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2019-2020 Regular Session - HB 977
Crimes and offenses; counties and municipal corporations to adopt ordinances governing and punishing the possession of one ounce or less of marijuana; authorize
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First Reader Summary
A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Code Section 16-13-2 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to conditional discharge for possession of controlled substances as first offense and certain nonviolent property crimes, dismissal of charges, and restitution to victims, so as to authorize counties and municipal corporations to adopt ordinances governing and punishing the possession of one ounce or less of marijuana; to amend Code Section 36-1-20 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to ordinances for governing and policing of unincorporated areas of county, so as to authorize certain counties to adopt ordinances governing and punishing the possession of one ounce or less of marijuana; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.
Status History
Feb/24/2020 - House Second Readers
Feb/21/2020 - House First Readers
Feb/20/2020 - House Hopper
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