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PA Bill Number: HB440

Title: In criminal history record information, further providing for expungement, for petition for limited access, for clean slate limited access and for ...

Description: In criminal history record information, further providing for expungement, for petition for limited access, for clean slate limited access and f ...

Last Action: Presented to the Governor

Last Action Date: Oct 22, 2020

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Proposed Federal House Legislation HB2843

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This legislation would decriminalize marijuana.

Legislation Overview

Title: Marijuana Freedom and Opportunity Act

Subject: Crime and law enforcement: Child safety and welfare: Criminal justice information and records: Criminal procedure and sentencing: Drug trafficking and controlled substances: Forests, forestry, trees: Government trust funds: Law enforcement administration and funding: Marketing and advertising: Medical research: Minority employment: Research administration and funding: Sales and excise taxes: Small business: Transportation safety and security: Women in business

Description: Marijuana Freedom and Opportunity Act This bill decriminalizes marijuana. Specifically, it removes marijuana from the list of scheduled substances under the Controlled Substances Act and eliminates criminal penalties for an individual who imports, exports, manufactures, distributes, or possesses with intent to distribute marijuana. Additionally, the bill does the following: establishes a trust fund to assist women-owned and minority-owned marijuana businesses, requires federal research on the impacts of marijuana use on highway safety and public health, authorizes federal restrictions on the marketing of marijuana-related products, and authorizes grants for state and local governments to expunge or seal convictions for marijuana possession.

Session: 116th Congress

Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security.

Last Action Date: June 26, 2019

Link: https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/2843/all-info

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42 sponsors: Hakeem Jeffries (D); Barbara Lee (D); Earl Blumenauer (D); Eleanor Norton (D); Janice Schakowsky (D); Steve Cohen (D); Kathleen Rice (D); Tony Cardenas (D); Jared Huffman (D); Adriano Espaillat (D); Yvette Clarke (D); Bobby Rush (D); Mark Pocan (D); Tulsi Gabbard (D); Rashida Tlaib (D); Henry Johnson (D); Alcee Hastings (D); Jose Serrano (D); Ed Perlmutter (D); David Trone (D); Alan Lowenthal (D); Debra Haaland (D); Jamie Raskin (D); Pramila Jayapal (D); James McGovern (D); Katherine Clark (D); Charlie Crist (D); Joseph Neguse (D); Luis Correa (D); Eliot Engel (D); Darren Soto (D); Raul Grijalva (D); Ted Lieu (D); Betty McCollum (D); Steven Horsford (D); Chellie Pingree (D); Eric Swalwell (D); Seth Moulton (D); Cedric Richmond (D); Zoe Lofgren (D); Grace Meng (D); Angela Craig (D)

History
Chamber Date Action
House Jun 26 2019 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security.
House Jun 10 2019 Referred to the Subcommittee on Conservation and Forestry.
House Jun 7 2019 Referred to the Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands.
House May 21 2019 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
House May 21 2019 Referred to the Subcommittee on Highways and Transit.
House May 20 2019 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on the Judiciary, Natural Resources, Agriculture, Transportation and Infrastructure, and Small Business, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
House May 20 2019 Introduced in House
House May 20 2019 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on the Judiciary, Natural Resources, Agriculture, Transportation and Infrastructure, and Small Business, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
House May 20 2019 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on the Judiciary, Natural Resources, Agriculture, Transportation and Infrastructure, and Small Business, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
House May 20 2019 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on the Judiciary, Natural Resources, Agriculture, Transportation and Infrastructure, and Small Business, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
House May 20 2019 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on the Judiciary, Natural Resources, Agriculture, Transportation and Infrastructure, and Small Business, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
House May 20 2019 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on the Judiciary, Natural Resources, Agriculture, Transportation and Infrastructure, and Small Business, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Texts
Type Date Federal Link Text
Introduced Jun 6 2019 federal bill text bill text
Amendments
Title Description Date State Link Text Adopted
There are no amendments to this bill at this time
Committee

Chamber: H

Committee Name: Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security

Votes

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