Introduced Senate Bill (S)

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Lifeline law. Specifies that a law enforcement officer may not arrest a person less than 21 years of age for an offense involving possession of paraphernalia or a controlled substance if the officer's contact with the person was due to the reporting of a medical emergency and certain other conditions are met. Specifies that the arrest and criminal immunity provisions of the lifeline law apply to: (1) a person requiring medical attention; and (2) a person who owns the property where the medical emergency occurs. (Under current law, the arrest and immunity provisions apply only to persons who report the Lifeline law. Specifies that a law enforcement officer may not arrest a person less than 21 years of age for an offense involving possession of paraphernalia or a controlled substance if the officer's contact with the person was due to the reporting of a medical emergency and certain other conditions are met. Specifies that the arrest and criminal immunity provisions of the lifeline law apply to: (1) a person requiring medical attention; and (2) a person who owns the property where the medical emergency occurs. (Under current law, the arrest and immunity provisions apply only to persons who report the medical emergency or assist in reporting the emergency.) Adds: (1) unlawfully furnishing alcohol to a minor; (2) unlawfully providing a location for a minor to consume alcohol; and (3) for a person less than 21 years of age, unlawful possession of paraphernalia or a controlled substance; to the offenses for which a person to whom the lifeline law applies cannot be prosecuted. Repeals an obsolete provision. ... View more