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Public Act 105 of 2017: Amending Section 402 of the MMFLA

On July 13, 2017, Governor Rick Snyder signed Senate Bill 433, amending the Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act. The purpose of this amendment to as ensure the language of the MMFLA meets federal background check requirements. This amendment outlines the process that the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs now must follow to collect and review fingerprints, and explains how the costs associated with this will be reimbursed.

The previous language of the MMFLA allowed LARA to designate an entity or agent to collect applicant fingerprints. This language did not designate an agency to collect and review fingerprints, instead requiring LARA to locate an agency of its choosing. This amendment now designates an agency by requiring applicants to submit fingerprints to the Department of State Police, which will, in turn, forward fingerprints to the Federal Bureau of Investigation for a national criminal history check.