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H.R.3483: Protecting Individual Liberties and States' Rights Act

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This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about crime and law enforcement
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Sponsor Jared Polis, D-Colo.
Total Cosponsors 1 (All Republicans)
Introduced Nov. 14, 2013
Latest Major Action Jan. 9, 2014
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Bill Summary

Protecting Individual Liberties and States' Rights Act - Amends the federal criminal code to modify the definition of a "crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year" for purposes of firearms prohibitions to specifically exclude any offense pertaining to marijuana that occurs in a state if the conduct constituting the offense is lawful under the law of the state.

Provides that the prohibition against knowingly selling or otherwise disposing of a firearm or ammunition to any person who is an unlawful user of or addicted to a controlled substance, and the prohibition against such a person transporting, possessing, or receiving a firearm or ammunition in interstate or foreign commerce, shall not apply with respect to a sale or other disposition to, or the transportation, possession, or receipt by, a person if: (1) the controlled substance is marijuana, (2) the possession of marijuana is lawful under the law of the state, and (3) the person is a resident of ...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Jan. 9, 2014 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.
Nov. 14, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.