senate Bill S7927

2013-2014 Legislative Session

De-criminalizes the personal possession of marihuana; relates to certain pleas; specifies requirements with respect to bills affecting the penal law; repealer

download bill text pdf

Sponsored By

Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor

do you support this legislation?

You must fill out the form below in order to support or oppose this bill. X

You must login or fill out the fields below for the senator to have an accurate account of the support or opposition to this bill.

More information?
Create an account. An account allows you to officially support or oppose key legislation, sign petitions with a single click, and follow issues, committees, and bills that matter to you. When you create an account, you agree to this platform's terms of participation.
Use this box to enter a message to your senator.

Actions

view actions (1)
Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jul 09, 2014 referred to rules

Co-Sponsors

view additional co-sponsors

S7927 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10175
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§1.05, 221.05, 221.10 & 221.40, rpld §221.35, Pen L; amd §§170.56, 210.46, 440.10 & 160.50, CP L; add §52-a, Leg L; amd §837, Exec L

S7927 - Summary

De-criminalizes the personal possession of marijuana; relates to certain pleas; specifies requirements with respect to bills affecting the penal law; expands the duties of the division of criminal justice services.

S7927 - Sponsor Memo

S7927 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  7927

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              July 9, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. SQUADRON, DILAN, ESPAILLAT, HOYLMAN, KRUEGER, MONT-
  GOMERY, PARKER, PERKINS, RIVERA -- read twice and ordered printed, and
  when printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules

AN ACT to amend the penal  law,  in  relation  to  de-criminalizing  the
  personal possession of marihuana; to amend the criminal procedure law,
  in  relation  to  certain  pleas;  to  amend  the  legislative law, in
  relation to specifying requirements with respect  to  bills  affecting
  the  penal  law;  to amend the executive law, in relation to expanding
  the duties of division of criminal justice  services;  and  to  repeal
  section 221.35 of the penal law relating to criminal sale of marihuana
  in the fifth degree

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

  Section 1. This act shall be known and may be cited as  the  "fairness
and equity act".
  S  2.  Subdivisions 5 and 6 of section 1.05 of the penal law, subdivi-
sion 5 as amended by chapter 612 of the laws of 1982 and  subdivision  6
as  amended  by  chapter  98 of the laws of 2006, are amended to read as
follows:
  5. To  provide  for  an  appropriate  public  response  to  particular
offenses, including consideration of the consequences of the offense for
the victim, including the victim's family, and the community; [and]
  6.  TO  ENSURE  THAT  LAWS  ARE ENFORCED EQUALLY AND FAIRLY AND DO NOT
RESULT IN A DISPARATE IMPACT ON PEOPLE BECAUSE OF THEIR RACE AND ETHNIC-
ITY; AND
  7. To insure  the  public  safety  by  preventing  the  commission  of
offenses  through  the  deterrent influence of the sentences authorized,
the rehabilitation of those convicted, the promotion of their successful
and  productive  reentry  and  reintegration  into  society,  and  their
confinement when required in the interests of public protection.
  S  3.  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.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD15556-03-4

Comments

Open Legislation comments facilitate discussion of New York State legislation. All comments are subject to moderation. Comments deemed off-topic, commercial, campaign-related, self-promotional; or that contain profanity or hate speech; or that link to sites outside of the nysenate.gov domain are not permitted, and will not be published. Comment moderation is generally performed Monday through Friday.

By contributing or voting you agree to the Terms of Participation and verify you are over 13.