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General Assembly



January Session, 2009

LCO No. 6298



Offered by:


SEN. BOUCHER, 26th Dist.


To: Subst. Senate Bill No. 349

File No. 700

Cal. No. 479

After the last section, add the following and renumber sections and internal references accordingly:

"Sec. 501. (Effective October 1, 2009) The Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services shall conduct a study to determine whether the decriminalization of the possession of small amounts of marijuana under section 1 of this act results in an increase in drug addiction rates or mental health problems, or both, in this state. Not later than January 1, 2011, the department shall report its findings and recommendations to the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to public health and criminal law in accordance with the provisions of section 11-4a of the general statutes. "