|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Aug 20, 2014||referred to codes|
assembly Bill A10175
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Assembly Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
A10175 - Details
- See Senate Version of this Bill:
- 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
A10175 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 10175 I N A S S E M B L Y August 20, 2014 ___________ Introduced by COMMITTEE ON RULES -- (at request of M. of A. Camara) -- read once and referred to the Committee on Codes 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. A person is guilty of unlawful possession of marihuana when he know- ingly and unlawfully possesses marihuana. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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