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Criminal Law - Alcohol Offenses and Gaming - Civil Offenses (Decriminalization of Petty Nonviolent Offenses Act)

Sponsored by:

Delegate Moon


In the House - Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters; Withdrawn

Synopsis:Making it a civil rather than a criminal offense to consume an alcoholic beverage in public under certain circumstances or to possess an alcoholic beverage in an open container under certain circumstances; requiring certain offenders to be issued a citation under certain circumstances; providing a certain maximum fine; altering the penalty for certain conduct relating to betting, wagering, or gambling; making certain conduct relating to betting, wagering, or gambling a civil offense; etc.
Analysis:Not available at this time
All Sponsors:Delegates Moon, Atterbeary, Proctor, Sanchez, and Sydnor
Additional Facts:Bill File Type: Regular
Effective Date(s): October 1, 2018
Economic Matters
Ways and Means
Broad Subject(s):Alcoholic Beverages - Statewide Bills
Criminal Law - Substantive Crimes
Narrow Subject(s):Alcoholic Beverages -see also- AB-By Subd; Subst Abuse; etc.
Beverage Containers
Crimes and Punishments -see also- Penalties and Sentnc; etc.
Fines -see also- Penalties and Sentences
Gaming -see also- Awards, Medals; Bingo; Lottery; Raffles
Penalties and Sentences -see also- Death Penalty
Statutes:Article - Alcoholic Beverages
(6-321, 6-322)
Article - Criminal Law
(10-119, 12-102, 12-103)

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January 31, 2018 9:30 A.M.