WA Governor - Bill Action
(May 13, 2019) - SB 5318

SB 5318 – “Reforming the compliance and enforcement provisions for marijuana licensees.”

  • See Cannabis Observer’s summaries of SB 5318's committee report cutoff, opposite house cutoff, and sine die cutoff.
  • On Monday May 13th, Governor Inslee signed the bill. It joins Chapter 394 of the 2019 Session Laws with an effective date of July 28th. See the signing ceremony’s official photo and read the Bill as Passed Legislature and the Final Bill Report.
  • Before signing, Inslee said the bill would bring “consistency for marijuana business compliance and enforcement rules” and acknowledged that it would initiate new programs and rulemaking for WSLCB. He thanked Rivers and Representative Steve Kirby for championing the issue. While neither member could attend, Keiser, Stanford, and a large group of cannabis industry representatives joined to watch the signing (video).
  • The final fiscal note from WSLCB anticipated a cost to the agency of $1,312,917 between FY 2019-21. Section 143(5) of the adopted budget gave the agency $722,000 for FY 2020, and $591,000 for FY 2021, almost exactly the requested amount.