Text: H.R.2071 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)

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116th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 2071


To amend title 18, United States Code, with respect to the sale, purchase, shipment, receipt, or possession of a firearm or ammunition by a user of medical marijuana, and for other purposes.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

April 3, 2019

Mr. Mooney of West Virginia introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary


A BILL

To amend title 18, United States Code, with respect to the sale, purchase, shipment, receipt, or possession of a firearm or ammunition by a user of medical marijuana, 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 “Second Amendment Protection Act”.

SEC. 2. Exemptions for medical marihauna use from grounds for firearm and ammunition prohibitions.

(a) Exemption for medical marihuana.—Section 922 of title 18, United States Code, is amended—

(1) in subsection (d)(3), by inserting before the semicolon the following: “(except that an individual shall not be treated as an unlawful user of or addicted to any controlled substance based on the individual using marihuana for a medical purpose in accordance with State law)”; and

(2) in subsection (g)(3), by inserting before the semicolon the following: “(except that an individual shall not be treated as an unlawful user of or addicted to any controlled substance based on the individual using marihuana for a medical purpose in accordance with State law)”.

(b) Effective date.—The amendments made by this section shall take effect 90 days after the date of enactment of this Act.