HB1295 (2024) Detail

Relative to penalties for criminal violations of the therapeutic use of cannabis.


HB 1295-FN - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2024 SESSION

24-2185

09/10

 

HOUSE BILL 1295-FN

 

AN ACT relative to penalties for criminal violations of the therapeutic use of cannabis.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Vail, Hills. 6; Rep. M. Perez, Hills. 43; Rep. A. Murray, Hills. 20; Rep. Seibert, Hills. 21; Rep. Newell, Ches. 4; Rep. W. Thomas, Hills. 12; Rep. H. Howard, Straf. 4

 

COMMITTEE: Criminal Justice and Public Safety

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill amends the penalty for the unauthorized sale of cannabis by a qualifying patient or designated caregiver.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

24-2185

09/10

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty Four

 

AN ACT relative to penalties for criminal violations of the therapeutic use of cannabis.

 

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

 

1  Use of Cannabis for Therapeutic Purposes; Prohibitions and Limitations on the Therapeutic Use of Cannabis.  Amend RSA 126-X:3, VI to read as follows:

VI. Any qualifying patient or designated caregiver who sells cannabis to another person who is not a qualifying patient or designated caregiver under this chapter shall be subject to the criminal penalties specified in RSA 318-B:26[, IX-a,] and shall have his or her registry identification card revoked[, and shall be subject to other penalties as provided in RSA 318-B:26].

2  Repeal.  RSA 318-B:26, IX-a, relative to penalties for the sale of cannabis to a person who is not a qualifying patient or designated caregiver, is repealed.

3  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect January 1, 2025.

 

LBA

24-2185

11/27/23

 

HB 1295-FN- FISCAL NOTE

AS INTRODUCED

 

AN ACT relative to penalties for criminal violations of the therapeutic use of cannabis.

 

FISCAL IMPACT:         [ X ] State              [ X ] County               [ X ] Local              [    ] None

 

 

Estimated State Impact - Increase / (Decrease)

 

FY 2024

FY 2025

FY 2026

FY 2027

Revenue

$0

$0

$0

$0

Revenue Fund

 

Expenditures

Indeterminable

Funding Source

General Fund

Appropriations

$0

$0

$0

$0

Funding Source

None

 

 

Estimated Political Subdivision Impact - Increase / (Decrease)

 

FY 2024

FY 2025

FY 2026

FY 2027

County Revenue

$0

$0

$0

$0

County Expenditures

Indeterminable

Local Revenue

$0

$0

$0

$0

Local Expenditures

Indeterminable

 

METHODOLOGY:

This bill adds, deletes, or modifies a criminal penalty, or changes statute to which there is a penalty for violation. Therefore, this bill may have an impact on the judicial and correctional systems, which could affect prosecution, incarceration, probation, and parole costs, for the state, as well as county and local governments. A summary of such costs can be found at: https://gencourt.state.nh.us/lba/Budget/FiscalNotes/JudicialCorrectionalCosts.pdf.

 

AGENCIES CONTACTED:

Judicial Branch, Judicial Council, Department of Justice, Department of Corrections, New Hampshire Association of Counties, and New Hampshire Municipal Association

 

Links


Date Body Type
Feb. 7, 2024 House Hearing
Feb. 7, 2024 House Exec Session
Feb. 7, 2024 House Floor Vote
April 25, 2024 Senate Hearing

Bill Text Revisions

HB1295 Revision: 39803 Date: Dec. 6, 2023, 12:44 p.m.

Docket


May 9, 2024: Refer to Interim Study, MA, VV; 05/15/2024; SJ 12


May 9, 2024: Committee Report: Referred to Interim Study, 05/16/2024; Vote 5-0; CC; SC 19


April 18, 2024: Hearing: 04/25/2024, Room 100, SH, 01:00 pm; SC 16


March 6, 2024: Introduced 02/21/2024 and Referred to Judiciary; SJ 6


Feb. 22, 2024: Ought to Pass: MA VV 02/22/2024 HJ 6


Feb. 13, 2024: Committee Report: Ought to Pass 02/07/2024 (Vote 16-0; CC)


Feb. 12, 2024: Executive Session: 02/07/2024 10:00 am LOB 202-204


Jan. 30, 2024: Public Hearing: 02/07/2024 10:00 am LOB 202-204


Dec. 6, 2023: Introduced 01/03/2024 and referred to Criminal Justice and Public Safety HJ 1