April 5, 2011(Key vote)
Title: Reduce Punishment for Drug Possession
Vote Smart's Synopsis:
Vote to pass a bill that amends existing statues concerning the sale and possession of illegal drugs.
Authorizes courts, when determining whether the public health, safety, or welfare immediately requires a temporary abatement order to consider if the site alleged to be a nuisance or location of illegal drug activity is located within a protected park, recreation area, church, synagogue, or place of worship (Sec. 2).
Prohibits any person from purchasing, owning, possessing or controlling a deadly weapon or ammunition for a fireman that possesses a controlled substance and if the deadly weapon is a semi-automatic or automatic firearm, or a handgun (Sec. 5).
Specifies that the illegal delivery of prescription drugs shall be considered a violent felony (Sec. 10).
Describes a quantity tier system for the quantity of controlled substances, and defines the tiers with regards to the amount of controlled substances necessary to constitute being in that tier (Sec. 35).
Describes what constitutes felonies, from Class B to Class F felonies (Secs. 38-54).