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Titles (5)

Short Titles

Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Reported to House

MORE Act of 2019
Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement Act of 2019

Short Titles as Introduced

MORE Act of 2019
Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement Act of 2019

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To decriminalize and deschedule cannabis, to provide for reinvestment in certain persons adversely impacted by the War on Drugs, to provide for expungement of certain cannabis offenses, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (9)

Date Actions Overview
11/27/2020Committee on Oversight and Reform discharged.
11/27/2020Committee on Natural Resources discharged.
11/27/2020Committee on Small Business discharged.
11/27/2020Committee on Ways and Means discharged.
11/27/2020Committee on Education and Labor discharged.
11/27/2020Committee on Agriculture discharged.
11/27/2020Committee on Energy and Commerce discharged.
11/27/2020Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Judiciary. H. Rept. 116-604, Part I.
07/23/2019Introduced in House

All Actions (25)

Date All Actions
12/02/2020-3:18pmRules Committee Resolution H. Res. 1244 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 3884 with 1 hour of general debate. Motion to recommit with or without instructions allowed. Bill is closed to amendments. The resolution provides that an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 116-67, modified by the amendment printed in the Rules Committee report, shall be considered as adopted.
Action By: House of Representatives
11/27/2020Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 497.
Action By: House of Representatives
11/27/2020Committee on Oversight and Reform discharged.
Action By: House of Representatives
11/27/2020Committee on Natural Resources discharged.
Action By: House of Representatives
11/27/2020Committee on Small Business discharged.
Action By: House of Representatives
11/27/2020Committee on Ways and Means discharged.
Action By: House of Representatives
11/27/2020Committee on Education and Labor discharged.
Action By: House of Representatives
11/27/2020Committee on Agriculture discharged.
Action By: House of Representatives
11/27/2020Committee on Energy and Commerce discharged.
Action By: House of Representatives
11/27/2020Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Judiciary. H. Rept. 116-604, Part I.
11/21/2019Ordered to be Reported (Amended).
Action By: Committee on the Judiciary
11/21/2019Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Action By: Committee on the Judiciary
11/19/2019Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security Discharged.
08/12/2019Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security.
Action By: Committee on the Judiciary
08/07/2019Referred to the Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands.
Action By: Committee on Natural Resources
07/24/2019Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
Action By: Committee on Energy and Commerce
07/23/2019Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committees on Energy and Commerce, Agriculture, Education and Labor, Ways and Means, Small Business, Natural Resources, and Oversight and Reform, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
07/23/2019Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committees on Energy and Commerce, Agriculture, Education and Labor, Ways and Means, Small Business, Natural Resources, and Oversight and Reform, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
07/23/2019Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committees on Energy and Commerce, Agriculture, Education and Labor, Ways and Means, Small Business, Natural Resources, and Oversight and Reform, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
07/23/2019Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committees on Energy and Commerce, Agriculture, Education and Labor, Ways and Means, Small Business, Natural Resources, and Oversight and Reform, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
07/23/2019Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committees on Energy and Commerce, Agriculture, Education and Labor, Ways and Means, Small Business, Natural Resources, and Oversight and Reform, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
07/23/2019Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committees on Energy and Commerce, Agriculture, Education and Labor, Ways and Means, Small Business, Natural Resources, and Oversight and Reform, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
07/23/2019Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committees on Energy and Commerce, Agriculture, Education and Labor, Ways and Means, Small Business, Natural Resources, and Oversight and Reform, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
07/23/2019Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committees on Energy and Commerce, Agriculture, Education and Labor, Ways and Means, Small Business, Natural Resources, and Oversight and Reform, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
07/23/2019Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (120)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Lee, Barbara [D-CA-13]* 07/23/2019
Rep. Blumenauer, Earl [D-OR-3]* 07/23/2019
Rep. Jeffries, Hakeem S. [D-NY-8]* 07/23/2019
Rep. Velazquez, Nydia M. [D-NY-7]* 07/23/2019
Rep. Gaetz, Matt [R-FL-1]* 07/23/2019
Rep. Cicilline, David N. [D-RI-1]* 07/23/2019
Rep. Cohen, Steve [D-TN-9]* 07/23/2019
Rep. Correa, J. Luis [D-CA-46]* 07/23/2019
Rep. Dean, Madeleine [D-PA-4]* 07/23/2019
Rep. Deutch, Theodore E. [D-FL-22]* 07/23/2019
Rep. Escobar, Veronica [D-TX-16]* 07/23/2019
Rep. Jackson Lee, Sheila [D-TX-18]* 07/23/2019
Rep. Jayapal, Pramila [D-WA-7]* 07/23/2019
Rep. Johnson, Henry C. "Hank," Jr. [D-GA-4]* 07/23/2019
Rep. Lieu, Ted [D-CA-33]* 07/23/2019
Rep. Lofgren, Zoe [D-CA-19]* 07/23/2019
Rep. Raskin, Jamie [D-MD-8]* 07/23/2019
Rep. Swalwell, Eric [D-CA-15]* 07/23/2019
Rep. Evans, Dwight [D-PA-3]* 07/23/2019
Rep. Gabbard, Tulsi [D-HI-2]* 07/23/2019
Rep. Haaland, Debra A. [D-NM-1]* 07/23/2019
Rep. Huffman, Jared [D-CA-2]* 07/23/2019
Rep. Khanna, Ro [D-CA-17]* 07/23/2019
Rep. McGovern, James P. [D-MA-2]* 07/23/2019
Rep. Norton, Eleanor Holmes [D-DC-At Large]* 07/23/2019
Rep. Perlmutter, Ed [D-CO-7]* 07/23/2019
Rep. Pressley, Ayanna [D-MA-7]* 07/23/2019
Rep. Waters, Maxine [D-CA-43]* 07/23/2019
Rep. Watson Coleman, Bonnie [D-NJ-12]* 07/23/2019
Rep. Scanlon, Mary Gay [D-PA-5] 07/24/2019
Rep. Horsford, Steven [D-NV-4] 07/30/2019
Rep. Schakowsky, Janice D. [D-IL-9] 07/30/2019
Rep. DeFazio, Peter A. [D-OR-4] 08/02/2019
Rep. Luria, Elaine G. [D-VA-2] 08/16/2019
Rep. Neguse, Joe [D-CO-2] 08/16/2019
Rep. Espaillat, Adriano [D-NY-13] 09/06/2019
Rep. Gallego, Ruben [D-AZ-7] 09/06/2019
Rep. Grijalva, Raul M. [D-AZ-3] 09/11/2019
Rep. Pocan, Mark [D-WI-2] 09/11/2019
Rep. Lujan, Ben Ray [D-NM-3] 09/17/2019
Rep. Pingree, Chellie [D-ME-1] 09/17/2019
Rep. Titus, Dina [D-NV-1] 09/19/2019
Rep. Morelle, Joseph D. [D-NY-25] 09/24/2019
Rep. Meeks, Gregory W. [D-NY-5] 10/04/2019
Rep. Carbajal, Salud O. [D-CA-24] 10/04/2019
Rep. Tlaib, Rashida [D-MI-13] 10/04/2019
Rep. Rush, Bobby L. [D-IL-1] 10/08/2019
Rep. Clay, Wm. Lacy [D-MO-1] 10/11/2019
Rep. Heck, Denny [D-WA-10] 10/17/2019
Rep. Garcia, Jesus G. "Chuy" [D-IL-4] 10/28/2019
Rep. Cardenas, Tony [D-CA-29] 10/30/2019
Rep. Davis, Danny K. [D-IL-7] 10/30/2019
Rep. DelBene, Suzan K. [D-WA-1] 11/08/2019
Rep. Sherman, Brad [D-CA-30] 11/14/2019
Rep. Soto, Darren [D-FL-9] 11/15/2019
Rep. Levin, Andy [D-MI-9] 11/19/2019
Rep. Hastings, Alcee L. [D-FL-20] 11/19/2019
Rep. Kelly, Robin L. [D-IL-2] 11/21/2019
Rep. Wilson, Frederica S. [D-FL-24] 11/22/2019
Rep. Doggett, Lloyd [D-TX-35] 11/22/2019
Rep. Thompson, Bennie G. [D-MS-2] 11/22/2019
Rep. Beyer, Donald S., Jr. [D-VA-8] 11/22/2019
Rep. Fudge, Marcia L. [D-OH-11] 11/22/2019
Rep. Boyle, Brendan F. [D-PA-2] 11/22/2019
Rep. Lowenthal, Alan S. [D-CA-47] 12/05/2019
Rep. Foster, Bill [D-IL-11] 01/07/2020
Rep. Kennedy, Joseph P., III [D-MA-4] 01/08/2020
Rep. Meng, Grace [D-NY-6] 01/15/2020
Rep. DeGette, Diana [D-CO-1] 01/24/2020
Rep. Panetta, Jimmy [D-CA-20] 02/04/2020
Rep. Lawrence, Brenda L. [D-MI-14] 03/02/2020
Rep. Engel, Eliot L. [D-NY-16] 03/10/2020
Rep. Trone, David J. [D-MD-6] 03/12/2020
Rep. Doyle, Michael F. [D-PA-18] 05/15/2020
Rep. Craig, Angie [D-MN-2] 06/24/2020
Rep. Rice, Kathleen M. [D-NY-4] 07/01/2020
Rep. Clarke, Yvette D. [D-NY-9] 07/24/2020
Rep. Blunt Rochester, Lisa [D-DE-At Large] 07/24/2020
Rep. Phillips, Dean [D-MN-3] 07/31/2020
Rep. Porter, Katie [D-CA-45] 08/04/2020
Rep. Clark, Katherine M. [D-MA-5] 08/07/2020
Rep. Omar, Ilhan [D-MN-5] 08/11/2020
Rep. Welch, Peter [D-VT-At Large] 08/11/2020
Rep. Cox, TJ [D-CA-21] 08/14/2020
Rep. Speier, Jackie [D-CA-14] 08/14/2020
Rep. Kirkpatrick, Ann [D-AZ-2] 08/14/2020
Rep. Payne, Donald M., Jr. [D-NJ-10] 08/14/2020
Rep. Larson, John B. [D-CT-1] 09/01/2020
Rep. Hayes, Jahana [D-CT-5] 09/01/2020
Rep. Brown, Anthony G. [D-MD-4] 09/01/2020
Rep. Courtney, Joe [D-CT-2] 09/01/2020
Rep. Maloney, Carolyn B. [D-NY-12] 09/01/2020
Rep. Trahan, Lori [D-MA-3] 09/01/2020
Rep. Moulton, Seth [D-MA-6] 09/04/2020
Rep. Crist, Charlie [D-FL-13] 09/04/2020
Rep. Gonzalez, Vicente [D-TX-15] 09/04/2020
Rep. Yarmuth, John A. [D-KY-3] 09/04/2020
Rep. Kildee, Daniel T. [D-MI-5] 09/04/2020
Rep. Scott, Robert C. "Bobby" [D-VA-3] 09/04/2020
Rep. Levin, Mike [D-CA-49] 09/11/2020
Rep. Connolly, Gerald E. [D-VA-11] 09/11/2020
Rep. Price, David E. [D-NC-4] 09/11/2020
Rep. Gomez, Jimmy [D-CA-34] 09/11/2020
Rep. Davids, Sharice [D-KS-3] 09/11/2020
Rep. Ocasio-Cortez, Alexandria [D-NY-14] 09/11/2020
Rep. Torres, Norma J. [D-CA-35] 09/11/2020
Rep. Scott, David [D-GA-13] 09/11/2020
Rep. Brownley, Julia [D-CA-26] 09/11/2020
Rep. San Nicolas, Michael F. Q. [D-GU-At Large] 09/15/2020
Rep. Castor, Kathy [D-FL-14] 09/15/2020
Rep. Crow, Jason [D-CO-6] 09/15/2020
Rep. Bonamici, Suzanne [D-OR-1] 09/17/2020
Rep. Castro, Joaquin [D-TX-20] 09/18/2020
Rep. DeLauro, Rosa L. [D-CT-3] 09/22/2020
Rep. Takano, Mark [D-CA-41] 10/01/2020
Rep. Aguilar, Pete [D-CA-31] 10/06/2020
Rep. Adams, Alma S. [D-NC-12] 10/20/2020
Rep. McCollum, Betty [D-MN-4] 10/23/2020
Rep. Veasey, Marc A. [D-TX-33] 11/19/2020
Rep. Butterfield, G. K. [D-NC-1] 11/19/2020

Committees (8)

Committees, subcommittees and links to reports associated with this bill are listed here, as well as the nature and date of committee activity and Congressional report number.

Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Judiciary07/23/2019 Referred to
11/21/2019 Markup by
11/27/2020 Reported by H. Rept. 116-604
House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security08/12/2019 Referred to
11/19/2019 Discharged from
House Energy and Commerce07/23/2019 Referred to
11/27/2020 Discharged from
House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health07/24/2019 Referred to
House Agriculture07/23/2019 Referred to
11/27/2020 Discharged from
House Education and Labor07/23/2019 Referred to
11/27/2020 Discharged from
House Ways and Means07/23/2019 Referred to
11/27/2020 Discharged from
House Small Business07/23/2019 Referred to
11/27/2020 Discharged from
House Natural Resources07/23/2019 Referred to
11/27/2020 Discharged from
House Natural Resources Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands08/07/2019 Referred to
House Oversight and Reform07/23/2019 Referred to
11/27/2020 Discharged from

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Latest Summary (2)

There are 2 summaries for H.R.3884. View summaries

Shown Here:
Reported to House, Part I (11/27/2020)

Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement Act of 2019 or the MORE Act of 2019

This bill decriminalizes marijuana.

Specifically, it removes marijuana from the list of scheduled substances under the Controlled Substances Act and eliminates criminal penalties for an individual who manufactures, distributes, or possesses marijuana.

The bill also makes other changes, including the following:

  • replaces statutory references to marijuana and marihuana with cannabis,
  • requires the Bureau of Labor Statistics to regularly publish demographic data on cannabis business owners and employees,
  • establishes a trust fund to support various programs and services for individuals and businesses in communities impacted by the war on drugs,
  • imposes a 5% tax on cannabis products and requires revenues to be deposited into the trust fund,
  • makes Small Business Administration loans and services available to entities that are cannabis-related legitimate businesses or service providers,
  • prohibits the denial of federal public benefits to a person on the basis of certain cannabis-related conduct or convictions,
  • prohibits the denial of benefits and protections under immigration laws on the basis of a cannabis-related event (e.g., conduct or a conviction),
  • establishes a process to expunge convictions and conduct sentencing review hearings related to federal cannabis offenses, and
  • directs the Government Accountability Office to study the societal impact of cannabis legalization.