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SB 470: Revising Penalties for Nonviolent Offenses


Revising Penalties for Nonviolent Offenses; Authorizing the issuance of civil citations for the possession of 20 grams or less of cannabis and the possession of drug paraphernalia used in connection with the consumption of cannabis; providing for civil fines; providing for community service in lieu of civil fines; revising a principle of the Criminal Punishment Code relating to a prisoner’s required minimum term of imprisonment, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2022
Last Action: 3/14/2022 Senate - Died in Judiciary
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Judiciary (JU)
  2. Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice (ACJ)
  3. Appropriations (AP)

Bill History

Date Chamber Action
10/13/2021 Senate • Filed
10/21/2021 Senate • Referred to Judiciary; Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice; Appropriations -SJ 27
1/11/2022 Senate • Introduced -SJ 27
3/12/2022 Senate • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
3/14/2022 Senate • Died in Judiciary