NEW HAMPSHIRE GOVERNOR SIGNS HB 399 AND VETOES SB 88

NEW HAMPSHIRE Gov. Chris Sununu (R) signs HB 399, which allows anyone who convicted of possession of a small amount of weed before Sept. 16, 2017 to petition the court to have that conviction removed from their record. The governor conversely vetoes SB 88, which would have eliminated the requirement that a patient have at least a three-month relationship with a provider before being certified to receive medical marijuana (CONCORD MONITOR).

NEW JERSEY GOVERNOR SIGNS QUARTET OF GUN-RELATED BILLS

NEW JERSEY Gov. Phil Murphy (D) signs a quartet of gun-related bills, including SB 101, which will establish a state commission to approve smart guns – personalized firearms that can be fired only by authorized users – and requires retailers to offer personalized guns for sale as they become available, and AB 3896, which requires the attorney general and state health officials to establish a suicide prevention training course and informational materials for firearm retail dealers (NJ.COM, NEW JERSEY GOVERNOR’S OFFICE).