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File No. 748

    January Session, 2015

Substitute Senate Bill No. 952

Senate, April 27, 2015

The Committee on Judiciary reported through SEN. COLEMAN of the 2nd Dist., Chairperson of the Committee on the part of the Senate, that the substitute bill ought to pass.

This act shall take effect as follows and shall amend the following sections:

Section 1

October 1, 2015

21a-279

Sec. 2

October 1, 2015

7-294d(c)

Sec. 3

October 1, 2015

29-28(b)

Sec. 4

October 1, 2015

29-36f(b)

Sec. 5

October 1, 2015

29-37p(b)

Sec. 6

October 1, 2015

53a-217(a)

Sec. 7

October 1, 2015

53a-217c(a)

Sec. 8

October 1, 2015

18-100h(b)

Sec. 9

June 30, 2015

54-124a

Sec. 10

July 1, 2015

New section

Sec. 11

July 1, 2015

New section

Sec. 12

July 1, 2015

54-125a(a)

Sec. 13

July 1, 2015

54-125g

JUD

Joint Favorable Subst.

 

Agency Affected

Fund-Effect

FY 16 $

FY 17 $

Correction, Dept.

GF - Savings

6.6 million

at least 12.4 million

Changes in Prison Population based on Changes to Drug Penalties

Change

Population Reduction

Parole of sentenced prisoners

-550

Presentence population

-480

Sentenced Population changes

-90

Total Reduction During FY 16

-1,120

Sources:

Department of Correction Summary of Offenders by Controlling Offense, as of 1/1/2015

Possession Crime

Penalties Under Current Law

Narcotics (i.e., heroin, cocaine, and crack)

1st offense: up to seven-year prison term, up to a $50,000 fine, or both

2nd offense: up to 15-year prison term, up to a $100,000 fine, or both

Subsequent offenses: up to 25-year prison term, up to a $250,000 fine, or both

Alternative sentence: up to 3-year indeterminate prison term with conditional release by DOC commissioner

4 oz. or more of marijuana or any quantity of other hallucinogens

1st offense: class D felony punishable by up to 5-year prison term, up to a $5,000 fine, or both

Subsequent offenses: class C felony, punishable by up to a 10-year prison term, up to a $10,000 fine, or both

Alternative sentence: up to 3-year indeterminate prison term with conditional release by correction commissioner

Any other illegal drug or at least oz. but less than 4 oz. of marijuana

1st offense: up to one-year prison term, up to a $1,000 fine, or both

Subsequent offenses: class D felony

Alternative sentence for subsequent offenses only: up to three-year indeterminate prison term with conditional release by DOC commissioner

Yea

22

Nay

20

(04/10/2015)

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