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2015 Regular Session



Criminal Law - Drug Paraphernalia and Marijuana - Penalties

Sponsored by:

Delegate Anderson


In the Senate - Third Reading Passed with Amendments (44-3)

Synopsis:Altering the penalty for the possession or use of drug paraphernalia involving the use or possession of less than 10 grams of marijuana; making the use or possession of drug paraphernalia under specified circumstances a civil offense; establishing that a person who violates specified provisions of the Act may be issued a specified citation; prohibiting a person from smoking marijuana in specified areas; providing penalties for smoking marijuana in specified areas; etc.
Analysis:Fiscal and Policy Note (Revised)
All Sponsors:Delegates Anderson, Barron, Branch, Carr, Carter, Conaway, Cullison, Fennell, Fraser-Hidalgo, Gilchrist, Glenn, Gutierrez, Hayes, Hixson, Jackson, Kelly, Lierman, Luedtke, McCray, McIntosh, Moon, Morales, Oaks, Platt, Reznik, B. Robinson, Rosenberg, Smith, Turner, Valderrama, Vaughn, and M. Washington
Additional Facts:Bill File Type: Regular
Effective Date(s): October 1, 2015
Judiciary  View Committee HearingJudicial Proceedings  View Committee Hearing
Broad Subject(s):Criminal Law - Substantive Crimes
Narrow Subject(s):Citations
Civil Actions -see also- Small Claims
Controlled Dangerous Substances -see also- Drugs; Subst Abus
Courts -see also- Circuit; Appeals; District; Orphans'; etc.
Crimes and Punishments -see also- Penalties and Sentnc; etc.
District Courts
Education -see also- Driver Ed; Higher Ed; Special Ed; etc
Fines -see also- Penalties and Sentences
Health and Mental Hygiene, Department of
Law Enforcement -see also- State Police, Department of
Minors -see also- Age of Majority; Youth
Motor Vehicles -see also- Aband Veh; Ambulances; Buses; etc.
Penalties and Sentences -see also- Death Penalty
Public Buildings and Facilities -see also- Stadiums; St Hse
Shopping Centers
Smoking -see also- Cigarettes
Substance Abuse
Summonses -see also- Subpoenas
Statutes:Article - Courts and Judicial Proceedings
(3-8A-01, 3-8A-33, 7-302)
Article - Criminal Procedure
Article - Criminal Law
(5-601.1, 5-619, 5-620, 5-601.2)

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October 24, 2017 4:40 P.M.