December 17 -- The New Federalism
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CA Department of Insurance Approves
The CALIFORNIA Department of Insurance approves the state’s first-ever insurance coverage for legal cannabis businesses. The new policies will cover both property and liability coverage (CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT...
VT Senate Approves HB 196
The VERMONT Senate approves HB 196 , which would grant workers up to 12 weeks of paid leave a year. The bill, which would ensure employees are paid 70 percent of their wages for a maximum of 12 weeks of combined parental leave...
Happening In CO
The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City conditionally grants a master account to The Fourth Corner Credit Union, a COLORADO credit union created to exclusively serve the legal marijuana industry. The approval lists a number of conditions...
New Hampshire Approves HB 436
The NEW HAMPSHIRE House approves HB 436 , which would exempt companies converting or transmitting virtual currency like Bitcoin from state banking laws that regulate money transmitters. It moves to the Senate (NEW HAMPSHIRE...
Indiana Approves HB 1133
The INDIANA House approves HB 1133 , which bars local governments from banning Airbnb and similar short-term rental services. The bill moves to the Senate (INDIANAPOLIS STAR).
New Jersey Signs AB 3695
NEW JERSEY Gov....
CO Gov Signs HB 1404
COLORADO Gov. John Hickenlooper (D) signs HB 1404 , which requires large daily fantasy sports operators to be licensed by the state, with smaller operators required only to register with state officials. The bill’s other...
CO Endorses SB 40
The COLORADO Senate endorses SB 40 , a bill that allows non-residents to invest in pot shops starting in 2017 provided at least one controlling owner or investor resides in-state. Current law restricts investors and owners to people...
CO Court Upholds Medical Marijuana Card Holder Ruling
The COLORADO Supreme Court upholds a lower court’s ruling that employers can fire workers for using medical marijuana even if they do it during off hours. The plaintiff, a quadriplegic medical...