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H.R. 1595: SAFE Banking Act of 2019

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To create protections for depository institutions that provide financial services to cannabis-related legitimate businesses and service providers for such businesses, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Ed Perlmutter

Sponsor. Representative for Colorado's 7th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jun 5, 2019
Length: 22 pages
Mar 7, 2019

Ordered Reported on Mar 28, 2019

The committees assigned to this bill sent it to the House or Senate as a whole for consideration on March 28, 2019.

37% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

Position statements

What legislators are saying

Nation’s Attorneys General, Treasurers Support and Urge Passage of SAFE Banking
    — Rep. Ed Perlmutter [D-CO7] (Sponsor) on May 8, 2019

Nevada Current: Weed banking bill moves to House
    — Rep. Dina Titus [D-NV1] (Co-sponsor) on Mar 29, 2019

Crist scores major wins for medical marijuana patients
    — Rep. Charlie Crist [D-FL13] (Co-sponsor) on Jun 10, 2019

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What stakeholders are saying

Institute for Spending Reform: estimates H.R. 1595 will add $8 million in new spending through 2029.
NORML: Currently, hundreds of licensed and regulated businesses do not have access to the banking industry and are unable to accept credit cards, deposit revenues, or write checks to meet payroll or pay taxes. This situation is untenable. No industry can operate ...


Mar 7, 2019

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

Mar 26, 2019
Considered by House Committee on Financial Services

A committee held a hearing or business meeting about the bill.

Mar 28, 2019
Ordered Reported

A committee has voted to issue a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

Jun 5, 2019
Reported by House Committee on Financial Services

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H.R. 1595 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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