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SEC. 104.12.  RENEWAL AND CANCELLATION.
   (Added by Ord. No. 185,343, Eff. 12/19/17.)
 
   (a)   Every License, including Temporary Approvals, shall be renewed annually.  If a License is not timely renewed, it shall expire after 11:59 p.m. on December 31 for the year issued.  Applicants shall pay the applicable renewal fee pursuant to Section 104.19(b).  To renew a License, a License renewal application shall be submitted and applicable renewal fee shall be paid by the Licensee no earlier than 120 calendar days before the expiration of the License, and no later than 60 calendar days before the expiration of the License.  Failure to receive a notice for License renewal from DCR does not relieve a Licensee of the obligation to renew a License.  In the event the License is not renewed prior to the expiration date, the Licensee shall cease all Commercial Cannabis Activity until such time that the Licensee is issued a new License from DCR and a license from the State of California.  (Amended by Ord. No. 186,919, Eff. 2/24/21.)
 
   1.   Notwithstanding the deadlines in Subsection (a), after January 1, 2021, Licensees may submit a late renewal application and/or make a late renewal fee payment between November 3rd and December 31st before the expiration date of a License or Temporary Approval.  Late renewal applications and/or late renewal fees submitted between November 3rd and December 31st shall be subject to the Expedited Services Fees (Time and a Half Rate), provided in Section 104.19(h), which shall be due by December 31st.
 
   2.   Notwithstanding the deadlines in Subsection (a), after January 1, 2021, Licensees may submit a late renewal application and/or make a late renewal fee payment between January 1st and the final day of February after the expiration date of a License or Temporary Approval.  Late renewal applications and/or late renewal fees submitted between January 1st and the final day of February shall be subject to the Expedited Services Fees (Double Time Rate), provided in Section 104.19(h), which shall be due by the final day of February.  All commercial cannabis businesses with an expired License or Temporary Approval must cease unlicensed Commercial Cannabis Activity until a new License of Temporary Approval is issued.
 
   3.   One-Time Extension Due to COVID-19.  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the Safer-at-Home Order entered on or around March 19, 2020, Licensees may submit a late 2020 and/or 2021 renewal application and/or make late renewal fee payments for 2020 and/or 2021 renewal applications on or before March 31, 2021.  All renewal applications and/or renewal fees submitted pursuant to this one-time extension shall be subject to the Expedited Services Fees (Double Time Rate), provided in Section 104.19(h), which shall be due by March 31, 2021.
 
   (b)   At the time a License renewal application is submitted to DCR, a Licensee must include updated annual licensing documents required by Rule and Regulation No. 3.  As part of the License renewal process, DCR may require modification to the Licensee's security plan.  Except for Tier 3 Licensees, Licensees subject to Section 104.20 shall also submit Equity Share documents in compliance with Section 104.20(a)(2).  (Amended by Ord. No. 186,703, Eff. 7/10/20.)
 
   (c)   To renew a license, a Licensee shall be in good standing with the requirements in this article and shall not be delinquent on any City tax or fee.  For purposes of this subsection only, a Licensee who has entered into a payment plan with the City's Office of Finance pursuant to LAMC Section 21.18 to pay all outstanding City-owed business taxes shall not be deemed delinquent on any City tax.  (Amended by Ord. No. 186,703, Eff. 7/10/20.)
 
   (d)   Any Licensee who has ceased a Commercial Cannabis Activity at a Business Premises for a continuous period of 180 days shall not be authorized to renew its license unless authorized by DCR in accordance with the Rules and Regulations.  (Amended by Ord. No. 186,703, Eff. 7/10/20.)
 
   (e)   DCR may cancel any License upon the request of the Licensee.
 
   (f)   The Licensee may file an administrative appeal of the decision to deny License renewal pursuant to Section 104.14 within 15 days of the date of DCR mailing the denial letter.  Failure to file an administrative appeal shall constitute a failure to exhaust administrative remedies. (Added by Ord. No. 186,703, Eff. 7/10/20.)