•  Summary 
  •  
  •  Actions 
  •  
  •  Votes 
  •  
  •  Memo 
  •  
  •  Text 

SB3315 Text:

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

                                         3315

                              2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                                   I N  S E N A T E

                                   January 31, 2013
                                      ___________

       Introduced  by  Sens.  HASSELL-THOMPSON, ADAMS, AVELLA, DILAN, GIANARIS,
         KRUEGER,  MONTGOMERY,  PARKER,  PERKINS,  RIVERA,  SERRANO,  SQUADRON,
         STAVISKY  --  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:

    1    Section 1. The opening paragraph of section 221.05 of the  penal  law,
    2  as  added  by  chapter  360  of  the laws of 1977, is amended to read as
    3  follows:
    4    A person is guilty of unlawful possession of marihuana when he OR  SHE
    5  knowingly and unlawfully possesses marihuana.
    6    S 2. Section 221.10 of the penal law, as amended by chapter 265 of the
    7  laws  of  1979 and subdivision 2 as amended by chapter 75 of the laws of
    8  1995, is amended to read as follows:
    9  S 221.10 Criminal possession of marihuana in the fifth degree.
   10    A person is guilty of criminal possession of marihuana  in  the  fifth
   11  degree when he OR SHE knowingly and unlawfully possesses[:
   12    1.  marihuana  in a public place, as defined in section 240.00 of this
   13  chapter, and such marihuana is burning or open to public view; or
   14    2.] one  or  more  preparations,  compounds,  mixtures  or  substances
   15  containing  marihuana  and  the  preparations,  compounds,  mixtures  or
   16  substances are of an aggregate weight of more than twenty-five grams.
   17    Criminal possession of marihuana in the fifth  degree  is  a  class  B
   18  misdemeanor.
   19    S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.


        EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                             [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                  LBD02873-01-3
Go to top
Page display time = 0.0933 sec