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Titles (7)

Short Titles

Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Passed House

MORE Act of 2020
Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement Act of 2020

Short Title(s) as Reported to House

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

Short Title(s) 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 (10)

Date Actions Overview
12/04/2020Passed/agreed to in House: On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 228 - 164 (Roll no. 235).(text of amendment in the nature of a substitute: CR H6819-6827)
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 (41)

Date Chamber All Actions
12/07/2020SenateReceived in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
12/04/2020-1:10pmHouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
12/04/2020-1:10pmHouseOn passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 228 - 164 (Roll no. 235). (text of amendment in the nature of a substitute: CR H6819-6827)
12/04/2020-12:19pmHouseOn motion to recommit with instructions Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 174 - 218, 1 Present (Roll no. 234).
12/04/2020-11:32amHouseConsidered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H6841-6842)
12/04/2020-10:36amHousePOSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Lesko motion to recommit with instructions, the Chair put the question on the motion and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mrs. Lesko demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the motion to recommit until a time to be announced.
12/04/2020-10:36amHouseThe previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
12/04/2020-10:29amHouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Lesko motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the bill to be reported back to the House with an amendment to add language to the bill authorizing employers to test an employee or applicant for cannabis use.
12/04/2020-10:26amHouseMrs. Lesko moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on the Judiciary. (text: CR H6839)
12/04/2020-9:17amHouseThe previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
12/04/2020-9:17amHouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 3884.
12/04/2020-9:16amHouseRule 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.
12/04/2020-9:15amHouseConsidered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 1244. (consideration: CR H6819-6840)
12/03/2020-9:19pmHouseRule H. Res. 1244 passed House.
12/02/2020-3:18pmHouseRules 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.
11/27/2020HousePlaced on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 497.
11/27/2020HouseCommittee on Oversight and Reform discharged.
11/27/2020HouseCommittee on Natural Resources discharged.
11/27/2020HouseCommittee on Small Business discharged.
11/27/2020HouseCommittee on Ways and Means discharged.
11/27/2020HouseCommittee on Education and Labor discharged.
11/27/2020HouseCommittee on Agriculture discharged.
11/27/2020HouseCommittee on Energy and Commerce discharged.
11/27/2020HouseReported (Amended) by the Committee on Judiciary. H. Rept. 116-604, Part I.
11/21/2019HouseOrdered to be Reported (Amended).
Action By: Committee on the Judiciary
11/21/2019HouseCommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Action By: Committee on the Judiciary
11/19/2019HouseSubcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security Discharged.
08/12/2019HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security.
Action By: Committee on the Judiciary
08/07/2019HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands.
Action By: Committee on Natural Resources
07/24/2019HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Health.
Action By: Committee on Energy and Commerce
07/23/2019HouseReferred 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.
07/23/2019HouseReferred 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.
07/23/2019HouseReferred 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.
07/23/2019HouseReferred 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.
07/23/2019HouseReferred 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.
07/23/2019HouseReferred 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.
07/23/2019HouseReferred 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.
07/23/2019HouseReferred 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.
07/23/2019HouseIntroduced in House

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 (9)

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 Related Documents
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
Senate Finance12/07/2020 Referred to

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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.