|Committee: Judiciary||Sponsor: Singleton|
|Analyst: Pete Grogan||Date: 04/15/2019|
Senate Bill 98 as introduced could decrease receipts to the State General Fund and municipal general funds from fines; decrease receipts to the State General Fund, county general funds, municipal general funds, and other funds to which court costs are deposited; and could decrease the obligations of local jails, the State General Fund, the district attorneys, the Department of Corrections, community corrections programs, and the Board of Pardons and Paroles by an undetermined amount dependent upon the number of persons charged with and convicted of the offenses provided by this bill and the penalties imposed. This bill revises the threshold amounts for the crimes of possession of marijuana in the first and second degrees and provides that unlawful possession of marijuana in the second degree shall be a Class D felony. Additionally, this bill creates the crime of possession of marijuana in the third degree as a violation only punishable by fine.
|Cam Ward, Chairperson|