HB 1597

This analysis was prepared by non-partisan legislative staff for the use of legislative members in their deliberations. This analysis is not a part of the legislation nor does it constitute a statement of legislative intent.

As Reported by Senate Committee On:

Commerce & Labor, February 28, 2014

Title: An act relating to marijuana law technical corrections.

Brief Description: Making marijuana law technical corrections.

Sponsors: Representatives Goodman and Ryu.

Brief History: Passed House: 2/11/14, 98-0.

Committee Activity: Commerce & Labor: 2/21/14, 2/28/14 [DPA].


Majority Report: Do pass as amended.

Signed by Senators Holmquist Newbry, Chair; Braun, Vice Chair; Conway, Ranking Member; Hasegawa, Hewitt, King and Kohl-Welles.

Staff: Edith Rice (786-7444)

Background: The passage of Initiative 502 (I-502) legalized the recreational use of marijuana and created a comprehensive regulatory scheme that includes provisions regarding the following:

The last section of I-502 directed the Office of the Code Reviser to prepare a technical bill for the 2013 legislative session for the purpose of correcting statutory references in the Revised Code of Washington in order to make them consistent with the statutory changes brought about by the act.

Summary of Bill (Recommended Amendments): Several purely technical changes are made to the Revised Code of Washington in order to correct statutory citations and make them consistent with the statutory changes brought about by I-502.

EFFECT OF CHANGES MADE BY COMMERCE & LABOR COMMITTEE (Recommended Amendments): The correct version of the updated underlying statute was provided.

Appropriation: None.

Fiscal Note: Not requested.

Committee/Commission/Task Force Created: No.

Effective Date: Ninety days after adjournment of session in which bill is passed.

Staff Summary of Public Testimony: None.

Persons Testifying: No one.