assembly Bill A6218B

2015-2016 Legislative Session

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

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 19, 2016 print number 6218b
May 19, 2016 amend and recommit to codes
Jan 06, 2016 referred to codes
Jun 16, 2015 print number 6218a
Jun 16, 2015 amend (t) and recommit to codes
Mar 17, 2015 referred to codes

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A6218 - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Codes
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§1.05, 221.05 & 221.10, Pen L; amd §§170.56, 440.10 & 160.50, CP L; add §52-a, Leg L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: A10175
2017-2018: A622, A667
2019-2020: A2544

A6218 - Summary

De-criminalizes the personal possession of marijuana; relates to certain pleas; specifies requirements with respect to bills affecting correctional populations.

A6218 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  6218

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             March 17, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  RODRIGUEZ  --  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:

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00177-02-5

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A6218A - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Codes
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§1.05, 221.05 & 221.10, Pen L; amd §§170.56, 440.10 & 160.50, CP L; add §52-a, Leg L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: A10175
2017-2018: A622, A667
2019-2020: A2544

A6218A - Summary

De-criminalizes the personal possession of marijuana; relates to certain pleas; specifies requirements with respect to bills affecting correctional populations.

A6218A - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 6218--A

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             March 17, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M. of A. RODRIGUEZ, WALKER, STECK, MOSLEY, BARRON, GOTT-
  FRIED, BLAKE, LUPARDO -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. COOK,  HOOPER,
  KATZ, PEOPLES-STOKES, SIMON -- read once and referred to the Committee
  on  Codes  -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as
  amended and recommitted to said committee

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; and to amend the legislative law, in
  relation to specifying requirements with respect  to  bills  affecting
  the penal law

  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 OR ETHNICI-
TY; 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:

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00177-04-5

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Multi-Sponsors

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A6218B (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Codes
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§1.05, 221.05 & 221.10, Pen L; amd §§170.56, 440.10 & 160.50, CP L; add §52-a, Leg L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: A10175
2017-2018: A622, A667
2019-2020: A2544

A6218B (ACTIVE) - Summary

De-criminalizes the personal possession of marijuana; relates to certain pleas; specifies requirements with respect to bills affecting correctional populations.

A6218B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 6218--B

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             March 17, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M. of A. RODRIGUEZ, WALKER, STECK, MOSLEY, BARRON, GOTT-
  FRIED, BLAKE, LUPARDO, RICHARDSON, CAHILL,  PEOPLES-STOKES,  PICHARDO,
  AUBRY,   ROBINSON,   BICHOTTE,   FARRELL,   ARROYO,  DAVILA,  LINARES,
  JEAN-PIERRE, HARRIS, PRETLOW, JOYNER, CRESPO, HYNDMAN,  TITUS,  PERRY,
  SEPULVEDA -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. COOK, GLICK, HOOPER, KATZ,
  RUSSELL,  SIMON -- read once and referred to the Committee on Codes --
  committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as  amended  and
  recommitted to said committee -- recommitted to the Committee on Codes
  in  accordance  with  Assembly Rule 3, sec. 2 -- committee discharged,
  bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended  and  recommitted  to  said
  committee

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; and to amend  the  legislative  law,  in
  relation  to  specifying  requirements with respect to bills affecting
  the penal law

  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 OR ETHNICI-
TY; 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

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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