HB0687

Find a 2017 Bill:

2017 Regular Session

 

Entitled:

Criminal Law - Distribution of Opioids Resulting in Death

Sponsored by:

Speaker

Status:

In the House - Hearing 2/28 at 1:00 p.m.


Synopsis:Prohibiting a person from distributing an opioid or opioid analogue, the use of which causes the death of another, with a specified exception; establishing penalties for a violation of the Act; providing that it is not a defense under the Act that the defendant did not distribute the opioid or opioid analogue directly to the decedent; providing that it is a defense under the Act that the defendant was an active user of an opioid or opioid analogue at the time of the distribution causing the death of the decedent; etc.
Analysis:Fiscal and Policy Note
All Sponsors:The Speaker (By Request - Administration) and Delegates Afzali, Anderton, Arentz, Aumann, Buckel, Carozza, Cassilly, Clark, Cluster, Fisher, Flanagan, Folden, Ghrist, Glass, Grammer, Hornberger, Jacobs, Kipke, Kittleman, Krebs, Long, Malone, Mautz, McComas, McDonough, McKay, McMillan, Metzgar, Miele, Morgan, Otto, Parrott, Reilly, Rey, Rose, Saab, Shoemaker, Simonaire, Szeliga, Vogt, West, and B. Wilson
Additional Facts:Bill is an Emergency Bill
Cross-filed with: SB0539
Bill File Type: Regular
Effective Date(s): Upon Enactment
By Request of the Governor
Committee(s):
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.
Death -see also- Advance Medical Directives; Wrongful Death
Drugs -see also- Controlled Dangerous Sub; Substance Abuse
Emergency Bills
Good Samaritan
Penalties and Sentences -see also- Death Penalty
Statutes:Article - Criminal Law
(5-602.1)

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March 1, 2017 1:59 P.M.