senate Bill S3315

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to standardizing penalties associated with marihuana possession

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to alcoholism and drug abuse
Apr 24, 2013 committee discharged and committed to rules
Mar 18, 2013 notice of committee consideration - requested
Jan 31, 2013 referred to alcoholism and drug abuse

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S3315 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5998
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §221.05 & 221.10, Pen L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
S5187, A7620

S3315 - Summary

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

S3315 - Sponsor Memo

S3315 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  3315

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 31, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  HASSELL-THOMPSON, ADAMS, AVELLA, DILAN, GIANARIS,
  KRUEGER,  MONTGOMERY,  PARKER,  PERKINS,  RIVERA,  SERRANO,  SQUADRON,
  STAVISKY  --  read  twice  and ordered printed, and when printed to be
  committed to the Committee on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse

AN ACT to amend the penal law,  in  relation  to  standardize  penalties
  associated with marihuana 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.
                                                           LBD02873-01-3

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