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 Bill Status of HB5708  98th General Assembly


Short Description:  CANNABIS PENALTIES

House Sponsors
Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy - La Shawn K. Ford - Naomi D. Jakobsson

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  12/3/2014HouseSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
720 ILCS 550/1from Ch. 56 1/2, par. 701
720 ILCS 550/4from Ch. 56 1/2, par. 704
720 ILCS 550/9from Ch. 56 1/2, par. 709
720 ILCS 550/10from Ch. 56 1/2, par. 710
725 ILCS 5/111-3.1 new


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Cannabis Control Act. Provides that the knowing possession of not more than 30 grams of any substance containing cannabis is a petty offense charged by a Uniform Cannabis Ticket with a fine of $100 (rather than a Class C misdemeanor for 2.5 grams or less, a Class B misdemeanor for more than 2.5 grams to 10 grams, and a Class A misdemeanor for more than 10 grams to 30 grams). Provides that knowing possession of more than 30 grams but not more than 500 grams of any substance containing cannabis is a Class A misdemeanor for a first offense (rather than a Class 4 felony) and a Class 4 felony for a subsequent offense (rather than a Class 3 felony). Amends the Code of Criminal Procedure of 1963. Establishes procedures concerning the Uniform Cannabis Ticket.

House Committee Amendment No. 1
Adds reference to:
20 ILCS 2630/5from Ch. 38, par. 206-5
20 ILCS 2630/5.2
705 ILCS 105/27.1afrom Ch. 25, par. 27.1a
705 ILCS 105/27.2afrom Ch. 25, par. 27.2a
705 ILCS 105/27.3bfrom Ch. 25, par. 27.3b
730 ILCS 5/5-1-18.1-1 new
730 ILCS 5/5-4.5-83 new
730 ILCS 5/5-9-1.1from Ch. 38, par. 1005-9-1.1
730 ILCS 5/5-9-1.4from Ch. 38, par. 1005-9-1.4
730 ILCS 5/5-1-18.1-1 new
730 ILCS 5/5-4.5-83 new
730 ILCS 5/5-9-1.1from Ch. 38, par. 1005-9-1.1
730 ILCS 5/5-9-1.4from Ch. 38, par. 1005-9-1.4
705 ILCS 105/16from Ch. 25, par. 16

Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the provisions of the bill. Creates a new regulatory offense classification of offense, which is not to be considered a criminal offense and is fine only for the amount specified in the offense. Amends the Cannabis Control Act. Provides that the knowing possession of not more than 30 grams of any substance containing cannabis is a regulatory offense charged by a Uniform Cannabis Ticket with a fine of $100 (rather than a Class C misdemeanor for 2.5 grams or less, a Class B misdemeanor for more than 2.5 grams to 10 grams, and a Class A misdemeanor for more than 10 grams to 30 grams). Amends the Clerks of Courts Act. Provides the same court cost on a Uniform Cannabis Ticket as a minor traffic ticket. Requires the clerk of the court to seek a sealing order from the court for records related to a Uniform Cannabis Ticket upon the final disposition of the case. Provides for distribution of fines collected on a Uniform Cannabis Ticket. Amends various other Acts to make conforming changes.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/14/2014HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy
  2/14/2014HouseFirst Reading
  2/14/2014HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  3/3/2014HouseAssigned to Restorative Justice Committee
  3/20/2014HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy
  3/20/2014HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  3/21/2014HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. La Shawn K. Ford
  3/24/2014HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Restorative Justice Committee
  3/25/2014HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted in Restorative Justice Committee; by Voice Vote
  3/25/2014HouseDo Pass as Amended / Short Debate Restorative Justice Committee; 005-002-000
  3/25/2014HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  4/9/2014HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  4/9/2014HouseHeld on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Short Debate
  4/11/2014HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  5/5/2014HouseApproved for Consideration Rules Committee; 003-000-000
  5/5/2014HouseFinal Action Deadline Extended-9(b) May 31, 2014
  5/6/2014HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  5/31/2014HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  9/24/2014HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Naomi D. Jakobsson
  12/3/2014HouseSession Sine Die

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