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A 8098 - Drug Law Reform and Drug Treatment - Key Vote

New York Key Votes

Helene Weinstein voted Yea (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Bill Sent To Committee (Senate) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (81-59) - (Key vote)

Title: Drug Law Reform and Drug Treatment

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that allows some drug offenders to be sentenced to a Court Approved Drug Abuse Treatment Program. The bill also requires all offenders with a history of substance abuse to participate in a mandatory substance abuse treatment program. The bill also sets the penalty for “Trafficking Through a Controlled Substance Organization,” of at least 15 years and up to life, and sets a five-year minimum sentence for “Criminal Possession of a Weapon while Selling or Attempting to Sell a Controlled Substance." Additionally, the bill defines a separate category of drug crimes for persons who use minors to aid them in selling unlawful drugs.

Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Drug Law Reform and Drug Treatment

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