2010 Regular Session


File Code: Criminal Law - Substantive Crimes
Sponsored By:
Delegates Shank, Anderson, Kramer, McConkey, Myers, Serafini, and Smigiel
Criminal Law - Distributing a Controlled Dangerous Substance to a Minor Causing Death


Prohibiting a person 18 years of age or older from distributing or dispensing to a minor a controlled dangerous substance, the use or ingestion of which causes the death of the minor; establishing penalties; and providing that in a prosecution for violation of the Act, the State need only prove that a reasonable person, based on the totality of the circumstances, should have known that the minor had not attained the age of 18 years.

History by Legislative and Calendar Date

Legislative date is used to record history occurring in the Chambers otherwise Calendar date is used.
House Action
First Reading Judiciary
Hearing 3/9 at 1:00 p.m.
Senate Action
No Action

Sponsored by:

Delegate Christopher B. Shank, District 2B
Delegate Curt Anderson, District 43
Delegate Benjamin F. Kramer, District 19
Delegate Tony McConkey, District 33A
Delegate LeRoy E. Myers, Jr., District 1C
Delegate Andrew A. Serafini, District 2A
Delegate Michael D. Smigiel, Sr., District 36

Bill indexed under the following Subjects:

Controlled Dangerous Substances -see also- Substance Abuse
Crimes and Punishments -see also- Penalties and Sentnc; etc.
Death -see also- Advance Medical Directives; Wrongful Death.
Minors -see also- Age of Majority; Youth
Parole and Probation
Penalties and Sentences -see also- Death Penalty

Bill affects the following Statute:

Criminal Law
( 5-602.1 )


All documents except Roll Call Votes are displayed in PDF format:
Bill Text: First Reading, Third Reading, Enrolled
Fiscal and Policy Note: Available
Amendments: None offered