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Full Text of SB1559  103rd General Assembly


Rep. La Shawn K. Ford

Filed: 11/8/2023





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2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend Senate Bill 1559 by replacing
3everything after the enacting clause with the following:
4    "Section 5. The Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act is amended
5by changing Section 40-5 as follows:
6    (410 ILCS 705/40-5)
7    Sec. 40-5. Issuance of licenses.
8    (a) The Department shall issue transporting licenses
9through a process provided for in this Article no later than
10July 1, 2020.
11    (b) The Department shall make the application for
12transporting organization licenses available on January 7,
132020 and shall receive such applications no later than March
1415, 2020. The Department of Agriculture shall make available
15such applications on every January 7 thereafter or if that
16date falls on a weekend or holiday, the business day



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1immediately succeeding the weekend or holiday and shall
2receive such applications no later than March 15 or the
3succeeding business day thereafter.
4    (c) Entities awarded a license under this Article shall
5not be required to pay any fee required under Section 40-10 of
6this Article, the nonrefundable renewal fee required under
7Section 40-40 of this Article, or any other license fee
8required under this Article or by rule from January 1, 2024 to
9January 1, 2027.
10    (d) From January 1, 2023 through January 1, 2027, the
11Department shall not make the application available for
12transporting organization licenses.
13    (e) Upon completion of the disparity and availability
14study published by the Illinois Cannabis Regulation Oversight
15Officer under subsection (e) of Section 5-45, the Department
16may modify or change the licensing application process to
17reduce or eliminate barriers and remedy discrimination
18identified in the study. Beginning January 1, 2027, the
19Department of Agriculture shall make the applications
20available on every January 7 thereafter or, if that date falls
21on a weekend or holiday, the business day immediately
22succeeding the weekend or holiday and shall receive the
23applications no later than March 15 or the succeeding business
24day thereafter.
25(Source: P.A. 101-27, eff. 6-25-19; 101-593, eff. 12-4-19.)



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1    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
2becoming law.".