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General Assembly



January Session, 2009

LCO No. 6332



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 Public Health and the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services shall study whether the decriminalization of the possession of small amounts of marijuana under section 1 of this act results in an increase or reduction in service needs and costs of said departments on and after October 1, 2009. Not later than January 1, 2011, each department shall report its findings to the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to public health and judiciary in accordance with section 11-4a of the general statutes. "