Mich. Admin. Code R. 420.4

Current through Vol. 22-20, November 15, 2022
Section R. 420.4 - Application requirements; financial and criminal background

Rule 4.

(1) Each applicant shall disclose the identity of any other person who controls, either directly or indirectly, the applicant, including, but not limited to, date of birth, government issued identification, and any other documents required by the agency.
(2) Each applicant shall disclose the financial information required in the acts and these rules on a form created by the agency, which may include the following:
(a) For an applicant seeking licensure under the MMFLA, required information may include, but is not limited to, all of the following:
(i) Financial statements regarding all of the following:
(A) A pecuniary interest.
(B) Any deposit of value of the applicant or made directly or indirectly to the applicant, or both.
(C) Financial accounts including, but not limited to, all of the following: funds, savings, checking, or other accounts including all applicable account information, such as the name of the financial institution, names of the account holders, account type, account balances, and a list of all loan types specified by the agency, amounts, securities, or lender information.
(ii) Property ownership information, including, but not limited to, deeds, leases, rental agreements, real estate trusts, or purchase agreements.
(iii) Tax information, including, but not limited to, W-2 and 1099 forms, and any other information required by the agency.
(iv) Disclosure by the applicant of the identity of any other person who meets either of the following:
(A) Controls, directly or indirectly, the applicant.
(B) Is controlled, directly or indirectly, by the applicant or by a person who controls, directly or indirectly, the applicant.
(v) The sources and total amount of the applicant's capitalization to operate and maintain the proposed marihuana facility in compliance with R 420.11.
(vi) A financial statement attested by a certified public accountant (CPA), on a form created by the agency, including a foreign-attested CPA statement, or its equivalent if applicable on capitalization pursuant to R 420.11.
(vii) Information on the financial ability of the applicant to purchase and maintain adequate liability and casualty insurance in compliance with R 420.10.
(viii) Any other documents, disclosures, or attestations created or requested by the agency that are not inconsistent with the acts or these rules.
(b) For an applicant seeking licensure under the MRTMA all of the following may be required:
(i) Tax information, including, but not limited to:
(A) W-2 forms for the most recent tax year.
(B) 1099 forms for the most recent tax year.
(ii) Any other information relevant to the application for licensure required by the agency.
(3) Each applicant shall disclose the identity of every person having a 2.5% or greater ownership interest in the applicant with respect to which the license is sought.
(a) If the disclosed entity is a trust, the applicant shall disclose the names and addresses of the beneficiaries.
(b) If the disclosed entity is a privately held corporation, the names and addresses of all shareholders, officers, and directors.
(c) If the disclosed entity is a publicly held corporation, the names and addresses of all shareholders holding a direct or indirect interest of greater than 5%, officers, and directors.
(d) If the disclosed entity is a partnership or limited liability partnership, the names and addresses of all partners.
(e) If the disclosed entity is a limited partnership or limited liability limited partnership, the names of all partners, both general and limited.
(f) If the disclosed entity is a limited liability company, the names and addresses of all members and managers.
(4) Each applicant shall disclose the applicant's business organizational documents filed with this state, any other state, local county, or foreign entity, if applicable, including proof of registration to do business in this state and certificate of good standing from this state, any other state, or foreign entity, if applicable.
(5) Each applicant shall disclose to the agency criminal and financial background information and regulatory compliance as provided under the acts and these rules on a form created by the agency.
(6) Each applicant shall provide written consent to a criminal and financial background investigation as authorized under the acts and these rules.
(7) Each applicant shall provide an attestation acknowledging that sanctions may be imposed for violations on a licensee while licensed or after the marihuana license has expired, as provided in the acts and these rules.
(8) Each applicant shall provide an attestation affirming a continuing duty to provide information requested by the agency and to cooperate in any investigation, inspection, inquiry, or hearing.
(9) Each applicant shall disclose any noncompliance with any regulatory requirements, all legal judgments, lawsuits, legal proceedings, charges, or government investigations, whether initiated, pending, or concluded, against the applicant, that are related to business operations, including, but not limited to fraud, environmental, food safety, tobacco, alcohol, labor, employment, worker's compensation, discrimination, and tax laws and regulations, in this state or any other jurisdiction.
(10) Each applicant shall disclose any application or issuance of any commercial license or certificate issued in this state or any other jurisdiction that meets the requirements under the acts and these rules.
(11) Each applicant shall provide any other documents or attestations created by, or make any disclosures requested by, the agency that are not inconsistent with the acts or these rules.
(12) An applicant shall submit in the application any information requested and required by the acts and these rules.
(13) Each applicant seeking licensure under the MMFLA must submit one set of fingerprints to the department of state police in accordance with section 402 of the MMFLA, MCL 333.27402.
(14) Each applicant seeking licensure under the MRTMA shall provide an attestation acknowledging that the applicant must have a physical structure for the marihuana establishment and pass the prelicensure inspection within 60 calendar days of submitting a complete application to the agency. Failure to pass the prelicensure inspection within 60 calendar days of submitting the complete application to the agency may result in the application begin denied in accordance with R 420.12.
(15) An applicant shall provide an attestation signed by a representative of the department of treasury and the applicant, verifying that the applicant is not delinquent in the payment of sales, excise, or any other taxes.
(16) An applicant seeking licensure under the MRTMA shall provide a social equity plan detailing a plan to promote and encourage participation in the marihuana industry by people from communities that have been disproportionately impacted by marihuana prohibition and enforcement and to positively impact those communities.

Mich. Admin. Code R. 420.4

2020 AACS; 2022 MR 5, Eff. 3/7/2022