(410 ILCS 705/20-45)
Renewal of cultivation center licenses and agent identification cards.
(a) Licenses and identification cards issued under this Act shall be renewed annually. A cultivation center shall receive written or electronic notice 90 days before the expiration of its current license that the license will expire. The Department of Agriculture shall grant a renewal within 45 days of submission of a renewal application if:
(1) the cultivation center submits a renewal
application and the required nonrefundable renewal fee of $100,000, or another amount as the Department of Agriculture may set by rule after January 1, 2021, to be deposited into the Cannabis Regulation Fund.
(2) the Department of Agriculture has not suspended
the license of the cultivation center or suspended or revoked the license for violating this Act or rules adopted under this Act;
(3) the cultivation center has continued to operate
in accordance with all plans submitted as part of its application and approved by the Department of Agriculture or any amendments thereto that have been approved by the Department of Agriculture;
(4) the cultivation center has submitted an agent,
employee, contracting, and subcontracting diversity report as required by the Department; and
(5) the cultivation center has submitted an
environmental impact report.
(b) If a cultivation center fails to renew its license before expiration, it shall cease operations until its license is renewed.
(c) If a cultivation center agent fails to renew his or her identification card before its expiration, he or she shall cease to work as an agent of the cultivation center until his or her identification card is renewed.
(d) Any cultivation center that continues to operate, or any cultivation center agent who continues to work as an agent, after the applicable license or identification card has expired without renewal is subject to the penalties provided under Section 45-5.
(Source: P.A. 101-27, eff. 6-25-19.)