H.R. 710: Truth in Trials Act

Introduced:
Feb 14, 2013
Status:
Referred to Committee
Prognosis
1% chance of being enacted
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Sponsor
Sam Farr
Representative for California's 20th congressional district
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
Feb 14, 2013
Length
4 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 6134 (112th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jul 17, 2012

 
Status

This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on February 14, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Progress
Introduced Feb 14, 2013
Referred to Committee Feb 14, 2013
Reported by Committee ...
Passed House ...
Passed Senate ...
Signed by the President ...
Prognosis

5% chance of getting past committee.
1% chance of being enacted.

Only 11% of bills made it past committee and only about 3% were enacted in 2011–2013. [show factors | methodology]

 
Full Title

To amend title 18, United States Code, to provide an affirmative defense for the medical use of marijuana in accordance with the laws of the various States, and for other purposes.

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Cosponsors
15 cosponsors (14D, 1R) (show)
Committees

House Judiciary

Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations

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Library of Congress Summary

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2/14/2013--Introduced.
Truth in Trials Act - Amends the federal criminal code to:
(1) allow any person on trial for a federal marijuana-related offense to introduce evidence that the alleged marijuana-related activities were performed in compliance with state law regarding the medical use of marijuana,
(2) allow an affirmative defense to a marijuana prosecution that the alleged marijuana-related activities complied with state law regarding the medical use of marijuana,
(3) limit the criminal liability of persons convicted of federal marijuana-related offenses,
(4) require the preservation and return (if a defendant is acquitted) of property seized in connection with a marijuana prosecution, and
(5) prohibit the seizure of plants grown or stored under a physician's recommendation or by order of a state or municipal agency in accordance with state law regarding the medical use of marijuana.

House Republican Conference Summary

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