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Residency Exemption Marijuana Education-based Occupational License

Concerning the authority for an exemption to the residency requirement for education-related marijuana occupational licenses, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.
2017 Regular Session
Liquor, Tobacco, & Marijuana
Bill Summary

Under current law, when an employee or manager of a retail business applies for an occupational license, the person must be a Colorado resident on the date of his or her application. The bill gives the state licensing authority the ability to create an exemption to the residency requirement for a person applying for an occupational license for participation in a marijuana-based workforce development or education program if the person files an affirmation that he or she is participating in a program that requires access to licensed premises.

(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)


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Bill Text


Sponsor Type Legislators
Prime Sponsor

Sen. L. Crowder
Rep. J. Ginal



Sen. D. Coram, Sen. C. Holbert
Rep. A. Garnett, Rep. C. Hansen, Rep. D. Valdez

The effective date for bills enacted without a safety clause is August 7, 2024, if the General Assembly adjourns sine die on May 8, 2024, unless otherwise specified. Details