2011 Regular Session


File Code: Criminal Law - Substantive Crimes
Sponsored By:
Delegates Anderson, Alston, Branch, Braveboy, Carr, Conaway, Dumais, Glenn, Gutierrez, Kaiser, McIntosh, Mitchell, Nathan-Pulliam, Niemann, Oaks, Rosenberg, Ross, Smigiel, V. Turner, Waldstreicher, and Washington
Criminal Law - Marijuana - Use or Possession of Small Amount


Establishing that the use or possession of less than 28.5 grams of marijuana is a civil offense, punishable by a fine of up to $100; establishing that a person who violates the prohibition against the use or possession of less than 28.5 grams of marijuana shall be issued a citation; establishing procedures for a Code violation proceeding under the Act; etc.

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 2/22 at 1:00 p.m.
Senate Action
No Action

Sponsored by:

Delegate Curt Anderson, District 43
Delegate Tiffany T. Alston, District 24
Delegate Talmadge Branch, District 45
Delegate Aisha N. Braveboy, District 25
Delegate Alfred C. Carr, Jr., District 18
Delegate Frank M. Conaway, Jr., District 40
Delegate Kathleen M. Dumais, District 15
Delegate Cheryl D. Glenn, District 45
Delegate Ana Sol Gutierrez, District 18
Delegate Anne R. Kaiser, District 14
Delegate Maggie McIntosh, District 43
Delegate Keiffer J. Mitchell, Jr., District 44
Delegate Shirley Nathan-Pulliam, District 10
Delegate Doyle L. Niemann, District 47
Delegate Nathaniel T. Oaks, District 41
Delegate Samuel I. Rosenberg, District 41
Delegate Justin D. Ross, District 22
Delegate Michael D. Smigiel, Sr., District 36
Delegate Veronica Turner, District 26
Delegate Jeff Waldstreicher, District 18
Delegate Mary L. Washington, District 43

Bill indexed under the following Subjects:

Appeals -see also- Judicial Review
Controlled Dangerous Substances -see also- Drugs; Subst Abus
Court Costs
Crimes and Punishments -see also- Penalties and Sentnc; etc.
District Courts
Fines -see also- Penalties and Sentences
Law Enforcement -see also- State Police, Department of
Minors -see also- Age of Majority; Youth
Penalties and Sentences -see also- Death Penalty
State's Attorneys
Summonses -see also- Subpoenas

Bill affects the following Statutes:

Courts and Judicial Proceedings
( 3-8A-01 , 3-8A-33 )
Criminal Law
( 5-601 , 5-601.1 )


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