WEST virginia Legislature
2018 regular session
House Bill 4147
By Delegates Pushkin, Sponaugle, Fluharty, Dean, Wilson, Folk, Paynter, Byrd, Robinson, McGeehan and Hornbuckle
[Introduced January 16,
to the Committee on Health and Human Resources then the Judiciary.]
A BILL to amend and reenact §16A-16-1 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to authorizing the earlier issuance of identification cards to approved medical marijuana consumers and caregivers.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
ARTICLE 16. effective date.
§16A-16-1. Effective date.
(a) Unless excepted in
subsection (b) or (c), the provisions of this
act shall be chapter are
effective upon passage.
(b) The provisions of §16A-12-1
et seq. of this code, and any other criminal provisions or penalties
contained in this
act, shall not be chapter are not effective
until ninety days from passage of Senate Bill 386 during the 2017 regular
(c) Notwithstanding any
provision of this chapter to the contrary,
no identification cards may not
be issued to patients until July 1, 2019 2018. The bureau may
take sufficient steps through rule to implement the preliminary provisions in
preparation for implementation of the provisions of this act chapter.
NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to move up one year the date the state can issue physician approve identification cards to medical marijuana patients and their caregivers.
Strike-throughs indicate language that would be stricken from a heading or the present law and underscoring indicates new language that would be added.