Requires the Department of Health and Senior Services to make certain considerations when granting medical marijuana licenses and certifications
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FIRST REGULAR SESSION
HOUSE BILL NO. 440
100TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
DANA RADEMAN MILLER, Chief Clerk
INTRODUCED BY REPRESENTATIVE WASHINGTON.
To amend chapter 195, RSMo, by adding thereto one new section relating to medical marijuana
license and certificate applicants.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the state of Missouri, as follows:
Section A. Chapter 195, RSMo, is amended by adding thereto one new section, to be known as section 195.800, to read as follows:
195.800. 1. As used in this section, the following terms shall mean: (1) "Department", department of health and senior services; (2) "Medical marijuana license and certificate applicants", applicants for a medical marijuana cultivation facility license, a medical marijuana dispensary facility license, a medical marijuana-infused products manufacturing facility license, a medical marijuana testing facility certificate, or a medical marijuana transportation certificate under Article XVI of the Constitution of Missouri; (3) "Minority business enterprise", as defined in section 37.020; (4) "Women's business enterprise", as defined in section 37.020. 2. The department shall consider the following when scoring competing medical marijuana license and certificate applicants under Article XVI, Section 3 of the Constitution of Missouri: (1) The department shall give minority business enterprise applicants and women's business enterprise applicants a scoring bonus of ten percent. Applicants shall include in the application a signed affidavit setting forth the facts and verifying the applicant's status as a minority business enterprise or a women's business enterprise or include a copy of a
EXPLANATION — Matter enclosed in bold-faced brackets [thus] in the above bill is not enacted and is intended to be omitted from the law. Matter in bold-face type in the above bill is proposed language.
HB 440 current certification from the office of administration that the applicant is a minority business enterprise or a women's business enterprise; and (2) The department shall take into consideration any policy implemented by the political subdivision in which the applicant shall be located that is designed to promote, increase, or maintain the participation of minority business enterprises and women's business enterprises in that political subdivision.