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|Jan 08, 2014||referred to codes|
|Jan 17, 2013||referred to codes|
senate Bill S2379
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S2379 - Details
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
BILL NUMBER:S2379 TITLE OF BILL: 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 SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: SECTION 1 amends section 221.05 of the penal Law to add a new paragraph 3, which provides that if a person who has been convicted of unlawful possession fails to pay the fine set by the court within one hundred twenty days after sentencing, the court may impose an additional fine of not more than two hundred and fifty dollars. In addition, the provisions of Criminal Procedure Law Section 120.20 and Article 410, and Judiciary Law Article 20 may also be applied to enforce compliance. SECTION 2 amends paragraph 3 of section 65-c of the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law by adding a new section (b) which provides that if a person who has been found to have unlawfully possessed an alcoholic beverage with intent to consume fails to pay such fine as may be set by the court, or complete an alcohol awareness program or community service required by the court, within one hundred twenty days of the
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  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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