HB739 - DRUG CRIMES - Summers, Don
HB739 CHANGES PENALTY FOR CERTAIN DRUG CRIMES.
Sponsor: Summers, Don (2) Effective Date:00/00/00
CoSponsor: LR Number:1540-01
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HB 739 -- Drug Crimes

Sponsor:  Summers

This bill increases the penalty for certain drug crimes and
makes a drug dealer, a parent, or legal guardian criminally
liable for the juvenile delinquency or diminished welfare of a
child who becomes associated with drugs.

The bill:

(1) Makes it a class A felony to distribute, deliver,
manufacture, or produce a controlled substance, except 5 grams
or less of marijuana.  Under current law, it is a class B felony;

(2) Makes it a class B felony to attempt to distribute, deliver,
manufacture or produce a controlled substance, except 5 grams or
less of marijuana;

(3) Makes it a class D felony to attempt to distribute or
attempt to deliver not more than 5 grams of marijuana;

(4) Makes it a felony punishable by a prison term of not less
than 5 years in addition to the penalty for other drug crimes if:

(a) any person creates a substantial risk to the life, body or
health of a child less than 17 years of age;

(b) any person knowingly encourages, aids or causes the welfare
of a child less than 17 years of age to be jeopardized or
encourages, aids, or causes a minor to violate a state law or
municipal ordinance; or

(c) a parent or legal guardian with care or custody of a minor,
recklessly fails or refuses to exercise reasonable care of the
child to prevent the child from violating the law or suffer
diminished welfare.


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