This bill would make possession of small amounts of certain drugs a civil, rather than criminal, violation. When a person has a criminal record because of minor drug crimes, it creates serious barriers to housing, employment and other basic necessities. Removing criminal penalties for possessing small amounts of drugs will allow individuals to meet their basic needs and help them thrive on their own terms.

Sponsors

Rep. Anne Perry

Session

130

Bill number

LR 933

Position

Support