senate Bill S7589

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to standardizing penalties associated with marihuana possession

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Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Alcoholism And Drug Abuse Committee


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Jan 29, 2018 referred to alcoholism and drug abuse

S7589 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A678
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§221.05 & 221.10, Pen L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S5187, A7620
2013-2014: S3315, A5998
2015-2016: S2049, A3744
2019-2020: S2173, A2581

S7589 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to standardizing penalties associated with marihuana possession; makes unlawful possession of small amounts of marihuana a violation punishable by a fine.

S7589 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7589 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  7589

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 29, 2018
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  BAILEY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse

AN ACT to amend the penal law,  in  relation  to  standardize  penalties
  associated with marihuana possession

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. The opening paragraph of section 221.05 of the  penal  law,
as  added  by  chapter  360  of  the laws of 1977, is amended to read as
follows:
  A person is guilty of unlawful possession of marihuana when he OR  SHE
knowingly and unlawfully possesses marihuana.
  § 2. Section 221.10 of the penal law, as amended by chapter 265 of the
laws  of  1979 and subdivision 2 as amended by chapter 75 of the laws of
1995, is amended to read as follows:
§ 221.10 Criminal possession of marihuana in the fifth degree.
  A person is guilty of criminal possession of marihuana  in  the  fifth
degree when he OR SHE knowingly and unlawfully possesses[:
  1.  marihuana  in a public place, as defined in section 240.00 of this
chapter, and such marihuana is burning or open to public view; or
  2.] one  or  more  preparations,  compounds,  mixtures  or  substances
containing  marihuana  and  the  preparations,  compounds,  mixtures  or
substances are of an aggregate weight of more than twenty-five grams.
  Criminal possession of marihuana in the fifth  degree  is  a  class  B
misdemeanor.
  § 3. This act shall take effect immediately.




 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04315-01-7

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