senate Bill S159

2023-2024 Legislative Session

Relates to penalties and enforcement of adult-use cannabis laws

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Investigations And Government Operations Committee

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 04, 2023 referred to investigations and government operations


S159 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Investigations And Government Operations
Law Section:
Tax Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§494 & 496-c, add §§496-d & 1814-b, Tax L; amd §16, Cannabis L; amd §222.00, Pen L
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:

S159 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Authorizes the commissioner of taxation and finance to revoke the certificate of registration of the sale of adult-use cannabis; increases certain penalties relating to the sale of illicit cannabis; authorizes the commissioner of taxation and finance and the duly authorized representatives of the office of cannabis management to provide enforcement; makes it a class A misdemeanor for a distributor of adult-use cannabis products or a retail seller of adult-use cannabis products to sell any such products while not registered to do so.

S159 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S159 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
                        2023-2024 Regular Sessions
                             I N  S E N A T E
                              January 4, 2023
 Introduced  by Sens. KRUEGER, HOYLMAN -- read twice and ordered printed,
   and when printed to be committed to the  Committee  on  Investigations
   and Government Operations
 AN  ACT  to  amend  the tax law, in relation to making certain technical
   corrections to tax on adult-use cannabis pursuant to article  20-C  of
   such law; to amend the cannabis law, in relation to certain penalties;
   and  to  amend the penal law, in relation to clarifying the definition
   of selling cannabis
   Section  1. Subdivision (b) of section 494 of the tax law, as added by
 chapter 92 of the laws of 2021, is amended to read as follows:
   (b) [(1)] The commissioner shall refuse  to  issue  a  certificate  of
 registration to any applicant and shall revoke the certificate of regis-
 tration of any such person who does not possess a valid license from the
 office  of cannabis management. (1) The commissioner may refuse to issue
 a certificate of registration to any  applicant  where  such  applicant:
 (i)  has  a  past-due  liability  as that term is defined in section one
 hundred seventy-one-v of this chapter; (ii) has  had  a  certificate  of
 registration  under  this article, a license from the office of cannabis
 management, or any license or registration provided for in this  chapter
 revoked  or  suspended where such revocation or suspension was in effect
 on the date the application was filed or ended within one year from  the
 date  on which such application was filed; (iii) has been convicted of a
 crime provided for in this chapter within one  year  from  the  date  on
 which  such  application  was  filed  or  the certificate was issued, as
 applicable; (iv) willfully fails to file a report or return required  by
 this  article;  (v) willfully files, causes to be filed, gives or causes
 to be given a report, return, certificate or affidavit required by  this
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.


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