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General Assembly

Amendment

 

February Session, 2012

LCO No. 4663

   
 

*HB0538904663SRO*

Offered by:

 

SEN. BOUCHER, 26th Dist.

 

To: House Bill No. 5389

File No. 597

Cal. No. 430

Strike lines 234 to 237, inclusive, in their entirety and substitute the following in lieu thereof:

"Sec. 9. (NEW) (Effective from passage) (a) Upon the adoption of regulations in accordance with the provisions of subsection (b) of this section, the Commissioner of Consumer Protection shall establish a pilot program allowing for the establishment of two licensed dispensaries in the state; one dispensary shall be located in the city of Hartford and the other dispensary shall be located in the city of New Haven. The commissioner shall continue to operate the dispensary pilot program until such time as the commissioner has determined the appropriate number of dispensaries to meet the needs of qualifying patients in the state. Upon making such determination, the pilot program shall terminate and the commissioner may license additional dispensaries in accordance with the provisions of subsection (b) of this section. A dispensary licensed by the commissioner and selected to participate in the pilot program may, in the discretion of the commissioner, retain licensure upon the termination of the pilot program. "