HB160 (2017) Detail

(New Title) relative to use of cannabis for therapeutic purposes.


CHAPTER 158

HB 160 - FINAL VERSION

 

8Mar2017... 0681h

04/20/2017   1378s

05/11/2017   1631s

2017 SESSION

17-0117

01/09

 

HOUSE BILL 160

 

AN ACT relative to use of cannabis for therapeutic purposes.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Schleien, Hills. 37; Rep. Fisher, Belk. 9; Rep. Zaricki, Hills. 6; Rep. Phinney, Straf. 24; Rep. Fromuth, Hills. 7; Rep. Josephson, Graf. 11

 

COMMITTEE: Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs

 

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AMENDED ANALYSIS

 

This bill:

 

I.  Adds certain conditions to the definition of "qualifying medical condition" for the purposes of the use of cannabis for therapeutic purposes law.

 

II.  Deletes the requirement that a medical provider document how the injury affects activities of daily living.

 

III.  Clarifies the statements signed by applicants for a registry identification card.

 

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Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.

Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]

Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

8Mar2017... 0681h

04/20/2017   1378s

05/11/2017   1631s 17-0117

01/09

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Seventeen

 

AN ACT relative to use of cannabis for therapeutic purposes.

 

Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:

 

158:1  Use of Cannabis for Therapeutic Purposes; Qualifying Conditions.  RSA 126-X:1, IX(a) is repealed and reenacted to read as follows:

IX.(a)(1)  "Qualifying medical condition'' means the presence of:

(A)  Cancer, glaucoma, positive status for human immunodeficiency virus, acquired immune deficiency syndrome, hepatitis C, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, Crohn's disease, multiple sclerosis, chronic pancreatitis, spinal cord injury or disease, traumatic brain injury, epilepsy, lupus, Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease, ulcerative colitis, Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, or one or more injuries or conditions that has resulted in one or more qualifying symptoms under subparagraph (B); and

(B)  A severely debilitating or terminal medical condition or its treatment that has produced at least one of the following: elevated intraocular pressure, cachexia, chemotherapy-induced anorexia, wasting syndrome, agitation of Alzheimer's disease, severe pain that has not responded to previously prescribed medication or surgical measures or for which other treatment options produced serious side effects, constant or severe nausea, moderate to severe vomiting, seizures, or severe, persistent muscle spasms; or

(2)  "Qualifying medical condition" also means:

(A)  Moderate to severe chronic pain.

(B)  Severe pain that has not responded to previously prescribed medication or surgical measures or for which other treatment options produced serious side effects.

(C)  Moderate or severe post-traumatic stress disorder.

158:2  Departmental Administration:  Registry Identification Cards.  Amend RSA 126-X:4, VI to read as follows:

VI.  The department shall provide each applicant and each approved qualifying patient and designated caregiver a statement with the registry identification card explaining current federal law on the possession of cannabis [and], that possession of a state registry identification card does not protect a person from federal criminal penalties, and that by using cannabis the qualifying patient may be subject to the denial of rights and privileges by federal agencies including, but not limited to, the loss of rights related to employment such as driving a commercial vehicle, the inability to pass a security clearance, and the right to own, possess, or purchase a firearm and/or ammunition.  The statement shall be updated based on any relevant changes in federal law.  

158:3  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.

 

Approved: June 28, 2017

Effective Date: August 27, 2017

Links

HB160 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 25, 2017 House Hearing
Feb. 22, 2017 House Exec Session
March 8, 2017 House Floor Vote
April 11, 2017 Senate Hearing
April 20, 2017 Senate Floor Vote
May 11, 2017 Senate Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB160 Revision: 283 Date: June 29, 2017, 2 p.m.
HB160 Revision: 284 Date: June 1, 2017, 10:28 a.m.
HB160 Revision: 285 Date: May 11, 2017, 4:53 p.m.
HB160 Revision: 286 Date: April 20, 2017, 6:25 p.m.
HB160 Revision: 287 Date: March 10, 2017, 1:54 p.m.
HB160 Revision: 288 Date: Jan. 30, 2017, 3:01 p.m.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 4, 2017 Introduced 01/04/2017 and referred to Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs HJ 2 P. 18
Jan. 25, 2017 Public Hearing: 01/25/2017 10:15 AM Representatives Hall
Feb. 22, 2017 Executive Session: 02/22/2017 10:00 AM LOB 205
March 8, 2017 Majority Committee Report: Ought to Pass for 03/08/2017 (Vote 9-8; RC)
Minority Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate
March 8, 2017 FLAM # 2017-0681h (Rep. J. MacKay): AA VV 03/08/2017 HJ 9 P. 126
March 8, 2017 Ought to Pass with Amendment 0681h: MA RC 302-46 03/08/2017 HJ 9 P. 126
March 9, 2017 Introduced 03/09/2017 and Referred to Health and Human Services; SJ 9
April 11, 2017 Hearing: 04/11/2017, Room 101, LOB, 01:15 pm; SC 18
April 20, 2017 Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2017-1378s, 04/20/2017; SC 19
April 20, 2017 Committee Amendment # 2017-1378s, AA, VV; 04/20/2017; SJ 14
April 20, 2017 Sen. Bradley Moved Laid on Table, MA, VV; 04/20/2017; SJ 14
April 20, 2017 Pending Motion, Ought to Pass with Amendment #2017-1378s; 04/20/2017; SJ 14
April 20, 2017 Sen. Bradley Moved to Remove From Table, MA, VV; 04/20/2017; SJ 14
April 20, 2017 Sen. Bradley Moved to refer HB 160 back to Health and Human Services, MA, VV; 04/20/2017; SJ 14
May 11, 2017 Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2017-1631s, 05/11/2017; SC 22
May 11, 2017 Committee Amendment # 2017-1631s, AA, VV; 05/11/2017; SJ 16
May 11, 2017 Ought to Pass with Amendment 2017-1631s, MA, VV; OT3rdg; 05/11/2017; SJ 16
June 1, 2017 House Concurs with Senate Amendment 1631s (Rep. Kotowski): MA VV 06/01/2017 HJ 17 P. 2
June 8, 2017 Enrolled (In recess 06/08/2017); SJ 20
June 8, 2017 Enrolled 06/08/2017 HJ 18 P. 9
June 28, 2017 Signed by Governor Sununu 06/28/2017; Chapter 158; eff. 08/27/17