HB 63 (Moody) Support To be voted on in in the House of Representatives today. Bill reduces penalty for possession of one ounce or less of marijuana. Has strong support from over 40 members of the House.
HB 335 (Dutton) Support Committee report sent to Calendars Committee on April 24, 2019. This bill is similar to HB 63 in reducing penalties for small amounts of marijuana.
HB 3703 (Klick,et al) Support Reported favorably out of committee on April 24, 2019.
April 4, 2019
Testimony was heard on April 1, 2019 for each of the bills listed below. The League of Women Voters of Texas registered in support of each bill on the day of committee hearing. All are left pending committee.
March 28, 2019
A hearing is scheduled April 1,2019 by the Criminal Prudence Committee for the following bills related to reducing penalties possession of marihuana. LWV-TX supports each one.
HB 335 ( Dutton), HB 371 (Allen), HB 753 (Wu), HB 1206 (Cole), HB 2518 (Toth).
March 11, 2019
HB 63 (Moody,et al.) Support Hearing was held March 4, 2019. Left pending in committee.
The League of Women Voters of Texas registered in support of this bill.
HB 63 Moody,Hunter,Miller, Pacheo, A hearing is scheduled on March 4, 2019 at 2:00 P. M. Recommend registering in support of this bill The bill has a provision to reduce penalty for possession of one ounce or less of marihuana to a civil penalty not to exceed $250.00. Note the additional sponsors of the bill.
February 21, 2019 All of the following bills a now in their respective committees
HB 63 (Moody) HB 335 (Dutton) Support Bills to reduce penalty for possession of small amounts of marihuana are in Criminal Jurisprudence Committee
HB 209 (Reynolds, Beckley and Cole) Support Relates to medical use of marrihuana and HJR 21(Reynolds) Support proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize and regulate the possession,cultivation and sale of cannabis for medical use are now in Public Health Committee
No activity at the present under Drug Laws.
House bills related to Drug Laws are still waiting assignment to committee.
January 15, 2019
Drug Laws and Policies
There is increased interest by state legislators for access and use of marijuana for medical use.
Legislative bills have also been filed to reduce penalties for possession of small amounts of marijuana.
HB 63 (Moody) Possession of less than one ounce does not commit an offense, liable for civil penalty not to exceed $250.
HB 335 (Dutton) Relating to the penalties of one ounce or less of marijuana and eligible for placement on community supervision service or a deferred adjudication community service for that offense.
SB 90 (Menendez) Relating to authorizing the possession, use, cultivation,distribution, transportation and delivery of medical cannabis for medical use by qualifying patients with certain debilitating medical conditions and licensing of dispensing organizations and testing facilities;authorizing fees.
HB 209 (Reynolds) Relating to medical use of marihuana providing an affirmative defense to prosecution of marijuana.
HJR 21 (Reynolds) A resolution to amend the constitution to authorize and regulate cultivation and sale of cannabis for medical use.