GA HB12 | 2021-2022 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)
Status: Introduced on November 16 2020 - 25% progression
Action: 2020-11-16 - House Prefiled
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]


A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Chapter 13 of Title 16 of the O.C.G.A., relating to controlled substances, so as to provide that possession of certain quantities of marijuana constitute a misdemeanor; to change provisions relating to punishment; to amend Title 15, Title 16, Chapter 7 of Title 17, and Code Section 36-32-6 of the O.C.G.A., relating to courts, crimes and offenses, pretrial proceedings, and municipal court jurisdiction in marijuana possession cases; to amend Code Section 35-3-33 of the O.C.G.A., relating to powers and duties of the Georgia Crime Information Center generally, so as to revise provisions relating to obtaining fingerprints and other identifying data on persons arrested or taken into custody for misdemeanor marijuana possession; to provide for related matters; to provide for an effective date and applicability; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

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Controlled substances; possession of certain quantities of marijuana constitute a misdemeanor; provide



2020-11-16HouseHouse Prefiled

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