Bill Text: IL HR0379 | 2019-2020 | 101st General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Directs the Department of Agriculture and the Department of Financial & Professional Regulation to conduct a disparity study on whether minority-owned businesses face any barriers that prevent the equitable participation in the business of cultivating, manufacturing, delivering, distributing, testing, transporting, and other avenues within the business of legalized cannabis in Illinois.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 22-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-07-02 - Rule 19(b) / Re-referred to Rules Committee [HR0379 Detail]

Download: Illinois-2019-HR0379-Introduced.html


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HOUSE RESOLUTION
2 RESOLVED, BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE ONE
3HUNDRED FIRST GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that
4we direct the Department of Agriculture and the Department of
5Financial & Professional Regulation to each conduct a disparity
6study on whether minority-owned businesses face any barriers
7that prevent the equitable participation in the business of
8cultivating, manufacturing, delivering, distributing, testing,
9transporting, and other avenues within the business of
10legalized cannabis in Illinois; and be it further
11 RESOLVED, That the study should include, but not be limited
12to, the following:
13 (1) Evidence of past and present racial discrimination
14 by the government in the businesses of agriculture
15 (non-livestock), its delivery, its distribution, its
16 testing, and its transportation;
17 (2) Annual income, access to capital, cannabis
18 convictions, communities with a disproportionately high
19 amount of law enforcement with respect to cannabis of those
20 seeking to enter the field; and
21 (3) The process for obtaining recreational and medical
22 permits and licensing; and be it further
23 RESOLVED, That the Department of Agriculture, the

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1Department of Financial & Professional Regulation, and the
2General Assembly should use the results of this study to
3address the inequality within the business of legalized
4cannabis and develop clear guidelines to prevent it,
5alternative remedies to prevent it, flexibility and duration of
6the relief, relationship of the numerical goals in the relevant
7labor market, and impact on third parties; and be it further
8 RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this resolution be
9delivered to the Department of Agriculture and the Department
10of Financial & Professional Regulation.
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