New Cosponsor — Sep 18, 2014
New Cosponsor: Rep. Alan Lowenthal [D-CA47]
The bill now has 18 cosponsors (17 Democrats, 1 Republican).
Feb 5, 2013
113th Congress, 2013–2015
This bill was introduced on February 5, 2013, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.
Representative for Colorado's 2nd congressional district
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Last Updated: Feb 5, 2013
Length: 18 pages
To decriminalize marijuana at the Federal level, to leave to the States a power to regulate marijuana that is similar to the power they have to regulate alcohol, and for other purposes.
H.R. 499 would decriminalize
marijuana at the federal level, leaving it up to the states to decide whether
to allow marijuana for medicinal or recreational use.
Specifically, the bill would:
The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.
This is the first step in the legislative process.
This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 499”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.
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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.
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Civic Impulse. (2015). H.R. 499 — 113th Congress: Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act of 2013. Retrieved from https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/113/hr499
“H.R. 499 — 113th Congress: Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act of 2013.” www.GovTrack.us. 2013. November 29, 2015 <https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/113/hr499>
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