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General Assembly

 

Proposed Bill No. 349

 

January Session, 2009

 

LCO No. 1463

   

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

 

Introduced by:

 

SEN. LOONEY, 11th Dist.

SEN. HARP, 10th Dist.

 

AN ACT CONCERNING THE PENALTY FOR POSSESSION OF A SMALL AMOUNT OF MARIJUANA.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

That subsection (c) of section 21a-279 of the general statutes be amended to make the penalty for possessing less than one ounce of marijuana an infraction rather than an unclassified misdemeanor.

Statement of Purpose:

To create a more sensible state policy regarding marijuana possession by classifying the possession of a small amount of marijuana as an infraction.