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Senate Bill 0485

Senate Bill 0485

ARCHIVE (2000)

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Sentencing for drug offenses. Enhances various penalties for possessing controlled substances, counterfeit substances, cocaine, narcotics, marijuana, hash oil, or hashish so that a person who possesses the drugs may be subjected to a penalty that is as serious as if the person had been dealing the drugs. Enhances the penalty for visiting a common nuisance from a Class B misdemeanor to a Class D felony, which is the same penalty for maintaining the common nuisance. Repeals a provision that allows for a conditional dismissal of a case in which a person pleads guilty to possessing marijuana or hashish if the person has no previous convictions for offenses relating to controlled substances. (A similar provision allowing for the conditional dismissal of the case if the person is dealing in marijuana or hashish does not exist.) Makes conforming changes.
    Current Status:
    In Committee - first House
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