To amend Federal law to create expungement mechanism and a process to petition for an expungement for low-level violations of the Controlled Substances Act as it relates to marijuana, to study the impact of expungements issued, and for other purposes.
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Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Louisiana's 2nd congressional district. Democrat.
Last Updated: Jul 28, 2022
Length: 24 pages
117th Congress (2021–2023)
This bill was introduced on July 28, 2022, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.
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2 Cosponsors (1 Democrat, 1 Republican)
Jul 28, 2022
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H.R. 8557 (117th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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