H.R. 964: Respect States’ and Citizens’ Rights Act of 2013

113th Congress, 2013–2015. Text as of Mar 05, 2013 (Introduced).

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113th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 964

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

March 5, 2013

(for herself and Mr. Coffman) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, 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

A BILL

To amend the Controlled Substances Act to provide that Federal law shall not preempt State law.

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Short title

This Act may be cited as the Respect States’ and Citizens’ Rights Act of 2013 .

2.

In general

Section 708 of the Controlled Substances Act (21 U.S.C. 903) is amended—

(1)

by striking No provision and inserting (a) In general.—Except as provided in subsection (b), no provision; and

(2)

by adding at the end the following:

(b)

Special rule regarding State marihuana laws

In the case of any State law that pertains to marihuana, no provision of this title shall be construed as indicating an intent on the part of the Congress to occupy the field in which that provision operates, including criminal penalties, to the exclusion of State law on the same subject matter, nor shall any provision of this title be construed as preempting any such State law.

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