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H.R. 3518 (114th): Stop Civil Asset Forfeiture Funding for Marijuana Suppression Act of 2015


The text of the bill below is as of Sep 16, 2015 (Introduced). The bill was not enacted into law.


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114th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 3518

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

September 16, 2015

(for himself and Mr. Amash) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

A BILL

To amend title 28, United States Code, to prohibit the use of amounts from the Asset Forfeiture Fund for the Domestic Cannabis Suppression/Eradication Program of the Drug Enforcement Administration, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Stop Civil Asset Forfeiture Funding for Marijuana Suppression Act of 2015.

2.

Restriction on use of the Asset Forfeiture Fund for the Domestic Cannabis Suppression/Eradication Program

Section 524 of title 28, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following:

(e)

Notwithstanding subsection (c) of this section, beginning in fiscal year 2015, and for each fiscal year thereafter, no amounts in the Fund may be used for the Domestic Cannabis Suppression/Eradication Program of the Drug Enforcement Administration, or any substantially similar program.

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3.

No authority to transfer property for purposes of the Domestic Cannabis Suppression/Eradication Program

Notwithstanding section 981(e) of title 18, United States Code, no property may be transferred to a Federal agency or a State and local agency, if that property is used for any purpose pertaining to the Domestic Cannabis Suppression/Eradication Program of the Drug Enforcement Administration, or any substantially similar program.

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Sense of Congress

It is the sense of Congress that the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) expends a large amount of resources on enforcing prohibitions on marijuana. The DEA administrator’s comments about the relative harm of marijuana support Congress’s belief that the DEA’s marijuana prohibition policy is an inappropriate use of resources.