HB 215 - FINAL VERSION
HOUSE BILL 215
SPONSORS: Rep. Cushing, Rock. 21; Rep. John T. O'Connor, Rock. 6; Sen. Reagan, Dist 17; Sen. Feltes, Dist 15
COMMITTEE: Ways and Means
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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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.
22Jun2017... 2343-CofC 17-0210
STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Seventeen
Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:
Commission to Study the Legalization, Regulation, and Taxation of Marijuana
318-B:43 Commission to Study the Legalization, Regulation, and Taxation of Marijuana Established.
I. There is established a commission to study the legalization, regulation, and taxation of marijuana. The members of the commission shall be as follows:
(a) Four members of the house of representatives, appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives.
(b) Two members of the senate, appointed by the president of the senate.
(c) The attorney general, or designee.
(d) The commissioner of the department of safety, or designee.
(e) The commissioner of the department of health and human services, or designee.
(f) The commissioner of the department of revenue administration, or designee.
(g) The commissioner of the department of agriculture, markets, and food, or designee.
(h) The banking commissioner, or designee.
(i) A representative of the New Hampshire Bar Association, appointed by the association.
(j) A representative of the New Hampshire Association of Chiefs of Police, appointed by that organization.
(k) A representative of the New Hampshire Medical Society, appointed by that organization.
(l) A representative of New Futures, appointed by that organization.
(m) A representative of the public, appointed by the governor.
II. Legislative members of the commission shall receive mileage at the legislative rate when attending to the duties of the commission.
III. The commission shall examine the possible impacts of changing state policy to treat marijuana in a manner similar to the way the state deals with alcohol and shall study the legalization, regulation, and taxation of marijuana including the specific issues related to growing, selling, taxing, limiting use, advertising, promoting, and otherwise regulating marijuana and marijuana-infused edible products. The commission shall also study the experiences of New Hampshire and other states regarding the use of marijuana for medical purposes and for recreational purposes. The commission shall also study the experiences of states that have or are in the process of legalizing and regulating the recreational use of marijuana by adults, with particular attention to be given to the ways the changes in marijuana laws in Maine and Massachusetts, as well as Canada, impact our state. The commission shall study any other issue that the commission deems relevant to its objective. The commission may solicit the advice or testimony of any organization or individual with information or expertise relevant to its study.
IV. The members of the commission shall elect a chairperson from among the members. The first meeting of the commission shall be called by the first-named house member. The first meeting of the commission shall be held within 45 days of the effective date of this section. Eight members of the commission shall constitute a quorum.
V. The commission shall report its findings and any recommendations for proposed legislation to the speaker of the house of representatives, the president of the senate, the house clerk, the senate clerk, the governor, and the state library on or before November 1, 2018.
I. Section 2 of this act shall take effect November 2, 2018.
II. The remainder of this act shall take effect upon its passage.
Approved: July 18, 2017
I. Section 2 effective November 2, 2018
II. Remainder effective July 18, 2017
|Feb. 1, 2017||House||Hearing|
|Feb. 8, 2017||House||Exec Session|
|March 8, 2017||House||Floor Vote|
|April 11, 2017||Senate||Hearing|
|May 31, 2017||Senate||Floor Vote|
|June 15, 2017||Senate||Floor Vote|
|June 22, 2017||Senate||Floor Vote|
|June 22, 2017||House||Floor Vote|
|Jan. 4, 2017||Introduced 01/04/2017 and referred to Ways and Means HJ 2 P. 20|
|Feb. 1, 2017||Public Hearing: 02/01/2017 10:00 AM LOB 202|
|Feb. 8, 2017||Executive Session: 02/08/2017 LOB 202|
|March 8, 2017||Committee Report: Ought to Pass for 03/08/2017 (Vote 18-1; CC)|
|March 8, 2017||Ought to Pass: MA VV 03/08/2017 HJ 9 P. 49|
|March 9, 2017||Introduced 03/09/2017 and Referred to Judiciary; SJ 9|
|April 11, 2017||Hearing: 04/11/2017, Room 100, SH, 11:00 am; SC 18|
|May 31, 2017||Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2017-1978s, 05/31/2017; SC 25|
|May 31, 2017||Committee Amendment # 2017-1978s, AA, VV; 05/31/2017; SJ 18|
|May 31, 2017||Ought to Pass with Amendment 2017-1978s, RC 15Y-8N, MA; OT3rdg; 05/31/2017; SJ 18|
|June 8, 2017||House Non-Concurs with Senate Amendment 1978s and Requests CofC (Rep. Major): MA DV 232-77 06/08/2017 HJ 18 P. 2|
|June 8, 2017||Speaker Appoints: Reps. Abrami, Burns, Theberge, Walz 06/08/2017 HJ 18 P. 2|
|June 8, 2017||Sen. Carson Accedes to House Request for Committee of Conference, MA, VV; 06/08/2017; SJ 19|
|June 8, 2017||President Appoints: Senators Carson, Gannon, Lasky; 06/08/2017; SJ 19|
|June 14, 2017||Conference Committee Meeting: 06/14/2017 10:00 AM LOB 202|
|June 15, 2017||Conference Committee Report Filed, # 2017-2343c; 06/15/2017|
|June 22, 2017||Conference Committee Report # 2017-2343c, Adopted, VV; 06/22/2017; SJ 20|
|June 22, 2017||Conference Committee Report 2343c: Adopted, VV 06/22/2017 HJ 19 P. 21|
|June 22, 2017||Enrolled (In recess 06/22/2017); SJ 20|
|June 22, 2017||Enrolled 06/22/2017 HJ 19 P. 27|
|July 18, 2017||Signed by Governor Sununu 07/18/2017; Chapter 235; I. Sec. 2 eff. 11/2/2018 ; II. Rem. eff. 7/18/2017|