senate Bill S5187

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Relates to standardizing penalties associated with marijuana possession

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Jan 04, 2012 referred to codes
May 03, 2011 referred to codes

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S5187 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7620
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §221.05 & 221.10, Pen L

S5187 - Summary

Relates to standardizing penalties associated with marijuana possession; makes unlawful possession of small amounts of marijuana a violation punishable by a fine.

S5187 - Sponsor Memo

S5187 - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  5187

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 3, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. GRISANTI -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Codes

AN ACT to amend the penal law,  in  relation  to  standardize  penalties
  associated with marijuana possession

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. The opening paragraph of section 221.05 of the  penal  law,
as  added  by  chapter  360  of  the laws of 1977, is amended to read as
follows:
  A person is guilty of unlawful possession of marihuana when he OR  SHE
knowingly and unlawfully possesses marihuana.
  S 2. Section 221.10 of the penal law, as amended by chapter 265 of the
laws  of  1979 and subdivision 2 as amended by chapter 75 of the laws of
1995, is amended to read as follows:
S 221.10 Criminal possession of marihuana in the fifth degree.
  A person is guilty of criminal possession of marihuana  in  the  fifth
degree when he OR SHE knowingly and unlawfully possesses[:
  1.  marihuana  in a public place, as defined in section 240.00 of this
chapter, and such marihuana is burning or open to public view; or
  2.] one  or  more  preparations,  compounds,  mixtures  or  substances
containing  marihuana  and  the  preparations,  compounds,  mixtures  or
substances are of an aggregate weight of more than twenty-five grams.
  Criminal possession of marihuana in the fifth  degree  is  a  class  B
misdemeanor.
  S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.



 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD11391-01-1

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