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HB 1352 - Concerning Charges to Crimes Involving Controlled Substances - Key Vote

Colorado Key Votes

Brian DelGrosso voted Yea (Concurrence Vote) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Concerning Charges to Crimes Involving Controlled Substances

Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (House) (58-5) - (Key vote)

Title: Concerning Charges to Crimes Involving Controlled Substances

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to repass a bill, after having concurred with Senate amendments thereto, that amend laws concerning the possession of controlled substances.

Highlights:
-Reduces the crime of drug use to a class two misdemeanor, with separate standards for marijuana (Sec. 2). -Increases the amount of drugs, not including marijuana or methamphetamine, considered "simple possession" from 1 gram or less to 4 grams or less (Sec. 4). -Establishes that the amount of methamphetamine considered simple possession is 2 grams (Sec. 4). -Specifies that possession of drugs other than marijuana greater than the amount for simple possession is a class 4 felony (Sec. 4). -Establishes the following penalties for marijuana possession (Sec. 6):
    -possession under 2 ounces is a petty offense; -possession of between 2 and 6 ounces is a class 2 misdemeanor; -possession of between 6 and 12 ounces is a class 1 misdemeanor; and -possession of over 12 ounces is a class 6 felony.
-Increases the amount of marijuana that can be transferred or dispensed before considering it a sale and making it a class 2 petty offense, from no more than one ounce to no more than two ounces (Sec 6). -Establishes, that except for people who lawfully cultivate medical marijuana, possession of 6 or fewer marijuana plants is a class 1 misdemeanor; possession of more than 6, but less than 30 plants is a class 5 felony; and possession of more than 30 plants is a class 4 felony (Sec 6). -Specifies that the money allocated to the Drug Offender Surcharge Fund be used to cover the costs of the treatment of substance abuse disorders of adult offenders (Sec. 9).
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (Senate) (30-5) - (Key vote)

Title: Concerning Charges to Crimes Involving Controlled Substances

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that amends laws concerning the possession of controlled substances.

Highlights:
-Reduces the crime of drug use to a class two misdemeanor, with separate standards for marijuana (Sec. 2). -Increases the amount of drugs, not including marijuana or methamphetamine, considered "simple possession" from 1 gram or less to 4 grams or less (Sec. 4). -Establishes that the amount of methamphetamine considered simple possession is 2 grams (Sec. 4). -Specifies that possession of drugs other than marijuana greater than the amount for simple possession is a class 4 felony (Sec. 4). -Establishes the following penalties for marijuana possession (Sec. 6):
    -possession under 2 ounces is a petty offense; -possession of between 2 and 6 ounces is a class 2 misdemeanor; -possession of between 6 and 12 ounces is a class 1 misdemeanor; and -possession of over 12 ounces is a class 6 felony.
-Increases the amount of marijuana that can be transferred or dispensed before considering it a sale and making it a class 2 petty offense, from no more than one ounce to no more than two ounces (Sec 6). -Establishes, that except for people who lawfully cultivate medical marijuana, possession of 6 or fewer marijuana plants is a class 1 misdemeanor; possession of more than 6, but less than 30 plants is a class 5 felony; and possession of more than 30 plants is a class 4 felony (Sec 6). -Specifies that the money allocated to the Drug Offender Surcharge Fund be used to cover the costs of the treatment of substance abuse disorders of adult offenders (Sec. 9).
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (58-5) -

Title: Concerning Charges to Crimes Involving Controlled Substances

Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Concerning Charges to Crimes Involving Controlled Substances

Sponsors

Co-sponsors

  • Betty Boyd (CO - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Laura Bradford (CO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Edward Casso (CO - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Maryanne 'Moe' Keller (CO - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Andrew 'Andy' Kerr (CO - D) (Out Of Office)
  • James E. 'Jim' Kerr (CO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Larry G. Liston (CO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Michael Merrifield (CO - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Kenneth Guy 'Ken' Summers (CO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Nancy Janann Todd (CO - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Paul Martin Weissmann (CO - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Suzanne S. Williams (CO - D) (Out Of Office)
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