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HB 492 - Authorizes the Recreational Use of Marijuana - New Hampshire Key Vote

Candace Bouchard voted Yea (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - "Inexpedient to Legislate" Vote Passed (House) (192-140) - (Key vote)
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Title: Authorizes the Recreational Use of Marijuana

Vote Result
Yea Votes
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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote on a motion to declare a bill inexpedient to legislate that authorizes the recreational use of marijuana, effective July 1, 2014.

Highlights:
  • Authorizes an individual 21 years of age or older to possess, consume, use, display, obtain, purchase, or transport marijuana accessories or marijuana in the amount of 1 ounce or less, including up to 5 grams of hashish (Sec. 2).
  • Prohibits an individual 21 years of age or older from personal marijuana cultivation unless the following requirements are met (Sec. 2):
    • Plants are grown in an area not subject to public view;
    • Plants are reasonable secure from unauthorized access; and
    • Plants are only grown on property the cultivator legally owns, leases, or controls or with consent of the legal property owner.
  • Classifies that a violation of the personal marijuana cultivation requirements as outlined by this bill will result in a fine of no more than $750 (Sec. 2). 
  • Prohibits an individual from smoking marijuana in a public place (Sec. 2).
  • Classifies that a violation of the public smoking prohibition as outlined in this bill will result in a fine of no more than $100 (Sec. 2).
  • Authorizes the lawful operation of marijuana-related facilities if undertaken by an individual 21 years of age or older with a valid operating license (Sec. 2). 
  • Establishes a tax on marijuana sold or transferred from a “marijuana cultivation facility” to a product manufacturing facility or a “retail marijuana store” at a rate of $30 per ounce (Sec. 3).
  • Establishes a tax on marijuana sold or transferred from a “retail marijuana store” at a rate of 15 percent (Sec. 3).
  • Requires the Department of Revenue Administration to adopt procedures for the issuance, renewal, suspension, and revocation of a license to operate a “marijuana establishment” (Sec. 3). 
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (170-162) - (Key vote)
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Title: Authorizes the Recreational Use of Marijuana

Vote Result
Yea Votes
Nay Votes
Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that authorizes the recreational use of marijuana, effective July 1, 2014.

Highlights:
  • Authorizes an individual 21 years of age or older to possess, consume, use, display, obtain, purchase, or transport marijuana accessories or marijuana in the amount of 1 ounce or less, including up to 5 grams of hashish (Sec. 2).
  • Prohibits an individual 21 years of age or older from personal marijuana cultivation unless the following requirements are met (Sec. 2):
    • Plants are grown in an area not subject to public view;
    • Plants are reasonable secure from unauthorized access; and
    • Plants are only grown on property the cultivator legally owns, leases, or controls or with consent of the legal property owner.
  • Classifies that a violation of the personal marijuana cultivation requirements as outlined by this bill will result in a fine of no more than $750 (Sec. 2). 
  • Prohibits an individual from smoking marijuana in a public place (Sec. 2).
  • Classifies that a violation of the public smoking prohibition as outlined in this bill will result in a fine of no more than $100 (Sec. 2).
  • Authorizes the lawful operation of marijuana-related facilities if undertaken by an individual 21 years of age or older with a valid operating license (Sec. 2). 
  • Establishes a tax on marijuana sold or transferred from a “marijuana cultivation facility” to a product manufacturing facility or a “retail marijuana store” at a rate of $30 per ounce (Sec. 3).
  • Establishes a tax on marijuana sold or transferred from a “retail marijuana store” at a rate of 15 percent (Sec. 3).
  • Requires the Department of Revenue Administration to adopt procedures for the issuance, renewal, suspension, and revocation of a license to operate a “marijuana establishment” (Sec. 3). 
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Authorizes the Recreational Use of Marijuana

Sponsors

  • Steve Vaillancourt (NH - R) (Out Of Office)

Co-sponsors

  • George Lambert (NH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Timothy N. 'Tim' Robertson (NH - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Mark Warden (NH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Joel F. Winters (NH - D) (Out Of Office)
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