HB 81 (Support): Rep. Moody has proposed making possession of one ounce or less of marijuana a ticket rather than an offense subject to automatic arrest. Marijuana arrests in Texas have disproportionately impacted black people statewide and at astoundingly high rates in certain counties. This proposal would:

  • Focus law enforcement on real criminals,
  • take a first step toward ending the racially disproportionate enforcement of marijuana laws, and
  • ensure that youthful mistakes don’t lead to an arrest record.

Authors

State Rep. Joseph "Joe" Moody (D-El Paso)

Status

Out of House Committee

Session

85

Bill number

HB 81

Position

Support

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