Legislative Up Date 2022, Week 8, February 28th to March 4th

And the cheese stands alone. It appears (so far) there is only one cannabis bill that will progress forward on to its mission of becoming a law. SB1324 deals with the money in the Smart and Safe Arizona Fund. Many other bills seek to alter the expenditure of the Smart and Safe Arizona funds, like HB2748. However, HB2748 died. It would have added DPS to the entities to receive money for retirement.

SUMMARY

No Movement
HB2082: MARIJUANA; SAMPLING; ADVERTISING; SALE
SB1324: SMART AND SAFE FUND; DISTRIBUTION
SB1402: RURAL MARIJUANA ESTABLISHMENTS; DUAL LICENSING
Failed
HB2748 SMART AND SAFE FUND; DISTRIBUTION

DETAILS

HB2082: MARIJUANA; SAMPLING; ADVERTISING; SALE

No movement
House Caucus (VIDEO)
House Rules- Passed 1-31- Vote 5-3 (VIDEO)
Health & Human Services- Passed 1-24- Vote 6-3- (VIDEO)
Department of Health Services rules for the regulation of marijuana establishments must include prohibiting a marijuana establishment retail site from providing samples of marijuana or marijuana products for on-site use and at no cost to a consumer. Marijuana establishments are prohibited from selling marijuana or marijuana products to persons who are “obviously intoxicated” (defined). Marijuana establishments and nonprofit medical marijuana dispensaries are prohibited from advertising marijuana or marijuana products to individuals who are under 21 years of age, and from sponsoring any social or cultural event or any team in an event unless all of the attendees are 21 years of age or older. Due to voter protection, this legislation requires the affirmative vote of at least 3/4 of the members of each house of the Legislature for passage.
First sponsor: Rep. Osborne (R – Dist 13)
ARS Titles Affected: 36
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HB2748 SMART AND SAFE FUND; DISTRIBUTION

House Reconsider 3-2-22 Failed 43 15 2 (VIDEO)
House Third Read 2-23-22 Failed 39 20 1
House COW 2-23-22 Passed

House Caucus 2-21-22 Passed (VIDEO)
House Rules 2-21-22 Passed
Military Affairs & Public Safety Passed 2-14-22- Vote 13-0-2 (VIDEO)
Modifies the distributions from the Smart and Safe Fund by adding joint powers authorities to the list of entities that receive 31.4 percent of Fund monies in proportion to the number of enrolled members in the Public Safety Personnel Retirement System. Retroactive to January 1, 2021. Due to voter protection, this legislation requires the affirmative vote of at least 3/4 of the members of each house of the Legislature for passage.
ARS Titles Affected: 36
First sponsor: Rep. Payne (R-Dist-21)
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SB1324: SMART AND SAFE FUND; DISTRIBUTION

No Movement
Transmitted to House 2-24-22
Senate Final Read 2-23-22 Passed 27-1-2 (no video)
Senate COW 2-17-22 Passed (as amended) (VIDEO)
Senate COW- 2-16-22 Held
Senate Rules- 2-7-22 Passed (no video)
Senate Appropriations- Passed 2-1- Vote 6-2 (VIDEO)
Modifies the distributions from the Smart and Safe Fund by adding joint powers authorities to the list of entities that receive 31.4 percent of Fund monies in proportion to the number of enrolled members in the Public Safety Personnel Retirement System. Retroactive to January 1, 2021. Due to voter protection, this legislation requires the affirmative vote of at least 3/4 of the members of each house of the Legislature for passage.
ARS Titles Affected: 36
First sponsor: Sen. Shope (R – Dist 8)
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SB1402: RURAL MARIJUANA ESTABLISHMENTS; DUAL LICENSING

No Movement
Pending Amendment (Link)
Senate COW 2-23-22 Retained
Passed Senate Rules 2-21-22
Passed Senate Health & Human Services 2-2- Vote 6-2 (VIDEO)
A marijuana establishment licensee is authorized to request to the Department of Health Services to become a dual licensee and be authorized to sell medical marijuana. A nonprofit medical marijuana dispensary registration certificate issued under a dual license is not counted toward the total number of nonprofit medical marijuana dispensaries authorized under any geographic requirements. A dual license cannot be split for license ownership sales or transfers. Due to voter protection, this legislation requires the affirmative vote of at least 3/4 of the members of each house of the Legislature for passage.
First sponsor: Sen. Gowan (R-Dist-14)
ARS Titles Affected: 36
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All information can be found on azleg.gov
All information is based on Thursday 03/03/2022

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