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Criminal Law - Distribution of Heroin or Fentanyl Resulting in Death

Sponsored by:

Delegate Dumais


In the House - Recommitted to Judiciary (Delegate Dumais)

Synopsis:Prohibiting a person from distributing heroin or fentanyl, the use of which is a contributing cause of the death of another; establishing penalties for a violation of the Act of up to 30 years in prison; providing that it is not a defense that the defendant did not directly distribute the heroin or fentanyl to the decedent; establishing a specified immunity; etc.
Analysis:Fiscal and Policy Note
All Sponsors:Delegates Dumais, Carr, Clippinger, Cullison, Fraser-Hidalgo, Frick, Frush, Gilchrist, Gutierrez, Hammen, Kelly, Korman, Kramer, Lisanti, Luedtke, McIntosh, A. Miller, Morales, Platt, Reznik, Shoemaker, Valentino-Smith, B. Wilson, and Zucker
Additional Facts:Cross-filed with: SB0303
Bill File Type: Regular
Effective Date(s): October 1, 2015
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
Emergency Medical Services
Good Samaritan
Penalties and Sentences -see also- Death Penalty
Statutes:Article - Criminal Law

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October 24, 2017 4:41 P.M.