House Bill 473
149th General Assembly (2017 - 2018)
House Health & Human Development 6/20/18
The General Assembly has ended, the current status is the final status.
AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 16 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE DELAWARE MEDICAL MARIJUANA ACT.
This act makes various edits to the existing Medical Marijuana Act, including, but not limited to: • Adding requirements for registration of a compassion center, including information about any labor peace agreement with a bona fide labor organization assuring an uninterrupted supply of medicine, and to disclose any record of previous violations, investigations, citations, administrative proceedings, or lawsuits related to any laws or regulations relating to employment, workplace safety, wages and compensation, discrimination, any other worker protections, tax, or any other relevant laws and regulation by any business owned or operated by the applicant, principal, or managerial employees. • Expands the authority of the Department to include evaluation of compassion center registration certificate renewals. • Expands considerations by the Department for an applicant of a compassion center to include the centers plan to maintain pesticide free medical marijuana, the center's employment standards, and evidence that they have no history of disciplinary action and/or investigations. • Includes in the criteria for compassion center and safety compliance facilities renewals to submit any history of disciplinary action and/or investigations. • Removes the requirement for volunteers of compassion center, or registered safety compliance facilities to undergo background checks every 5 years. • Requires a compassion center or a registered safety compliance facility to report any legal proceedings, judgments, or government investigations against them, or its owners, principals or managerial employees and to provide sufficient compensation to support the worker’s family, health and welfare, and cost of living.
Takes effect upon being signed into law