senate Bill S2379

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Imposes additional fines when a person fails to pay his or her fines or fails to complete counseling or community service when mandated

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to codes
Jan 17, 2013 referred to codes

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S2379 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4508
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §221.05, Pen L; amd §65-c, ABC L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S3336, A6076
2009-2010: S7018

S2379 - Summary

Imposes additional fines when a person fails to pay his or her fines or fails to complete counseling or community service when mandated for unlawful possession of marihuana or unlawful possession of an alcohol beverage.

S2379 - Sponsor Memo

S2379 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  2379

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 17, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  RANZENHOFER, DeFRANCISCO, LARKIN, MAZIARZ -- read
  twice and ordered printed, and when printed to  be  committed  to  the
  Committee on Codes

AN ACT to amend the penal law and the alcoholic beverage control law, in
  relation  to  imposing additional fines when a person fails to pay his
  or her fines or fails to complete counseling or community service when
  mandated

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

  Section 1. Section 221.05 of the penal law, as added by chapter 360 of
the laws of 1977, is amended to read as follows:
S 221.05 Unlawful possession of marihuana.
  1.  A  person is guilty of unlawful possession of marihuana when he OR
SHE knowingly and unlawfully possesses marihuana.
  Unlawful possession of marihuana is a violation punishable only  by  a
fine  of not more than one hundred dollars. However, where the defendant
has previously been convicted of an offense defined in this  article  or
article  [220]  TWO HUNDRED TWENTY of this chapter, committed within the
three years immediately preceding such violation, it shall be punishable
(a) only by a fine of not more than two hundred dollars, if the  defend-
ant  was  previously convicted of one such offense committed during such
period, and (b) by a fine of not more than two hundred fifty dollars  or
a  term  of  imprisonment  not in excess of fifteen days or both, if the
defendant was previously convicted of two such offenses committed during
such period.
  2. IN THE EVENT A PERSON WHO HAS BEEN CONVICTED OF UNLAWFUL POSSESSION
OF MARIHUANA FAILS TO PAY SUCH FINE AS MAY BE SET BY  THE  COURT  WITHIN
ONE  HUNDRED  TWENTY DAYS AFTER THE DECISION OF THE COURT, THEN IN ADDI-
TION TO SUCH FINE, THE COURT MAY IMPOSE AN ADDITIONAL FINE OF  NOT  MORE
THAN TWO HUNDRED FIFTY DOLLARS.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04853-01-3

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