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2014 Senate Bill 783: Ban medical marijuana use on property open to the public
  1. Introduced by Sen. Rick Jones (R) on February 12, 2014, to prohibit the possession or use of medical marijuana on any portion of private property that is open to the public, or where it is banned by the property owner.
    • Referred to the Senate Government Operations Committee on February 12, 2014.
      • Reported in the Senate on February 20, 2014, with the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
    • Substitute offered in the Senate on February 27, 2014. The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on February 27, 2014.
  2. Passed 31 to 7 in the Senate on March 4, 2014, to prohibit the possession or use of medical marijuana on any portion of private property that is open to the public, or where it is banned by the property owner. The bill would also permit a landlord to refuse to rent a residence to someone who uses medical marijuana on the property. Because the bill amends an initiated law adopted by the people, it requires a three-fourths supermajority vote in the Senate and House.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. Received in the House on March 4, 2014.
    • Referred to the House Judiciary Committee on March 4, 2014.
      • Reported in the House on December 11, 2014, with the recommendation that the following amendment be adopted and that the bill then pass.

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