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HB 352/CI/LM (BR 415) - G. Watkins, J. Richards

     AN ACT relating to crimes and punishments.
     Create a new section of KRS Chapter 218A to apply a uniform penalty of mandatory drug treatment and community service to persons convicted of possessing certain drugs and paraphernalia; amend KRS 218A.140 to revise possession of counterfeit substances from a Class D felony to a Class A misdemeanor; amend KRS 218A.1415 to revise possession of a controlled substance from a Class D felony to a Class A misdemeanor; amend KRS 218A.1437 to lower possession of a methamphetamine precursor from a Class D felony to a Class A misdemeanor; amend KRS 218A.276 to require that defendants convicted of possession of a counterfeit substance under KRS 218A.140, marijuana under KRS 218A.1422, synthetic drugs under 218A.1430, methamphetamine precursors under 218A.1437, salvia under KRS 218A.1451, or drug paraphernalia under KRS 218A.500 complete a drug treatment program; amend KRS 218A.275 to require that defendants convicted of possession of a controlled substance under various sections of Chapter 218A complete a drug treatment program; amend KRS 431.078 to conform.



     Feb 14, 2017 - introduced in House
     Feb 15, 2017 - to Judiciary (H)