HB0121 (CH0490)

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2015 Regular Session



Criminal Procedure - Drug-Related Offenses - Departure From Mandatory Minimum Sentences

Sponsored by:

Delegate Anderson


Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 490

Synopsis:Specifying that a person convicted of specified drug-related offenses is not prohibited from participating in a specified drug treatment program; authorizing a court to depart from a specified mandatory minimum sentence under specified circumstances; applying the Act prospectively; and requiring the savings realized as a result of the Act to revert to the General Fund to be used for funding drug treatment programs.
Analysis:Fiscal and Policy Note (Revised)
All Sponsors:Delegates Anderson, Vallario, Carter, Conaway, Jalisi, Kittleman, Lierman, Luedtke, Moon, Morales, Oaks, B. Robinson, Rosenberg, Smith, Sydnor, and M. Washington
Additional Facts:Introduced in a prior session as: HB0992 Session: 2007 Regular Session
Bill File Type: Regular
Effective Date(s): October 1, 2015
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Broad Subject(s):Criminal Law - Procedure
Public Safety
Narrow Subject(s):Controlled Dangerous Substances -see also- Drugs; Subst Abus
Crimes and Punishments -see also- Penalties and Sentnc; etc.
Parole and Probation
Penalties and Sentences -see also- Death Penalty
Prisoners -see also- Ex-Offenders
Review Boards
Substance Abuse
Weapons -see also- Guns
Statutes:Article - Criminal Law
(5-602, 5-603, 5-604, 5-605, 5-606, 5-607, 5-608, 5-609, 5-609.1)

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