H.R.1455 - REFER Act of 2019116th Congress (2019-2020)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Lee, Barbara [D-CA-13] (Introduced 02/28/2019)|
|Committees:||House - Judiciary; Financial Services; Energy and Commerce|
|Latest Action:||House - 04/08/2019 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.1455 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (02/28/2019)
Restraining Excessive Federal Enforcement & Regulations of Cannabis Act of 2019 or the REFER Act of 2019
This bill limits restrictions on and penalties for certain cannabis-related activities that are authorized by state or local law (i.e., state-authorized).
Specifically, the bill prohibits the use of funds made available by Congress to a federal department or agency
- to restrict the state-authorized use, distribution, possession, or cultivation of cannabis;
- to detain, prosecute, sentence, or initiate civil proceedings against an individual, business, or property involved in state-authorized cannabis-related activities; or
- to penalize a financial institution for providing financial services to a business engaged in state-authorized cannabis-related activities.