US HB3884 | 2019-2020 | 116th Congress

Status

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 120-1)
Status: Engrossed on December 7 2020 - 50% progression, died in committee
Action: 2020-12-07 - Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
Pending: Senate Finance Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Engrossed) [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 a 5% tax on cannabis products and requires revenues to be deposited into the trust fund, 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 2020 Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement Act of 2020

Sponsors

Rep. Jerrold Nadler [D-NY]Rep. Barbara Lee [D-CA]Rep. Earl Blumenauer [D-OR]Rep. Hakeem Jeffries [D-NY]
Rep. Nydia Velazquez [D-NY]Rep. Matt Gaetz [R-FL]Rep. David Cicilline [D-RI]Rep. Steve Cohen [D-TN]
Rep. Luis Correa [D-CA]Rep. Madeleine Dean [D-PA]Rep. Theodore Deutch [D-FL]Rep. Veronica Escobar [D-TX]
Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee [D-TX]Rep. Pramila Jayapal [D-WA]Rep. Henry Johnson [D-GA]Rep. Ted Lieu [D-CA]
Rep. Zoe Lofgren [D-CA]Rep. Jamie Raskin [D-MD]Rep. Eric Swalwell [D-CA]Rep. Dwight Evans [D-PA]
Rep. Tulsi Gabbard [D-HI]Rep. Debra Haaland [D-NM]Rep. Jared Huffman [D-CA]Rep. Ro Khanna [D-CA]
Rep. James McGovern [D-MA]Rep. Eleanor Norton [D-DC]Rep. Ed Perlmutter [D-CO]Rep. Ayanna Pressley [D-MA]
Rep. Maxine Waters [D-CA]Rep. Bonnie Coleman [D-NJ]Rep. Mary Gay Scanlon [D-PA]Rep. Steven Horsford [D-NV]
Rep. Janice Schakowsky [D-IL]Rep. Peter DeFazio [D-OR]Rep. Elaine Luria [D-VA]Rep. Joseph Neguse [D-CO]
Rep. Adriano Espaillat [D-NY]Rep. Ruben Gallego [D-AZ]Rep. Raul Grijalva [D-AZ]Rep. Mark Pocan [D-WI]
Sen. Ben Lujan [D-NM]Rep. Chellie Pingree [D-ME]Rep. Dina Titus [D-NV]Rep. Joseph Morelle [D-NY]
Rep. Gregory Meeks [D-NY]Rep. Salud Carbajal [D-CA]Rep. Rashida Tlaib [D-MI]Rep. Bobby Rush [D-IL]
Rep. Lacy Clay [D-MO]Rep. Denny Heck [D-WA]Rep. Jesus Garcia [D-IL]Rep. Tony Cardenas [D-CA]
Rep. Danny Davis [D-IL]Rep. Suzan DelBene [D-WA]Rep. Brad Sherman [D-CA]Rep. Darren Soto [D-FL]
Rep. Andy Levin [D-MI]Rep. Alcee Hastings [D-FL]Rep. Robin Kelly [D-IL]Rep. Frederica Wilson [D-FL]
Rep. Lloyd Doggett [D-TX]Rep. Bennie Thompson [D-MS]Rep. Don Beyer [D-VA]Rep. Marcia Fudge [D-OH]
Rep. Brendan Boyle [D-PA]Rep. Alan Lowenthal [D-CA]Rep. Bill Foster [D-IL]Rep. Joseph Kennedy [D-MA]
Rep. Grace Meng [D-NY]Rep. Diana DeGette [D-CO]Rep. Jimmy Panetta [D-CA]Rep. Brenda Lawrence [D-MI]
Rep. Eliot Engel [D-NY]Rep. David Trone [D-MD]Rep. Michael Doyle [D-PA]Rep. Angela Craig [D-MN]
Rep. Kathleen Rice [D-NY]Rep. Yvette Clarke [D-NY]Rep. Lisa Rochester [D-DE]Rep. Dean Phillips [D-MN]
Rep. Katie Porter [D-CA]Rep. Katherine Clark [D-MA]Rep. Ilhan Omar [D-MN]Rep. Peter Welch [D-VT]
Rep. TJ Cox [D-CA]Rep. Jackie Speier [D-CA]Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick [D-AZ]Rep. Donald Payne [D-NJ]
Rep. John Larson [D-CT]Rep. Jahana Hayes [D-CT]Rep. Anthony Brown [D-MD]Rep. Joe Courtney [D-CT]
Rep. Carolyn Maloney [D-NY]Rep. Lori Trahan [D-MA]Rep. Seth Moulton [D-MA]Rep. Charlie Crist [D-FL]
Rep. Vicente Gonzalez [D-TX]Rep. John Yarmuth [D-KY]Rep. Daniel Kildee [D-MI]Rep. Robert Scott [D-VA]
Rep. Mike Levin [D-CA]Rep. Gerald Connolly [D-VA]Rep. David Price [D-NC]Rep. Jimmy Gomez [D-CA]
Rep. Sharice Davids [D-KS]Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez [D-NY]Rep. Norma Torres [D-CA]Rep. David Scott [D-GA]
Rep. Julia Brownley [D-CA]Rep. Michael San Nicolas [D-GU]Rep. Kathy Castor [D-FL]Rep. Jason Crow [D-CO]
Rep. Suzanne Bonamici [D-OR]Rep. Joaquin Castro [D-TX]Rep. Rosa DeLauro [D-CT]Rep. Mark Takano [D-CA]
Rep. Pete Aguilar [D-CA]Rep. Alma Adams [D-NC]Rep. Betty McCollum [D-MN]Rep. Marc Veasey [D-TX]
Rep. G. Butterfield [D-NC]

Roll Calls

2020-12-04 - House - On passage (Y: 228 N: 164 NV: 0 Abs: 38) [PASS]
2020-12-04 - House - On motion to recommit with instructions (Y: 174 N: 218 NV: 1 Abs: 37) [FAIL]

History

DateChamberAction
2020-12-07SenateReceived in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
2020-12-04HouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2020-12-04HouseOn passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 228 - 164 (Roll no. 235). (text of amendment in the nature of a substitute: CR H6819-6827)
2020-12-04HouseOn motion to recommit with instructions Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 174 - 218, 1 Present (Roll no. 234).
2020-12-04HouseConsidered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H6841-6842)
2020-12-04HousePOSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Lesko motion to recommit with instructions, the Chair put the question on the motion and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mrs. Lesko demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the motion to recommit until a time to be announced.
2020-12-04HouseThe previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
2020-12-04HouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Lesko motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the bill to be reported back to the House with an amendment to add language to the bill authorizing employers to test an employee or applicant for cannabis use.
2020-12-04HouseMrs. Lesko moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on the Judiciary. (text: CR H6839)
2020-12-04HouseThe previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
2020-12-04HouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 3884.
2020-12-04HouseRule provides for consideration of H.R. 3884 with 1 hour of general debate. Motion to recommit with or without instructions allowed. Bill is closed to amendments. The resolution provides that an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 116-67, modified by the amendment printed in the Rules Committee report, shall be considered as adopted.
2020-12-04HouseConsidered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 1244. (consideration: CR H6819-6840)
2020-12-03HouseRule H. Res. 1244 passed House.
2020-12-02HouseRules Committee Resolution H. Res. 1244 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 3884 with 1 hour of general debate. Motion to recommit with or without instructions allowed. Bill is closed to amendments. The resolution provides that an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 116-67, modified by the amendment printed in the Rules Committee report, shall be considered as adopted.
2020-11-27HousePlaced on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 497.
2020-11-27HouseCommittee on Oversight and Reform discharged.
2020-11-27HouseCommittee on Natural Resources discharged.
2020-11-27HouseCommittee on Small Business discharged.
2020-11-27HouseCommittee on Ways and Means discharged.
2020-11-27HouseCommittee on Education and Labor discharged.
2020-11-27HouseCommittee on Agriculture discharged.
2020-11-27HouseCommittee on Energy and Commerce discharged.
2020-11-27HouseReported (Amended) by the Committee on Judiciary. H. Rept. 116-604, Part I.
2019-11-21HouseOrdered to be Reported (Amended).
2019-11-21HouseCommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
2019-11-19HouseSubcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security Discharged.
2019-08-12HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security.
2019-08-07HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands.
2019-07-24HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Health.
2019-07-23HouseReferred 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, and Oversight and Reform, 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.
2019-07-23HouseReferred 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, and Oversight and Reform, 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.
2019-07-23HouseReferred 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, and Oversight and Reform, 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.
2019-07-23HouseReferred 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, and Oversight and Reform, 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.
2019-07-23HouseReferred 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, and Oversight and Reform, 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.
2019-07-23HouseReferred 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, and Oversight and Reform, 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.
2019-07-23HouseReferred 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, and Oversight and Reform, 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.
2019-07-23HouseReferred 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, and Oversight and Reform, 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.
2019-07-23HouseIntroduced in House

Same As/Similar To

SB2227 (Same As) 2019-07-23 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
HB3540 (Related) 2019-07-30 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security.
HB3543 (Related) 2019-06-27 - Referred to the House Committee on Small Business.
HB3544 (Related) 2019-07-30 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security.
HR1244 (Related) 2020-12-03 - Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.

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