Judiciary, Division B

2020 Regular Session

Judiciary, Division B

Bill Number Bill Description Bill Status
SB 2009
Good Policy
Sex offenders; future contact with victim prohibited (Carly's Law). Alive
Analysis: This bill makes it a felony crime for convicted sexual offenders to contact in any way their victim(s) for the remainder of their life. This rightly protects victims of sexual crimes and promises swift punishment to sexual offenders who would seek to repeat their crimes.
SB 2010
Not Rated
Statute of limitations; except sexual battery without regard to victim's age. Alive
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SB 2011
Not Rated
Arrest; require probable cause hearing for legislators. Alive
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SB 2012
Not Rated
Conviction; clarify subsequent for certain crimes and post-conviction relief. Alive
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SB 2061
Good Policy
Arrest warrant; opportunity for probable cause hearing before issuance. Alive
Analysis: This bill requires that a judge determine, with or without a hearing, whether probable cause is clearly evident before an arrest warrant is issued against a person for an alleged criminal act. This will strengthen due process and help prevent frivolous prosecutions of Mississippians.
SB 2067
Not Rated
Meritorious earned-time credits; revise application of in relation to parole-eligibility date. Alive
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SB 2069
Not Rated
Railroad right-of-way; unlawful to enter and remain upon without the permission of the owner or operator of the railroad. Alive
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SB 2078
Not Rated
Motor vehicle towing; revise towing at the direction of real property owner. Alive
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SB 2079
Not Rated
Publication of legal notice; authorize in adjacent county. Alive
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SB 2080
Not Rated
Probation and parole officers; limit number of cases that may be handled. Alive
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SB 2082
Not Rated
Firearms; prohibit shooting under certain circumstances. Alive
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SB 2083
Not Rated
Part-time law enforcement officers; revise salary threshold determination. Alive
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SB 2084
Not Rated
Kratom; include in Controlled Substances, Schedule I. Alive
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SB 2112
Not Rated
Criminal history background checks; enact 'Ban the Box'. Alive
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SB 2120
Not Rated
Electronic tracking devices; prohibit tracking of another person's vehicle. Alive
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SB 2122
Not Rated
Organized retail theft; revise. Alive
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SB 2123
Not Rated
'Mississippi Correctional Safety and Rehabilitation Act of 2020'; enact. Alive
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SB 2124
Not Rated
Shoplifting; revise penalties. Alive
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SB 2154
Not Rated
Statutory rape; raise age of consent. Alive
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SB 2158
Not Rated
MDOC supervised release; prohibit incarceration for minor violations of and reduce maximum term for certain forms of. Alive
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SB 2160
Not Rated
Drones; prohibit near and above correctional facilities. Alive
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SB 2161
Not Rated
Crimes of violence; require jury finding to classify burglary and certain other felony offenses as. Alive
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SB 2162
Not Rated
Juvenile offenders; provide alternative sentencing and early-release options when convicted of certain crimes. Alive
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SB 2164
Not Rated
Pseudoephedrine; require written log of over-the-counter sales. Alive
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SB 2166
Not Rated
Voluntary search; require officers to obtain written consent. Alive
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SB 2168
Not Rated
Felony conviction; revise expunction of. Alive
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SB 2169
Not Rated
Opioid and other controlled substances epidemic; provide enhanced penalties. Alive
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SB 2171
Not Rated
Juvenile offenders; alternative sentencing and parole options. Alive
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SB 2178
Not Rated
Texting while driving; revise penalty when resulting in death or injury. Alive
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SB 2189
Not Rated
Vaping; prohibit possession of alternative nicotine products by those under 18. Alive
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SB 2190
Not Rated
Suffrage; provide for restoration upon completion of sentence and payment of fines. Alive
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SB 2191
Not Rated
Off-duty law enforcement officers; authorized to use public vehicles. Alive
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SB 2192
Not Rated
Urine; create the crime of selling or tampering with urine. Alive
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SB 2204
Bad Policy
Local government police vehicles; allow off-duty use under certain circumstances. Alive
Analysis: This bill authorizes off-duty police officers to utilize their government police vehicles when operating as private security while off-duty. Law enforcement officers are of course free to work as private security officers in an off-duty capacity during their free time. However, they are not entitled to public resources while operating independently from doing government work. While employed in a private setting, law enforcement officers are being compensated by that private entity and are not working for the public at that moment. Police vehicles are public property and should only be used by public officials performing public duties, anything else is a misuse of public moneys and resources. It is not the taxpayer's responsibility to foot the bill for police officer's transportation while he/she is off-duty and engaged in private employment.
SB 2207
Not Rated
Fleeing or eluding a law enforcement officer; revise offense of. Alive
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SB 2225
Not Rated
Disabled veteran with service-connected disability; clarify procedure for concealed weapons permit. Alive
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SB 2232
Not Rated
Correctional facilities; revise penalty for bringing a controlled substance onto the property of. Alive
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SB 2233
Not Rated
Criminal history background checks; enact 'Ban the Box.' Alive
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SB 2234
Not Rated
Suffrage; restore suffrage to Vedo Kyles. Alive
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SB 2235
Not Rated
Technical violations; revise definition for purposes of parole revocation. Alive
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SB 2238
Not Rated
'Second Amendment Preservation Act'; enact. Alive
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SB 2269
Bad Policy
Firearm; outlaw open carry of weapons at parades and demonstrations. Alive
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SB 2278
Not Rated
Military service members and family members; enhance civil penalty for deceptive and unfair trade practices. Alive
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SB 2279
Not Rated
State offenders serving sentences in county jails; extend repealer on. Alive
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SB 2280
Not Rated
Youth detention; raise minimum age for youth commitment to state training school and secure detention. Alive
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SB 2282
Not Rated
Unmanned aircraft systems; regulate. Alive
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SB 2376
Not Rated
DUI; clarify time period for out-of-state fourth and subsequent convictions. Alive
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SB 2384
Not Rated
Fair chance hiring standards for employers; establish. Alive
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SB 2388
Not Rated
Parole; change length of sentence to be served before offenders may request judicial recommendation of. Alive
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SB 2390
Not Rated
Sexual battery; conform statute of limitations to rape. Alive
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SB 2409
Not Rated
Dog and cat abuse; create statewide online registry of offenders. Alive
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SB 2416
Not Rated
Terroristic threats; revise. Alive
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SB 2424
Not Rated
Hate crimes; revise delineation of victim. Alive
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SB 2425
Not Rated
Juvenile offenders; alternative sentencing and parole options. Alive
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SB 2426
Not Rated
Habitual offender; prior felonies more than 10 years prior not counted in calculation. Alive
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SB 2431
Not Rated
Intimate visual material; create civil and criminal liability for unlawful disclosure or promotion of. Alive
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SB 2436
Not Rated
Simple possession of controlled substances; revise certain. Alive
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SB 2437
Not Rated
Habitual offender; revise. Alive
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SB 2438
Not Rated
Habitual offender; revise sentencing as. Alive
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SB 2440
Not Rated
Controlled substance offenses; revise enhanced penalties. Alive
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SB 2442
Not Rated
Intervention court; amend criteria for participation in. Alive
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SB 2443
Not Rated
Habitual offender sentencing; revise. Alive
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SB 2444
Not Rated
Habitual offender; revise computation of prior offenses. Alive
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SB 2447
Not Rated
Misdemeanants; may not possess a weapon under certain circumstances. Alive
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SB 2450
Not Rated
Expunction and reenfranchisment; revise procedure for requesting. Alive
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SB 2451
Not Rated
Expungement; consolidate statutes concerning. Alive
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SB 2452
Not Rated
Rapid DNA Task Force; establish within the Department of Public Safety. Alive
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SB 2453
Not Rated
Gubernatorial pardon; provide for notice to victim through SAVIN system. Alive
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SB 2454
Not Rated
Crimes of violence; revise list of offenses designated as such. Alive
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SB 2455
Not Rated
Habitual offender; revise sentencing under. Alive
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SB 2456
Not Rated
Violent habitual offender; revise. Alive
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SB 2459
Not Rated
Gang act; revise. Alive
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SB 2463
Not Rated
Juvenile sentencing; provide criteria for determining parole eligibility and require hearing before imposing life without parole. Alive
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SB 2465
Not Rated
Habitual offender; revise sentencing. Alive
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SB 2466
Not Rated
Violent habitual offender; require bifurcated trial. Alive
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SB 2485
Not Rated
Expunction of conviction; revise. Alive
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SB 2497
Not Rated
Marijuana; legalize. Alive
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SB 2498
Not Rated
Marijuana; allow medical use by seriously ill patients, including service-connected PTSD. Alive
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SB 2527
Not Rated
Intervention courts; technical corrections. Alive
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SB 2540
Not Rated
Landlord-tenant law; revise. Alive
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SB 2550
Not Rated
DUI; nonadjudication of a first offense for CDL holder who was not operating a commercial vehicle. Alive
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SB 2631
Not Rated
Habitual offender; revise sentencing. Alive
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SB 2635
Not Rated
Criminal history; enact 'Ban-the-Box Act.' Alive
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SB 2636
Not Rated
Mississippi Corrupt Persons List; create. Alive
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SB 2638
Not Rated
Fleeing or eluding a law enforcement officer; revise offense of. Alive
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SB 2639
Not Rated
School bus; increase penalties for unlawfully overtaking. Alive
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SB 2641
Not Rated
Assistant District Attorneys; revise number authorized. Alive
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SB 2642
Not Rated
County prosecuting attorney; revise authorization to present matters to the grand jury. Alive
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SB 2644
Not Rated
Urine; create the crime of selling or tampering with urine. Alive
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SB 2646
Not Rated
Juvenile offenders; establish the Juvenile Offender Parole and Rehabilitation Act. Alive
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SB 2650
Not Rated
Marijuana; civil penalty for simple possession of small amount. Alive
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SB 2652
Not Rated
Board on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Training; revise membership of. Alive
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SB 2653
Not Rated
Autopsies; provide for confidentiality of photographs and video and audio recordings with exceptions. Alive
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SB 2654
Not Rated
Registered sex offender; disqualified from serving as volunteer firefighter. Alive
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SB 2655
Not Rated
Mississippi Human Trafficking Act; add additional conduct that constitutes coercion. Alive
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SB 2657
Not Rated
First-degree murder; include unlawful distribution of controlled substances when the distribution is proximate cause of death. Alive
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SB 2658
Not Rated
Domesticated dogs and cats; revise offense of abuse of. Alive
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SB 2659
Not Rated
Law enforcements officers; clarify that certification is regulated by the Board on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Training. Alive
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SB 2676
Not Rated
Youthful offenses; revise when may be tried in circuit court. Alive
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SB 2677
Not Rated
Expunction; allow after 20 years' good behavior with certain exceptions. Alive
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SB 2679
Not Rated
House burglary; create separate violent and nonviolent offenses. Alive
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SB 2681
Not Rated
Parole; early release for nonviolent offenders with less than 3 years to serve for participation in drug court. Alive
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SB 2682
Not Rated
Supreme Court's Commission on Children's Justice; recommendation on child abuse and neglect proceedings. Alive
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SB 2686
Not Rated
Scrap metal; exclude nonfunctioning window units and stainless steel sinks. Alive
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SB 2691
Not Rated
Habitual offender; revise sentencing of an offender after ten-year lapse. Alive
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SB 2693
Not Rated
DNA samples; collected from person arrested for any felony and provide for destruction of samples only upon expungement request. Alive
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SB 2695
Not Rated
Misdemeanor procuring services of a prostitute; mistake of age is no defense. Alive
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SB 2697
Not Rated
Nonadjudication; mandatory in certain cases. Alive
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SB 2699
Not Rated
Youth court; revise transfer to circuit court. Alive
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SB 2703
Not Rated
Corrections; to revise the penalty for possession of cell phones or its components and/or accessories in county jails and prisons. Alive
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SB 2712
Not Rated
Foster care; revise aggravated circumstances leading to removal. Alive
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SB 2740
Not Rated
Malicious prosecution; create misdemeanor offense of. Alive
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SB 2741
Not Rated
Nonadjudication; revise courts' authority. Alive
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SB 2742
Not Rated
Election campaign messages and materials; authorize prosecution for improper authorization or identification. Alive
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SB 2744
Not Rated
Tribal identification cards; recognize as legal means of personal identification. Alive
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SB 2747
Not Rated
'Ban the Box'; facilitate post-incarceration employment opportunities for nonviolent felons. Alive
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SB 2748
Not Rated
'Second Amendment Preservation Act'; state firearm law preempts any local ordinance or regulation. Alive
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SB 2751
Not Rated
Commercial driver's license; revise suspension of. Alive
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SB 2753
Not Rated
Habitual offenders; revise parole eligibility. Alive
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SB 2755
Not Rated
Methamphetamine; revise penalty for simple possession of smaller amounts. Alive
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SB 2757
Not Rated
Comprehensive Firearms Code of MS; interpose in place of any federal law confiscating firearms of law-abiding citizens. Alive
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SB 2758
Not Rated
Criminalization; eliminate regulatory 'catchall' provisions to create criminal offenses. Alive
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SB 2759
Not Rated
Fresh Start Act of 2019; expand. Alive
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SB 2803
Not Rated
MDHS fraud investigators; shall be considered law enforcement officers. Alive
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SB 2832
Not Rated
Fresh Start Act; revise applicability of. Alive
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SB 2835
Not Rated
First-degree murder; include unlawful distribution of controlled substances, when the distribution is proximate cause of death. Alive
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SB 2880
Not Rated
Fresh Start Act; remove limitations on the applicability of. Alive
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KEY: * = Amended % = 3/5ths Vote Required V = Vetoed
  $ = Revenue @ = Exempted From Deadline P = Partially Vetoed