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SB 84: Controlled Substances

GENERAL BILL by Joyner

Controlled Substances; Authorizing a defendant to move to depart from the mandatory minimum term of imprisonment of 3 years and from the mandatory fine for a drug trafficking violation involving a specified quantity of a specified controlled substance; authorizing the state attorney to file an objection to the motion; authorizing the sentencing court to grant the motion if the court finds that the defendant has demonstrated by a preponderance of the evidence that specified criteria are met, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2016
Last Action: 3/11/2016 Senate - Died in Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice
Location: In committee/council (ACJ)
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Criminal Justice (CJ)
  2. Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice (ACJ)
  3. Fiscal Policy (FP)
  4. Rules (RC)



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
8/3/2015 Senate • Filed
8/19/2015 Senate • Referred to Criminal Justice; Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice; Fiscal Policy; Rules -SJ 10
9/28/2015 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Criminal Justice, 10/05/15, 4:00 pm, 37 Senate Office Building
10/5/2015 Senate • Favorable by Criminal Justice; YEAS 5 NAYS 0 -SJ 124
10/6/2015 Senate • Now in Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice -SJ 124
1/12/2016 Senate • Introduced -SJ 10
3/11/2016 Senate • Died in Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice