HB0565 (CH0514)

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Criminal Law - Possession of Less Than 10 Grams of Marijuana - Code Violation

Sponsored by:

Delegate Dumais


Approved by the Governor - Chapter 514

Synopsis:Specifying that a person who violates a provision of law involving the use or possession of marijuana in the amount of 10 grams or more is guilty of the misdemeanor of possession of marijuana; altering a specified provision of law so as to provide that a finding of guilt, rather than a violation, of a provision of law is a civil offense punishable by a fine; establishing procedures for a specified Code violation proceeding; providing that prepayment of a specified fine shall be considered a plea of guilty to a code violation; etc.
Analysis:Fiscal and Policy Note
All Sponsors:Delegates Dumais and Vallario
Additional Facts:Introduced in a prior session as: HB0495 Session: 2015 Regular Session
Bill File Type: Regular
Effective Date(s): October 1, 2016
Judiciary  View Committee HearingJudicial Proceedings  View Committee Hearing
Broad Subject(s):Criminal Law - Substantive Crimes
Criminal Law - Procedure
Narrow Subject(s):Arrests
Civil Actions -see also- Small Claims
Codes -see also- Annotated Code of Md; Building Codes
Controlled Dangerous Substances -see also- Drugs; Subst Abus
Court Costs
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
Liability -see also- Good Samaritan
Parole and Probation
State's Attorneys
Substance Abuse
Summonses -see also- Subpoenas
Statutes:Article - Criminal Law
(5-601, 5-601.1)

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