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H.R. 3483 (113th): Protecting Individual Liberties and States’ Rights Act

The text of the bill below is as of Nov 14, 2013 (Introduced).


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113th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 3483

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

November 14, 2013

introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

A BILL

To amend title 18, United States Code, to provide exceptions from the firearm prohibitions otherwise applicable in relation to marijuana if its possession is lawful under State law.

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Short title

This Act may be cited as the Protecting Individual Liberties and States' Rights Act .

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Exceptions from firearm prohibitions otherwise applicable in relation to marijuana if its possession is lawful under State law

(a)

Prohibitions applicable to felons and persons subject to a felony indictment

Section 921(a)(20) of title 18, United States Code, is amended in the 1st sentence—

(1)

by striking or at the end of subparagraph (A);

(2)

by striking the period at the end of subparagraph (B) and inserting , or; and

(3)

by adding at the end the following:

(C)

any offense pertaining to marijuana that occurs in a State if the conduct constituting the offense is lawful under the law of the State.

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(b)

Prohibitions applicable to unlawful users of, or persons addicted to, a controlled substance

(1)

Sale or other disposition

Section 922(d) of such title is amended by adding at the end the following: Paragraph (3) of the 1st sentence of this subsection shall not apply with respect to a sale or other disposition to a person who is in a State if the controlled substance involved is marijuana, the possession of marijuana is lawful under the law of the State, and the person is a resident of the State..

(2)

Receipt, etc

Section 922(g) of such title is amended by adding at the end the following: Paragraph (3) of the preceding sentence shall not apply with respect to conduct of a person in a State if the controlled substance involved is marijuana, the possession of marijuana is lawful under the law of the State, and the person is a resident of the State..

(c)

Marijuana defined

Section 921(a) of such title is amended by adding at the end the following:

(36)

The term marijuana has the meaning given the term marihuana in section 102(16) of the Controlled Substances Act.

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