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H.R. 3617: Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement Act

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To decriminalize and deschedule cannabis, to provide for reinvestment in certain persons adversely impacted by the War on Drugs, to provide for expungement of certain cannabis offenses, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Jerrold Nadler

Sponsor. Representative for New York's 10th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Apr 4, 2022
Length: 91 pages
Introduced
May 28, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)
Status

Passed House (Senate next) on Apr 1, 2022

This bill passed in the House on April 1, 2022 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.

Other activity may have occurred on another bill with identical or similar provisions.

Cosponsors

114 Cosponsors (113 Democrats, 1 Republican)

Prognosis
3% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)
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Position statements

What legislators are saying

Cicilline Urges House to Pass Marijuana Reform
    — Rep. David Cicilline [D-RI1] (Co-sponsor) on Apr 1, 2022

Rep. Payne, Jr. Helps Pass Bill to Decriminalize Marijuana
    — Rep. Donald Payne Jr. [D-NJ10] (Co-sponsor) on Apr 1, 2022

house approves Lamb amendment calling for improved workplace safety and protections for kids in more act
    — Rep. Conor Lamb [D-PA17] on Apr 1, 2022

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What stakeholders are saying

R Street Institute SpendingTracker.org estimates H.R. 3617 will add $5.2 billion in new spending through 2031.

History

May 28, 2021
 
Introduced

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Sep 29, 2021
 
Considered by House Committee on the Judiciary

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Sep 30, 2021
 
Ordered Reported

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Mar 24, 2022
 
Text Published

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Mar 24, 2022
 
Reported by House Committee on the Judiciary

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Apr 1, 2022
 
Passed House (Senate next)

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Passed Senate

 
Signed by the President

H.R. 3617 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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