§ 5020. Renewal of License.
(a) To timely renew a license, a completed license renewal form and annual license fee pursuant to section 5014 of this division shall be received by the Bureau from the licensee no earlier than 60 calendar days. before the expiration of the license and no later than 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time on the last business day before the expiration of the license if the renewal form is submitted to the Bureau at its office(s), or no later than 11:59 p.m. on the last business day before the expiration of the license if the renewal form is submitted to the Bureau through its electronic licensing system. Failure to receive a notice for license renewal does not relieve a licensee of the obligation to renew all licenses as required.
(b) In the event the license is not renewed prior to the expiration date, the licensee must not sell, transfer, transport, manufacture, test, or distribute any commercial cannabis goods until the license is renewed.
(c) A licensee may submit a license renewal form up to 30 days after the license expires. Any late renewal form will be subject to a late fee equal to 50 percent of the applicable licensing fee required by subsection (a).
(d) The license renewal form shall contain the following:
(1) The name of the licensee. For licensees who are individuals, the applicant shall provide both the first and last name of the individual. For licensees who are business entities, the licensee shall provide the legal business name of the applicant.
(2) The license number and expiration date.
(3) The licensee’s address of record and premises address.
(4) An attestation that all information provided to the Bureau in the original application under section 5002 of this division or subsequent notification under sections 5023 and 5024 of this division is accurate and current.
(5) A limited waiver of sovereign immunity pursuant to section 5009 of this division.
Proposed Regs. – October 19, 2018
The section was revised to add an additional item, subsection (d)(5), for applicants to consider on the license renewal form. Subsequent subsections have been renumbered accordingly. In addition to the information previously enumerated, applicants for renewal would also need to submit documentation of any change to any item listed in the original application under section 5002 of the division that has not been reported to the Bureau through another process pursuant to the Act or this division. This is necessary to ensure that the Bureau is apprised of any changes to information initially listed on the application; with such updates, the Bureau will have the opportunity to determine whether certain changes affect licensure status.
Subsection (d)(6) was revised to clarify that the attestation that all information provided to the Bureau is accurate and current is found on the license renewal form. This is necessary to ensure that renewal applicants are aware of how to provide the required attestation. Including the attestation on the renewal form streamlines the license renewal process by assuring that applicants are able to fulfill this requirement without having to complete additional paperwork.
Subsection (d)(8) has been added to require multiple-employee licensees applying for a license renewal, to attest that they currently employ, or will employ within one year of license renewal, at least one supervisor and one employee who have successfully completed a Cal-OSHA 30-hour general industry outreach course offered by a training provider that is authorized by an OSHA Training Institute Education Center. This addition is necessary to align with approved and filed Assembly Bill 2799, amending Business and Professions Code section 26051.5 to include such a requirement. This will also provide the Bureau the necessary attestations to ensure that the licensee is fit for continued licensure.
The reference section has been revised to correct a typographical error.