US HB3617 | 2021-2022 | 117th Congress

Status

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 101-1)
Status: Introduced on May 28 2021 - 25% progression
Action: 2021-09-30 - Ordered to be Reported in the Nature of a Substitute by the Yeas and Nays: 26 - 15.
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]

Summary

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 manufactures, distributes, or possesses marijuana. The bill also makes other changes, including the following: replaces statutory references to marijuana and marihuana with cannabis, requires the Bureau of Labor Statistics to regularly publish demographic data on cannabis business owners and employees, establishes a trust fund to support various programs and services for individuals and businesses in communities impacted by the war on drugs, imposes an excise tax on cannabis products produced in or imported into the United States and an occupational tax on cannabis production facilities and export warehouses, makes Small Business Administration loans and services available to entities that are cannabis-related legitimate businesses or service providers, prohibits the denial of federal public benefits to a person on the basis of certain cannabis-related conduct or convictions, prohibits the denial of benefits and protections under immigration laws on the basis of a cannabis-related event (e.g., conduct or a conviction), establishes a process to expunge convictions and conduct sentencing review hearings related to federal cannabis offenses, and directs the Government Accountability Office to study the societal impact of cannabis legalization.

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Title

MORE Act of 2021 Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement Act of 2021

Sponsors

Rep. Jerrold Nadler [D-NY]Rep. Barbara Lee [D-CA]Rep. Earl Blumenauer [D-OR]Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee [D-TX]
Rep. Hakeem Jeffries [D-NY]Rep. Nydia Velazquez [D-NY]Rep. Madeleine Dean [D-PA]Rep. Zoe Lofgren [D-CA]
Rep. Steve Cohen [D-TN]Rep. Henry Johnson [D-GA]Rep. Theodore Deutch [D-FL]Rep. Eric Swalwell [D-CA]
Rep. Ted Lieu [D-CA]Rep. Jamie Raskin [D-MD]Rep. Pramila Jayapal [D-WA]Rep. Luis Correa [D-CA]
Rep. Mary Gay Scanlon [D-PA]Rep. Joseph Neguse [D-CO]Rep. Veronica Escobar [D-TX]Rep. Mondaire Jones [D-NY]
Rep. Cori Bush [D-MO]Rep. James McGovern [D-MA]Rep. Marilyn Strickland [D-WA]Rep. Michael Doyle [D-PA]
Rep. Mark Pocan [D-WI]Rep. Ed Perlmutter [D-CO]Rep. Carolyn Maloney [D-NY]Rep. Donald Payne [D-NJ]
Rep. Eleanor Norton [D-DC]Rep. Adam Smith [D-WA]Rep. Brenda Lawrence [D-MI]Rep. Adriano Espaillat [D-NY]
Rep. Suzan DelBene [D-WA]Rep. Dina Titus [D-NV]Rep. Brendan Boyle [D-PA]Rep. Janice Schakowsky [D-IL]
Rep. Nikema Williams [D-GA]Rep. Diana DeGette [D-CO]Rep. Ilhan Omar [D-MN]Rep. Raul Grijalva [D-AZ]
Rep. Marie Newman [D-IL]Rep. Peter Welch [D-VT]Rep. Jahana Hayes [D-CT]Rep. Bobby Rush [D-IL]
Rep. Suzanne Bonamici [D-OR]Rep. Jared Huffman [D-CA]Rep. Ayanna Pressley [D-MA]Rep. Salud Carbajal [D-CA]
Rep. Paul Tonko [D-NY]Rep. Kathy Castor [D-FL]Rep. Angela Craig [D-MN]Rep. Elaine Luria [D-VA]
Rep. Don Beyer [D-VA]Rep. Alan Lowenthal [D-CA]Rep. Melanie Stansbury [D-NM]Rep. Daniel Kildee [D-MI]
Rep. Kaialii Kahele [D-HI]Rep. Seth Moulton [D-MA]Rep. Betty McCollum [D-MN]Rep. Robert Scott [D-VA]
Rep. Ruben Gallego [D-AZ]Rep. Tony Cardenas [D-CA]Rep. Jesus Garcia [D-IL]Rep. Ritchie Torres [D-NY]
Rep. Teresa Fernandez [D-NM]Rep. Brad Sherman [D-CA]Rep. Mike Levin [D-CA]Rep. Mark Takano [D-CA]
Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick [D-AZ]Rep. Katherine Clark [D-MA]Rep. Danny Davis [D-IL]Rep. Matt Gaetz [R-FL]
Rep. Grace Meng [D-NY]Rep. John Larson [D-CT]Rep. Bonnie Coleman [D-NJ]Rep. David Cicilline [D-RI]
Rep. Bill Foster [D-IL]Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez [D-NY]Rep. Dwight Evans [D-PA]Rep. Dean Phillips [D-MN]
Rep. Joseph Morelle [D-NY]Rep. Joe Courtney [D-CT]Rep. Joaquin Castro [D-TX]Rep. Anthony Brown [D-MD]
Rep. Maxine Waters [D-CA]Rep. Frederica Wilson [D-FL]Rep. G. Butterfield [D-NC]Rep. David Trone [D-MD]
Rep. Lloyd Doggett [D-TX]Rep. Troy Carter [D-LA]Rep. Ro Khanna [D-CA]Rep. David Price [D-NC]
Rep. Charlie Crist [D-FL]Rep. Marc Veasey [D-TX]Rep. Rashida Tlaib [D-MI]Rep. Lori Trahan [D-MA]
Rep. Gerald Connolly [D-VA]Rep. David Scott [D-GA]Rep. Jimmy Gomez [D-CA]Rep. Scott Peters [D-CA]
Rep. Jamaal Bowman [D-NY]Rep. Steven Horsford [D-NV]

History

DateChamberAction
2021-09-30HouseOrdered to be Reported in the Nature of a Substitute by the Yeas and Nays: 26 - 15.
2021-09-30HouseCommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
2021-07-07HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Conservation and Forestry.
2021-06-01HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials.
2021-06-01HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Highways and Transit.
2021-06-01HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Aviation.
2021-05-31HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Health.
2021-05-28HouseReferred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committees on Energy and Commerce, Agriculture, Education and Labor, Ways and Means, Small Business, Natural Resources, Oversight and Reform, and Transportation and Infrastructure, 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.
2021-05-28HouseReferred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committees on Energy and Commerce, Agriculture, Education and Labor, Ways and Means, Small Business, Natural Resources, Oversight and Reform, and Transportation and Infrastructure, 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.
2021-05-28HouseReferred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committees on Energy and Commerce, Agriculture, Education and Labor, Ways and Means, Small Business, Natural Resources, Oversight and Reform, and Transportation and Infrastructure, 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.
2021-05-28HouseReferred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committees on Energy and Commerce, Agriculture, Education and Labor, Ways and Means, Small Business, Natural Resources, Oversight and Reform, and Transportation and Infrastructure, 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.
2021-05-28HouseReferred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committees on Energy and Commerce, Agriculture, Education and Labor, Ways and Means, Small Business, Natural Resources, Oversight and Reform, and Transportation and Infrastructure, 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.
2021-05-28HouseReferred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committees on Energy and Commerce, Agriculture, Education and Labor, Ways and Means, Small Business, Natural Resources, Oversight and Reform, and Transportation and Infrastructure, 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.
2021-05-28HouseReferred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committees on Energy and Commerce, Agriculture, Education and Labor, Ways and Means, Small Business, Natural Resources, Oversight and Reform, and Transportation and Infrastructure, 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.
2021-05-28HouseReferred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committees on Energy and Commerce, Agriculture, Education and Labor, Ways and Means, Small Business, Natural Resources, Oversight and Reform, and Transportation and Infrastructure, 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.
2021-05-28HouseReferred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committees on Energy and Commerce, Agriculture, Education and Labor, Ways and Means, Small Business, Natural Resources, Oversight and Reform, and Transportation and Infrastructure, 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.
2021-05-28HouseSponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR E592)
2021-05-28HouseIntroduced in House

Same As/Similar To

HB2649 (Related) 2021-10-19 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security.
HB2652 (Related) 2021-04-19 - Referred to the House Committee on Small Business.
HB2712 (Related) 2021-10-19 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security.

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