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S. 3097: A bill to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to provide an exception from the grounds of inadmissibility for participation in a cannabis business operating in compliance with State law.


The text of the bill below is as of Dec 18, 2019 (Introduced).


II

116th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 3097

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

December 18, 2019

(for himself and Ms. Warren) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

A BILL

To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to provide an exception from the grounds of inadmissibility for participation in a cannabis business operating in compliance with State law.

1.

Exception for participation in cannabis businesses operating in compliance with State law

Section 212(a)(2)(A)(ii) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1182(a)(2)(A)(ii)) is amended—

(1)

by redesignating subclauses (I) and (II) as items (aa) and (bb), respectively, and moving the items two ems to the right;

(2)

by striking the clause designation and heading and all that follows through if— and inserting the following:

(ii)

Exceptions

(I)

Petty offense

Clause (i)(I) shall not apply to an alien who committed only one crime if—

; and

(3)

by adding at the end the following:

(II)

Lawful cannabis business

Clause (i)(II) shall not apply to an alien who admits having committed, or who admits committing, acts—

(aa)

carried out in compliance with State law; and

(bb)

relating to participation by the alien in a cannabis business operating in compliance with State law.

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