Drugs – National Trends for April 2016
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Our April Legislative Activity Report shows that 1,014 organizations held 1,937 new meetings for the month of March. Of these 1,937 meetings, 256 agenda items had a Drugs component. Several meetings specifically addressed public safety issues including:
Meeting of the Commissioner’s Court – Montgomery, Texas
April 26, 2016
Changes in Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force
Several changes were introduced for consideration and approval regarding the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces between Montgomery County, Texas Sheriff’s Office and the DEA. The Sheriff’s Budget 2016 will fund the benefits.
- SWTXS-1010 Speed Limit – Discontinue and De-Obligate $5,000
- SWTXS-1044H Witch Hazel – Add Agreement with Funding of $15,000
Salem City Council – Salem, Oregon
April 26, 2016
Second Reading – Ordinance Bill No. 5-16
This was the second reading of Ordinance No. 5-16. This ordinance would impose a 3% tax on the sale of marijuana items by a marijuana retailer; refer ordinance; and create new provisions.
Ordinance Bill No. 5-18 was adopted by a unanimous vote.
Calaveras County Board of Supervisors – Calaveras County, California
April 11, 2016
Urgency Ordinance Adding Chapter 17.85 to the Calaveras County Code
The urgency ordinance was introduced and proposed adding chapter 17.95 to the Calaveras County Code regulating medical cannabis cultivation and other commercial cannabis use pending enactment of a payment ordinance. There were several changes proposed, among them:
- Authorize the Deputy Director of HHS to sign amendment A02 to the Multi-Year Substance Use Disorder Services Agreement 14-90051 with the California Department of Health Care Services for alcohol and drug treatment and prevention services for a three-year term that begins in July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2017.
Sherwood City Council – Sherwood, Oregon
April 5, 2016
Resolution 2016-016 & Resolution 2016-017
Resolution 2016-16 was presented for approval of the ballot title and explanatory statement, then submitting it to voters Ordinance 2016-003 which would impose a 3% tax on the sale of marijuana items by a marijuana retailer.
Resolution 2016-017 was presented for approval of the ballot title and explanatory statement, then submitted to the voters Ordinance 2016-002 which would declare a ban on recreational marijuana producers, recreational marijuana wholesalers, recreational marijuana processors, and recreational marijuana retailers.