SB 1269 Marijuana; decriminalization of simple possession.
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Summary as introduced:
Marijuana; decriminalization of simple marijuana possession. Decriminalizes simple marijuana possession and provides a civil penalty of no more than $100 for a first violation, $250 for a second violation, and $500 for a third or subsequent violation. Current law imposes a maximum fine of $500 and a maximum 30-day jail sentence for a first offense, and subsequent offenses are a Class 1 misdemeanor. The bill provides that the suspended sentence/substance abuse screening provisions and driver's license suspension provisions apply only to criminal violations or to civil violations by a juvenile. The bill provides that a court may suspend a driver's license for a civil violation committed by an adult. A civil violation will be treated as a conviction for prohibitions on the purchase or transport of a handgun and disqualification for a concealed handgun permit.

Full text:
01/10/17  Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17103829D  pdf

Status:
01/10/17  Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17103829D
01/10/17  Senate: Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/23/17  Senate: Passed by indefinitely in Courts of Justice with letter (15-Y 0-N)