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Criminal Law - Opioids - Distribution Causing Death of Minor

Sponsored by:

Delegate Reilly


In the House - Hearing 2/20 at 1:00 p.m.

Synopsis:Prohibiting the distribution of a certain opioid or opioid analogue, the use of which causes the death of a minor; establishing a penalty of up to 30 years imprisonment for a violation of the Act; clarifying that certain conduct constitutes distribution under the Act; providing that certain conduct does not establish a defense under the Act; providing a certain defense under the Act; providing immunity for certain conduct under the Act; providing that a sentence imposed under the Act shall be consecutive to a certain other sentence; etc.
Analysis:Fiscal and Policy Note
All Sponsors:Delegates Reilly, Afzali, Buckel, Cassilly, Folden, Grammer, Krebs, Malone, McComas, Morgan, Rose, Shoemaker, and Szeliga
Additional Facts:Bill File Type: Regular
Effective Date(s): October 1, 2018
Judiciary  View Committee Hearing
Broad Subject(s):Criminal Law - Substantive Crimes
Narrow Subject(s):Controlled Dangerous Substances -see also- Drugs; Subst Abus
Crimes and Punishments -see also- Penalties and Sentnc; etc.
Dealers -see also- Motor Vehicle Dealers and Salesmen
Death -see also- Advance Medical Directives; Wrongful Death
Drugs -see also- Controlled Dangerous Sub; Substance Abuse
Good Samaritan
Minors -see also- Age of Majority; Youth
Penalties and Sentences -see also- Death Penalty
Statutes:Article - Criminal Law
(5-402, 5-403, 5-602.1)

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February 21, 2018 2:32 P.M.