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SB 383 - Authorizes Decriminalization of Marijuana - New Mexico Key Vote

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Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (21-20) - (Key vote)
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Title: Authorizes Decriminalization of Marijuana

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that authorizes decriminalization of possession of small amounts of marijuana, effective July 1, 2015.

Highlights:

 

  • Classifies possession of 1 ounce or less of marijuana as a civil violation and assigns a fine of $50 (Sec. 1).

  • Classifies a second or subsequent violation of the above statute as a petty misdemeanor punishable by a fine of up to $100 (Sec. 1).

  • Classifies possession of more than 1 ounce but not more than 4 ounces of marijuana as a civil violation and assigns a fine of $100 (Sec. 1).

  • Classifies a second or subsequent violation of the above statute as a petty misdemeanor punishable by a fine of up to $200 (Sec. 1).

  • Classifies possession of more than 4 but not more than 8 ounces of marijuana as a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of up to $300 (Sec. 1).

  • Classifies possession of more than 8 ounces of marijuana as a fourth degree felony punishable by the sentence described in state criminal code (Sec. 1).

Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Authorizes Decriminalization of Marijuana

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