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PA Bill Number: HB2856

Title: In firearms and other dangerous articles, further providing for sale or transfer of firearms and establishing the Pennsylvania Gun Buyback Program ...

Description: In firearms and other dangerous articles, further providing for sale or transfer of firearms and establishing the Pennsylvania Gun Buyback Program .. ...

Last Action: Referred to JUDICIARY

Last Action Date: Sep 26, 2022

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Proposed Federal Senate Legislation SB597

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This legislation would remove Marijuana from the schedule 1 drug status. Other elements in this bill are controversial.

Legislation Overview

Title: Marijuana Justice Act of 2019

Subject: Crime and law enforcement: Civil actions and liability: Correctional facilities and imprisonment: Criminal investigation, prosecution, interrogation: Criminal procedure and sentencing: Drug trafficking and controlled substances: Employment and training programs: Health programs administration and funding: Health promotion and preventive care: Housing and community development funding: Law enforcement administration and funding: State and local government operations: Trade restrictions

Description: 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: reduces federal funds for a state that has not legalized marijuana and has a disproportionate arrest rate or a disproportionate incarceration rate for marijuana offenses, directs federal courts to expunge convictions for marijuana use or possession, and establishes a fund—the Community Reinvestment Fund—to support grants in communities most affected by the war on drugs.

Session: 116th Congress

Last Action: Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Last Action Date: February 28, 2019

Link: https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/senate-bill/597/all-info

Companion Bill: HB1456

Sponsors

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9 sponsors: Cory Booker (D); Ron Wyden (D); Jeff Merkley (D); Elizabeth Warren (D); Kamala Harris (D); Kirsten Gillibrand (D); Bernard Sanders (I); Michael Bennet (D); Edward Markey (D)

History
Chamber Date Action
Senate Feb 28 2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
Texts
Type Date Federal Link Text
Introduced Mar 12 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: S

Committee Name: Judiciary

Votes

There have not been any votes on this bill

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