HB 1443 Marijuana; decriminalization of simple possession.
Harvey B. Morgan | all patrons    ...    notes
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Summary as introduced:
Decriminalization of simple possession of marijuana.  Decriminalizes simple marijuana possession. The bill does not legalize marijuana possession but changes the current $500 criminal fine for simple marijuana possession to a $500 civil penalty, eliminates the 30-day jail sentence, and eliminates the criminal conviction record that would follow a conviction for simple possession. The civil penalties collected would be payable to the Literary Fund. The bill changes none of the penalties for manufacture or distribution of marijuana. The bill continues to require forfeiture of the driver's license and drug screening and education for any minor found to have committed the violation of possession of marijuana and maintains all existing sanctions for all criminal violations involving marijuana.

Full text:
11/15/10  House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/11 11100220D  pdf | impact statement

Status:
11/15/10  House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/11 11100220D
11/15/10  House: Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/14/11  House: Assigned Courts sub: #1 Criminal
01/17/11  House: Subcommittee recommends passing by indefinitely by voice vote
02/08/11  House: Left in Courts of Justice