Nevada: CCB – Proposed Rules for Diversity Applicants – Nov 10th – 10 am

Proposed Rules for Diversity Applicants – Nov 10th – 10 am
1. In order to apply for a license for a cannabis establishment as a diversity applicant, an applicant must first be certified as a diversity applicant. Such certification must be completed prior to the deadline for submittal of a license application, if the applicant wishes to be considered a diversity applicant.
2.  To be certified as a diversity applicant on the basis of race and/or ethnicity, an applicant must meet the criteria of and obtain certification as a minority owned business from one of the following diversity certifying entities or its regional affiliate:
(a) The National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) –
(a)     The National Women Business Owners Corporation (NWBOC) – https://www.nwboc.org.
3.  To be certified as a diversity applicant on the basis of gender, an applicant must meet the criteria of and obtain certification as a woman owned business from one of the following diversity certifying entities or its regional affiliate:
(a)     The National Women Business Owners Corporation (NWBOC) – https://www.nwboc.org.
(b)             The Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) – https://www.wbenc.org .
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To be certified as a diversity applicant on the basis of veteran status for a license for a medical cannabis establishment only, an applicant must submit a form DD214 and meet the criteria of and obtain certification as a veteran owned business from The National Women Business Owners Corporation (NWBOC) – https://www.nwboc.org.
5. An applicant shall be solely responsible for contacting the diversity certifying entity, initiating the certification process, paying all fees, and providing all requested documents and information to the diversity certifying entity which are necessary to the certification process.
6.  An applicant shall be solely responsible for ensuring that the diversity certifying entity provides its certification documentation directly to the Board. An applicant must report to the Board any denial or denials of diversity certification by any diversity certifying entity within 14 days of such denial.
7. By submitting an application and/or any supplemental documentation to a diversity certifying entity, the applicant agrees that the diversity certifying entity is authorized to release all applications and associated documents and information to the Board, whether or not the certification process is completed.
8.    An applicant may petition the Board to use a diversity certifying entity other than the diversity certifying entities listed in this regulation. Such a petition must include a detailed explanation from the applicant and the proposed diversity certifying entity as to why and how the proposed diversity certifying entity is qualified to certify diversity, as well as its criteria for diversity certification. The Board shall not be responsible for any delay in submittal of any application while it considers such a petition.
9.   An applicant seeking certification from a diversity certifying entity shall be truthful in all information, whether written or verbal, submitted as part of the certification process. An applicant must submit any documents and/or information requested by the diversity certifying entity to complete the certification process. Any failure to be truthful and/or provide requested information during the certification process may result in disciplinary action under NCCR 4.035(1)(a)(4), (16), NCCR 4.040(1)(a)(2), (19), and/or any other applicable NCCR, statute, or Nevada law. Info.
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