HB215 (2017) Detail

Establishing a commission to study the legalization, regulation, and taxation of marijuana.


CHAPTER 235

HB 215 - FINAL VERSION

 

05/31/2017   1978s

22Jun2017... 2343CofC

2017 SESSION

17-0210

04/03

 

HOUSE BILL 215

 

AN ACT establishing a commission to study the legalization, regulation, and taxation of marijuana.

 

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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ANALYSIS

 

This bill establishes a commission to study the legalization, regulation, and taxation of marijuana.  

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

05/31/2017   1978s

22Jun2017... 2343-CofC 17-0210

04/03

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Seventeen

 

AN ACT establishing a commission to study the legalization, regulation, and taxation of marijuana.

 

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

 

235:1  New Subdivision; Commission to Study the Legalization, Regulation, and Taxation of Marijuana.  Amend RSA 318-B by inserting after section 42 the following new subdivision:

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.

235:2  Repeal.  RSA 318-B:43, relative to a commission to study the legalization, regulation, and taxation of marijuana, is repealed.

235:3  Effective Date.

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

Effective Date:

I. Section 2 effective November 2, 2018

II. Remainder effective July 18, 2017

Links

HB215 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type
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

Bill Text Revisions

HB215 Revision: 884 Date: July 20, 2017, 10:13 a.m.
HB215 Revision: 885 Date: June 23, 2017, 9:12 a.m.
HB215 Revision: 886 Date: June 2, 2017, 8:53 a.m.
HB215 Revision: 887 Date: Jan. 30, 2017, 12:03 p.m.

Docket

Date Status
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