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SB 420: Sentencing for Controlled Substance Violations

GENERAL BILL by Sachs ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Joyner ; Soto

Sentencing for Controlled Substance Violations; Providing for an exception to mandatory minimum sentencing requirements for certain violators of specified controlled substance provisions; specifying criteria to qualify for an exception; providing criteria that may be considered by a court in departing for the mandatory minimum term of imprisonment; requiring a court to make certain statements if it departs from the mandatory minimum term of imprisonment, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2013
Last Action: 5/3/2013 Senate - Died in Judiciary
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Criminal Justice (CJ)
  2. Judiciary (JU)
  3. Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice (ACJ)
  4. Appropriations (AP)

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  • Bill History

    Date Chamber Action
    1/23/2013 Senate • Filed
    1/28/2013 Senate • Referred to Criminal Justice; Judiciary; Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice; Appropriations -SJ 33
    2/25/2013 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Criminal Justice, 03/04/13, 3:30 pm, 37 Senate Office Building
    3/4/2013 Senate • Favorable by Criminal Justice; YEAS 6 NAYS 1 -SJ 113
    3/5/2013 Senate • Introduced -SJ 33
    • Now in Judiciary -SJ 113
    5/3/2013 Senate • Died in Judiciary

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  • SB 420, Original Filed Version (Current Bill Version) Posted 1/23/2013 at 10:46 AM

    Bill Text:   Web Page | PDF
    Analyses:   Criminal Justice (Pre-Meeting) 3/1/2013 (pdf)
    Criminal Justice (Post-Meeting) 3/4/2013 (pdf)

    Committee Votes (1)

    Date Committee Result
    3/4/2013 3:30 PM Criminal Justice 6 Yeas - 1 Nays

    Citations - Statutes (1)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    893.135 Trafficking; mandatory sentences; suspension or reduction of sentences; conspiracy to engage in trafficking.

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