senate Bill S5401

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Decreases the amount of possession of narcotics necessary to constitute criminal possession in the fifth degree

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Jan 04, 2012 referred to codes
May 18, 2011 referred to codes

S5401 - Details

Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง220.06, Pen L

S5401 - Summary

Decreases the amount of possession of narcotics necessary to constitute criminal possession in the fifth degree.

S5401 - Sponsor Memo

S5401 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  5401

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 18, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. KENNEDY -- 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  criminal  possession  of
  narcotics

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 2 of  section  220.06  of  the  penal  law,  as
amended  by  chapter  75  of  the  laws  of  1995, is amended to read as
follows:
  2.  one  or  more  preparations,  compounds,  mixtures  or  substances
containing  a  narcotic  preparation  and  said preparations, compounds,
mixtures or substances are of an aggregate weight  of  [one-half  ounce]
FIVE HUNDRED MILLIGRAMS or more; or
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the first of November next succeed-
ing the date upon which it shall have become a law.






 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD11660-01-1

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