senate Bill S1747

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Enacts the "marihuana regulation and taxation act"; repealer; appropriation

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Jan 06, 2016 referred to finance
Jan 14, 2015 referred to finance

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S1747 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3089A
Law Section:
Appropriations
Laws Affected:
Amd Various Laws, generally
Versions Introduced in 2013-2014 Legislative Session:
S6005, A8341

S1747 - 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; makes an appropriation therefor.

S1747 - Sponsor Memo

S1747 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  1747

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 14, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. KRUEGER, DILAN, HOYLMAN, MONTGOMERY, RIVERA -- read
  twice and ordered printed, and when printed to  be  committed  to  the
  Committee on Finance

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; to repeal paragraph (f) of
  subdivision 2 of section 850 of the general business law  relating  to
  drug related paraphernalia; and making an appropriation therefor

  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

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01895-04-5

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