SB0364 (CH0158)

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2014 Regular Session



Criminal Law - Possession of Marijuana - Civil Offense

Sponsored by:

Senator Zirkin


Approved by the Governor - Chapter 158

Synopsis:Making the use or possession of less than 10 grams of marijuana a civil rather than a criminal offense; establishing that a person who violates the Act may be issued a citation; establishing fines; requiring a court to order a specified person who has committed a third or subsequent violation of the Act to appear in court and to attend a specified drug education program; requiring a court to refer the person for assessment for substance abuse disorder and to refer the person for substance abuse treatment if necessary; etc.
Analysis:Fiscal and Policy Note (Revised)
All Sponsors:Senators Zirkin and Kittleman
Additional Facts:Bill File Type: Regular
Effective Date(s): October 1, 2014
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Broad Subject(s):Criminal Law - Substantive Crimes
Civil Actions and Procedures
Narrow Subject(s):Citations
Civil Actions -see also- Small Claims
Controlled Dangerous Substances -see also- Drugs; Subst Abus
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
Health and Mental Hygiene, Department of
Law Enforcement -see also- State Police, Department of
Minors -see also- Age of Majority; Youth
Penalties and Sentences -see also- Death Penalty
Substance Abuse
Summonses -see also- Subpoenas

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