|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jul 09, 2014||referred to rules|
senate Bill S7927
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S7927 - Details
- See Assembly Version of this Bill:
- 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 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S7927 TITLE OF BILL: 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 PURPOSE: The purpose of this bill is to make New York penal law fairer and more equitable in the administration of marihuana enforcement, and avoid the disparate racial and ethnic impact seen in current marihuana and other enforcement. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 states that this act shall be known as the "Fairness and Equity Act." Section 2 amends subdivision 6 of section 1.05 of the penal law to state that that the law should be enforced equally and fairly and not result in a disparate impact on people because of their race or ethnicity.
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
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