis prohibition;
   (b) minority-owned businesses;
   (c) women-owned businesses;
   (d)  minority  and women-owned businesses, as defined in paragraph (d)
 of subdivision five of this section;
   (e) distressed  farmers,  as  defined  in  subdivision  five  of  this
 section; [and]
   (f) service-disabled veterans; AND
   (G) LESBIAN, GAY, AND BISEXUAL INDIVIDUALS.
   § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
 
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD14035-01-1


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