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HB 218 - Classifies Marijuana Possession as a Civil Violation - Illinois Key Vote

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Legislation - Vetoed (Amendatory Veto) (Executive) -

Title: Classifies Marijuana Possession as a Civil Violation

Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (37-19) - (Key vote)
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Title: Classifies Marijuana Possession as a Civil Violation

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that classifies possession of 15 grams or less of cannabis as a civil law violation.

Highlights:
  • Classifies the possession of up to 15 grams of marijuana as a civil law violation punishable by a fine between $55 and $125 (Sec. 40).
  • Classifies the possession of more than 15 grams of marijuana as the following crimes (Sec. 40):
    • More than 15 up to 30 grams as a class B misdemeanor;
    • More than 30 up to 100 grams as a class A misdemeanor; and
    • More than 100 up to 500 grams as a class 4 felony.
  • Prohibits an individual from operating a vehicle or commercial vehicle if his or her tetrahydrocannabinol concentration exceeds the following limits (Sec. 20):
    • At least 15 nanograms of delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol per milliliter of whole blood; or
    • At least 25 nanograms of delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol per milliliter of another bodily substance.
  • Requires a law enforcement agency and the clerk of the circuit court to expunge the records of an individual convicted of possession of up 15 grams of a substance containing marijuana, beginning 180 days after the enactment of the bill (Sec. 5).
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (62-53) - (Key vote)
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Title: Classifies Marijuana Possession as a Civil Violation

Vote Result
Yea Votes
Nay Votes
Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that classifies possession of 15 grams or less of cannabis as a civil law violation.

Highlights:
  • Classifies the possession of up to 15 grams of marijuana as a civil law violation punishable by a fine between $55 and $125 (Sec. 40).
  • Classifies the possession of more than 15 grams of marijuana as the following crimes (Sec. 40):
    • More than 15 up to 30 grams as a class B misdemeanor;
    • More than 30 up to 100 grams as a class A misdemeanor; and
    • More than 100 up to 500 grams as a class 4 felony.
  • Prohibits an individual from operating a vehicle or commercial vehicle if his or her tetrahydrocannabinol concentration exceeds the following limits (Sec. 20):
    • At least 15 nanograms of delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol per milliliter of whole blood; or
    • At least 25 nanograms of delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol per milliliter of another bodily substance.
  • Requires a law enforcement agency and the clerk of the circuit court to expunge the records of an individual convicted of possession of up 15 grams of a substance containing marijuana, beginning 180 days after the enactment of the bill (Sec. 5).
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Classifies Marijuana Possession as a Civil Violation

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