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Criminal Law - Use or Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance - De Minimis Quantity

Sponsored by:

Delegate Morhaim


In the House - Unfavorable Report by Judiciary

Synopsis:Making certain violations relating to the use or possession of certain de minimis quantities of certain controlled dangerous substances a civil offense rather than a misdemeanor; applying penalties for a first or second finding of guilt involving the use or possession of less than 10 grams of marijuana to a first or second finding of guilt involving the use or possession of a de minimis quantity of certain controlled dangerous substances; etc.
Analysis:Fiscal and Policy Note
All Sponsors:Delegates Morhaim, Ali, Anderson, Barron, Barve, Carr, Cullison, Frick, Frush, Gibson, Gutierrez, Hayes, Hettleman, Korman, J. Lewis, Lierman, A. Miller, Moon, Morales, Platt, Robinson, Rosenberg, Sanchez, Sydnor, Tarlau, Turner, M. Washington, and K. Young
Additional Facts:Cross-filed with: SB0446
Introduced in a prior session as: HB0488 Session: 2017 Regular Session
Bill File Type: Regular
Effective Date(s): October 1, 2018
Judiciary  View Committee Hearing
Broad Subject(s):Criminal Law - Substantive Crimes
Narrow Subject(s):Citations
Controlled Dangerous Substances -see also- Drugs; Subst Abus
Crimes and Punishments -see also- Penalties and Sentnc; etc.
Fines -see also- Penalties and Sentences
Penalties and Sentences -see also- Death Penalty
Statutes:Article - Criminal Law
(5-601, 5-601.1)

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January 31, 2018 10:55 A.M.