February 18, 2011



DIGEST OF SB 192 (Updated February 15, 2011 12:57 pm - DI 106)

Citations Affected: Noncode.

Synopsis: Study of marijuana. Requires the criminal law and sentencing policy study committee to study issues relating to marijuana.

Effective: July 1, 2011.


    January 5, 2011, read first time and referred to Committee on Rules and Legislative Procedure.
    January 25, 2011, amended; reassigned to Committee on Corrections, Criminal, and Civil Matters.
    February 17, 2011, reported favorably _ Do Pass.

February 18, 2011

First Regular Session 117th General Assembly (2011)

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    A BILL FOR AN ACT concerning criminal law and procedure.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:

SOURCE: ; (11)SB0192.2.1. -->     SECTION 1. [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2011] (a) In the 2011 legislative interim, the criminal law and sentencing policy study committee established by IC 2-5.5-5-1 shall study and make recommendations regarding the following issues:
        (1) Marijuana and its effect on the Indiana criminal justice system.
        (2) Whether the possession and use of marijuana should continue to be illegal in Indiana and, if so, which penalties and amounts pertaining to marijuana possession and use are appropriate.
        (3) Whether a program for medical marijuana should be implemented in Indiana and, if so, under what parameters.
        (4) Whether marijuana should be treated and controlled like alcohol, with controlled and regulated sales, and special taxation.
        (5) Any other issue related to marijuana.
    (b) This SECTION expires January 1, 2012.