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General Assembly



January Session, 2011

LCO No. 8340



Offered by:


SEN. WITKOS, 8th Dist.


To: Subst. Senate Bill No. 1014

File No. 638

Cal. No. 396

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

"Sec. 501. (NEW) (Effective July 1, 2011) Whenever a law enforcement officer makes a lawful stop of a motor vehicle, the possession by the operator or a passenger in such motor vehicle of less than one-half ounce of a cannabis-type substance in violation of section 1 of this act shall constitute probable cause for the law enforcement officer to conduct a search of such vehicle and its contents. "