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BILL SUMMARY

Authorizes any metropolitan or municipal government to submit a question by resolution to voters on police prioritization regarding marijuana possession. The question reads:

Should local law enforcement reprioritize enforcement of possession of one ounce or less of marijuana by an adult for personal use so that such adults are provided a warning in lieu of arrest?

ANALYSIS

The bill would allow for local governments to direct police to not enforce state law regarding marijuana possession.

The bill raises numerous questions and concerns. Does this create an equal protection issue as a state law is enforced in some areas and not in others? Also, will this set a precedent for local exemption of other state criminal laws that local governments disagree with?

STATUS

Passed House Criminal Justice Committee but failed in Senate Judiciary Committee.

TRACK THIS BILL

Senate Bill / House Bill
Sponsor(s): Kyle in the Senate, Parkinson in the House