senate Bill S6005

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Enacts the "marihuana regulation and taxation act"; repealer

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Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Health Committee


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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 09, 2014 committee discharged and committed to health
Jan 08, 2014 referred to rules
Dec 11, 2013 referred to rules

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S6005 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8341
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd Various Laws, generally

S6005 - Summary

Enacts the "marihuana regulation and taxation act"; relates to the description of marihuana, and the growing of and use of marihuana by persons eighteen years of age or older; makes technical changes regarding the definition of marihuana; relates to the qualification of certain offenses involving marihuana and exempts certain persons from prosecution for the use, consumption, display, production or distribution of marihuana (view more) provides for the licensure of persons authorized to produce, process and sell marihuana; levies an excise tax on certain sales of marihuana; repeals certain provisions of the penal law relating to the criminal sale of marihuana and provisions of the general business law relating to drug paraphernalia.

S6005 - Sponsor Memo

S6005 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  6005

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            December 11, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. KRUEGER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules

AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to the description of
  marihuana, and the growing of and use of marihuana by persons eighteen
  years of age or older; to  amend  the  vehicle  and  traffic  law,  in
  relation to making technical changes regarding the definition of mari-
  huana;  to  amend  the  penal law, in relation to the qualification of
  certain offenses involving marihuana and  to  exempt  certain  persons
  from  prosecution  for  the  use,  consumption, display, production or
  distribution of marihuana; to amend  the  alcoholic  beverage  control
  law,  in relation to providing for the licensure of persons authorized
  to produce, process and sell marihuana;  to  amend  the  tax  law,  in
  relation  to  providing  for  the  levying of an excise tax on certain
  sales of marihuana; to amend the criminal  procedure  law,  the  civil
  practice  law  and  rules, the general business law, the state finance
  law, the executive law, the penal law and the vehicle and traffic law,
  in relation to making conforming changes; to repeal  sections  221.10,
  221.25,  221.30,  221.50  and  221.55 of the penal law relating to the
  criminal possession and sale of marihuana; and to repeal paragraph (f)
  of subdivision 2 of section 850 of the general business  law  relating
  to drug related paraphernalia

  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  "marihuana
regulation and taxation act".
  S  2.  Legislative  findings  and  intent.  The legislature finds that
decades of arresting marihuana users has failed to prevent marihuana use
or prevent minors from accessing marihuana. Existing marihuana laws have
created a violent, illegal drug market that consumes millions of dollars
in criminal justice resources each year.  Existing marihuana  laws  have
also  disproportionately  impacted  African-American and Latino communi-

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10865-05-3

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