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Introduced House Bill (H)

DIGEST

Criminal penalties and sentencing. Establishes the crime reduction fund to provide funds to: (1) the dropout prevention program fund; (2) the violent crime victims compensation fund; and (3) the forensic diversion program account. Makes the crimes of theft, conversion, forgery, check deception, check fraud, possession of cocaine, and possession of methamphetamine Class A misdemeanors in all cases, except each crime is a Level 6 felony if the person has a prior unrelated conviction for a crime of violence. Makes the crime of possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana, and possession of a synthetic drug a Level 6 felony Criminal penalties and sentencing. Establishes the crime reduction fund to provide funds to: (1) the dropout prevention program fund; (2) the violent crime victims compensation fund; and (3) the forensic diversion program account. Makes the crimes of theft, conversion, forgery, check deception, check fraud, possession of cocaine, and possession of methamphetamine Class A misdemeanors in all cases, except each crime is a Level 6 felony if the person has a prior unrelated conviction for a crime of violence. Makes the crime of possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana, and possession of a synthetic drug a Level 6 felony if the person has a prior unrelated conviction for a crime of violence. Makes an appropriation. ... View more