2015-2016 Regular Session - SB 254
Controlled Substances; provide simple possession of marijuana constitutes a misdemeanor (PF)
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 possession of marijuana and conditional discharge for possession of controlled substances as first offense and certain nonviolent property crimes, so as to provide that simple possession of marijuana constitutes a misdemeanor; to amend Titles 15 and 16 and Code Sections 17-7-72 and 36-32-6 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to courts, crimes and offenses, jurisdiction of probate courts to try certain drug and alcohol offenses, and municipal court jurisdiction in marijuana possession cases, respectively, so as to provide for conforming cross-references; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.
Jan/12/2016 - Senate Read and Referred
Jan/11/2016 - Senate Hopper
Dec/29/2015 - Senate Prefiled