assembly Bill A1617

2019-2020 Legislative Session

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

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Jan 16, 2019 referred to codes

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A1617 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S1527
Current Committee:
Assembly Codes
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd Various Laws, generally
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: A8341, S6005
2015-2016: A3089, S1747
2017-2018: A3506, S3040

A1617 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts the "marihuana regulation and taxation act"; relates to the description of marihuana, and the growing of and use of marihuana by persons twenty-one years of age or older; makes technical changes regarding the definition of marihuana; relates to removing certain references to marihuana relating to forfeiture actions (view more) 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; relates to the definition of smoking; 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; creates the New York state marihuana revenue fund, the New York state drug treatment public education fund, the New York state community grants reinvestment fund, and the marihuana microbusiness and marihuana license revolving loan fund; makes an appropriation therefor.

A1617 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  1617

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 16, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. PEOPLES-STOKES, GOTTFRIED, LUPARDO, WEPRIN, HUNT-
  ER,   HYNDMAN,   PICHARDO,   BLAKE,  L. ROSENTHAL,  JAFFEE,  DINOWITZ,
  JEAN-PIERRE,  ABINANTI,  RICHARDSON,  HEVESI,  WALKER,  VANEL,   NIOU,
  WRIGHT,  BICHOTTE,  CAHILL,  LIFTON  -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A.
  EPSTEIN, MOSLEY, SEAWRIGHT, SIMON, STECK,  TAYLOR  --  read  once  and
  referred to the Committee on Codes

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 twenty-
  one years of age or older; to amend the civil practice law and  rules,
  in  relation  to  removing certain references to marihuana relating to
  forfeiture actions; to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in  relation
  to  making technical changes regarding the definition of marihuana; to
  amend the penal law, in  relation  to  the  qualification  of  certain
  offenses involving marihuana and to exempt certain persons from prose-
  cution  for  the use, consumption, display, production or distribution
  of marihuana; to amend the public health law in relation to the  defi-
  nition  of  smoking;  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 state finance law,
  in relation to establishing the New York state marihuana revenue fund,
  the New York state drug treatment education  fund  and  the  New  York
  state  community  grants  reinvestment  fund; 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, the vehicle and traffic law,
  and the family court act in relation to making conforming changes;  to
  amend  the  alcoholic  beverage control law, in relation to alcohol or
  substance use disorder training awareness programs; to amend the state
  finance law, in relation to a revolving loan fund; to repeal  sections
  221.05,  221.10,  221.15, 221.20, 221.25, 221.30, 221.35 and 221.40 of
  the penal law relating to the criminal possession and sale of marihua-
  na; to repeal paragraph (f) of subdivision 2 of  section  850  of  the
  general business law relating to drug related paraphernalia; to repeal

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

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