Text: H.R.7275 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)

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115th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. R. 7275


To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to clarify the admissibility and deportability of aliens acting in accordance with State and foreign marijuana laws, and for other purposes.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

December 12, 2018

Mr. Blumenauer introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary


A BILL

To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to clarify the admissibility and deportability of aliens acting in accordance with State and foreign marijuana laws, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Maintaining Appropriate Protections for Legal Entry Act of 2018” or the “MAPLE Act of 2018”.

SEC. 2. Admissibility of aliens acting in accordance with State and foreign marijuana laws.

Section 212(a)(2) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1182(a)(2)) is amended—

(1) in subparagraph (A)(i)(II), by inserting after the comma at the end the following: “except in the case of a law or regulation of the United States related to marijuana, which conduct was lawful in the State, Indian Tribe, or foreign country in which the conduct occurred, or a law or regulation of a State, Indian Tribe, or foreign country related to marijuana, which conduct was subsequently made lawful under the law or regulation of such jurisdiction,”; and

(2) in subparagraph (C)(i), by inserting after “endeavored to do so” the following: “, except with respect to trafficking, sale, or distribution of marijuana if the conduct was lawful or subsequently made lawful in the State, Indian Tribe, or foreign country in which it occurred”.

SEC. 3. Deportability of aliens acting in accordance with State and foreign marijuana laws.

Section 237(a)(2)(B)(i) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1227(a)(2)(B)(i)) is amended by inserting after “marijuana” the following: “, an offense under a law or regulation of the United States related to marijuana, which conduct was lawful in the State, Indian Tribe, or foreign country in which the conduct occurred, or an offense under a law or regulation of a State, Indian Tribe, or foreign country related to marijuana, which conduct was subsequently made lawful under the law or regulation of such jurisdiction”.

SEC. 4. Aggravated felony.

Section 101(a)(43)(B) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(43)(B)) is amended by inserting before the semicolon at the end the following: “, except with respect to trafficking, sale, or distribution of marijuana if the conduct was lawful or subsequently made lawful in the State, Indian Tribe, or foreign country in which it occurred”.


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