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(410 ILCS 705/40-10)
(a) When applying for a transporting organization license, the applicant shall submit the following in such form as the Department of Agriculture may direct:
(1) the nonrefundable application fee of $5,000 or,
after January 1, 2021, another amount as set by rule by the Department of Agriculture, to be deposited into the Cannabis Regulation Fund;
(2) the legal name of the transporting organization;
(3) the proposed physical address of the transporting
organization, if one is proposed;
(4) the name, address, social security number, and
date of birth of each principal officer and board member of the transporting organization; each principal officer and board member shall be at least 21 years of age;
(5) the details of any administrative or judicial
proceeding in which any of the principal officers or board members of the transporting organization (i) pled guilty, were convicted, fined, or had a registration or license suspended or revoked, or (ii) managed or served on the board of a business or non-profit organization that pled guilty, was convicted, fined, or had a registration or license suspended or revoked;
(6) proposed operating bylaws that include procedures
for the oversight of the transporting organization, including the development and implementation of an accurate recordkeeping plan, staffing plan, and security plan approved by the Illinois State Police that are in accordance with the rules issued by the Department of Agriculture under this Act; a physical inventory shall be performed of all cannabis on a weekly basis by the transporting organization;
(7) verification from the Illinois State Police that
all background checks of the prospective principal officers, board members, and agents of the transporting organization have been conducted;
(8) a copy of the current local zoning ordinance or
permit and verification that the proposed transporting organization is in compliance with the local zoning rules and distance limitations established by the local jurisdiction, if the transporting organization has a business address;
(9) proposed employment practices, in which the
applicant must demonstrate a plan of action to inform, hire, and educate minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities, engage in fair labor practices, and provide worker protections;
(10) whether an applicant can demonstrate experience
in or business practices that promote economic empowerment in Disproportionately Impacted Areas;
(11) the number and type of equipment the
transporting organization will use to transport cannabis and cannabis-infused products;
(12) loading, transporting, and unloading plans;
(13) a description of the applicant's experience in
the distribution or security business;
(14) the identity of every person having a financial
or voting interest of 5% or more in the transporting organization with respect to which the license is sought, whether a trust, corporation, partnership, limited liability company, or sole proprietorship, including the name and address of each person; and
(15) any other information required by rule.
(b) Applicants must submit all required information, including the information required in Section 40-35 to the Department. Failure by an applicant to submit all required information may result in the application being disqualified.
(c) If the Department receives an application with missing information, the Department of Agriculture may issue a deficiency notice to the applicant. The applicant shall have 10 calendar days from the date of the deficiency notice to resubmit the incomplete information. Applications that are still incomplete after this opportunity to cure will not be scored and will be disqualified.
(Source: P.A. 101-27, eff. 6-25-19; 101-593, eff. 12-4-19; 102-538, eff. 8-20-21.)