Search Form
First, enter a politician or zip code
Now, choose a category

Key Votes

H 7715 - Classifies Delivery a Controlled Substance Resulting in Death as a Crime - Rhode Island Key Vote

Timeline

Issues Related to H 7715

Stage Details

Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Classifies Delivery a Controlled Substance Resulting in Death as a Crime

Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (Senate) (25-10) - (Key vote)
See How Your Politicians Voted

Title: Classifies Delivery a Controlled Substance Resulting in Death as a Crime

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

Vote to pass a bill that classifies controlled substance delivery resulting in death as a crime punishable by up to life in prison.

Highlights:

 

  • Requires a sentence of life in prison for any individual who knowingly sells or provides a controlled substance to a minor which result in the death of the minor (Sec. 2).

  • Specifies that any individual who knowingly exchanges a controlled substance for anything of value with an adult, or unlawfully delivers a controlled substance to an adult, which then results in the death of the adult is guilty of controlled substance delivery resulting in death (Sec. 3).

  • Specifies that the penalty for controlled substance delivery resulting in death is up to life in prison (Sec. 3).

  • Exempts any individual who, in good faith, seeks medical assistance for an individual experiencing an overdose from being charged with controlled substance delivery resulting in death if evidence for such charge was obtained as a result of seeking medical assistance (Sec. 3).

Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (55-14) - (Key vote)
See How Your Politicians Voted

Title: Classifies Delivery a Controlled Substance Resulting in Death as a Crime

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

Vote to pass a bill that classifies controlled substance delivery resulting in death as a crime punishable by up to life in prison.

Highlights:

 

  • Requires a sentence of life in prison for any individual who knowingly sells or provides a controlled substance to a minor which result in the death of the minor (Sec. 2).

  • Specifies that any individual who knowingly exchanges a controlled substance for anything of value with an adult, or unlawfully delivers a controlled substance to an adult, which then results in the death of the adult is guilty of controlled substance delivery resulting in death (Sec. 3).

  • Specifies that the penalty for controlled substance delivery resulting in death is up to life in prison (Sec. 3).

  • Exempts any individual who, in good faith, seeks medical assistance for an individual experiencing an overdose from being charged with controlled substance delivery resulting in death if evidence for such charge was obtained as a result of seeking medical assistance (Sec. 3).

Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Classifies Delivery a Controlled Substance Resulting in Death as a Crime

Co-sponsors

Skip to top

Help us stay free for all your Fellow Americans

Just $5 from everyone reading this would do it.

Thank You!

You are about to be redirected to a secure checkout page.

Please note:

The total order amount will read $0.01. This is a card processor fee. Please know that a recurring donation of the amount and frequency that you selected will be processed and initiated tomorrow. You may see a one-time charge of $0.01 on your statement.

Continue to secure page »

Back to top