senate Bill S854

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Enacts the "marihuana regulation and taxation act"; repealer

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Finance Committee


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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 06, 2021 referred to finance

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S854 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1248
Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd Various Laws, generally
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: S6005, A8341
2015-2016: S1747, A3089
2017-2018: S3040, A3506
2019-2020: S1527, A1617

S854 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts the "marihuana regulation and taxation act"; relates to the description of cannabis, and the growing of and use of cannabis by persons twenty-one years of age or older; makes technical changes regarding the definition of cannabis; relates to removing certain references to marijuana relating to forfeiture actions (view more) relates to the qualification of certain offenses involving cannabis and exempts certain persons from prosecution for the use, consumption, display, production or distribution of cannabis; relates to the definition of smoking; provides for the licensure of persons authorized to produce, process and sell marihuana; levies an excise tax on certain sales of cannabis; repeals certain provisions of the penal law relating to the criminal sale of cannabis and provisions of the general business law relating to drug paraphernalia; creates the New York state cannabis revenue fund, the New York state drug treatment and public education fund and the New York state community grants reinvestment fund.

S854 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S854 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                    854
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by Sens. KRUEGER, BAILEY, BIAGGI, COMRIE, GIANARIS, HOYLMAN,
   JACKSON, KENNEDY, LIU, MAY, MYRIE,  PARKER,  RAMOS,  RIVERA,  SALAZAR,
   SANDERS, SAVINO, SEPULVEDA, SERRANO -- read twice and ordered printed,
   and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Finance

 AN ACT in relation to constituting chapter 7-A of the consolidated laws,
   in relation to the creation of a new office of cannabis management, as
   an  independent  entity  within  the  division  of  alcoholic beverage
   control, providing for the licensure of persons authorized  to  culti-
   vate, process, distribute and sell cannabis and the use of cannabis by
   persons  aged  twenty-one or older; to amend the public health law, in
   relation to the description of cannabis; to amend the  penal  law,  in
   relation  to  the  growing  and  use of cannabis by persons twenty-one
   years of age or older; to amend the tax law, in relation to  providing
   for  the levying of taxes on cannabis; to amend the criminal procedure
   law, the civil practice law and rules, the general business  law,  the
   state  finance  law,  the  executive law, the penal law, the alcoholic
   beverage control law, the general obligations law, the social services
   law, the agriculture and markets law and the vehicle and traffic  law,
   in  relation  to making conforming changes; to amend the public health
   law, in relation to the definition of  smoking;  to  amend  the  state
   finance  law,  in relation to establishing the New York state cannabis
   revenue fund, the New York state drug treatment and  public  education
   fund  and  the  New  York state community grants reinvestment fund; to
   amend chapter 90 of the laws of 2014 amending the public  health  law,
   the  tax  law,  the  state  finance law, the general business law, the
   penal law and the criminal procedure law relating to  medical  use  of
   marihuana, in relation to the effectiveness thereof; to repeal certain
   provisions  of  the  public health law relating to growing of cannabis
   and medical use of marihuana; to repeal article 221 of the  penal  law
   relating  to  offenses involving marihuana; to repeal paragraph (f) of
   subdivision 2 of section 850 of the general business law  relating  to
   drug related paraphernalia; to repeal certain provisions of the crimi-
   nal  procedure law relating to certain criminal actions; and to repeal
 

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