House Bill #5517 (2017)

AN ACT RELATING TO FOOD AND DRUGS - UNIFORM CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES ACT

Provides penalties for the possession, manufacture, sale or delivery of more than one ounce mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of fentanyl.

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  • 2017 – H 5517
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  • S TATE OF RHODE IS L AND
  • IN GENERAL ASSEMBLY
  • JANUARY SESSION, A.D. 2017
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  • A N A C T
  • RELATING TO FOOD AND DRUGS - UNIFORM CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES ACT
  • Introduced By: Representatives Corvese, Coughlin, Phillips, Jacquard, and O'Brien
  • Date Introduced: February 15, 2017
  • Referred To: House Judiciary
  • (Attorney General)
  • It is enacted by the GeneralAssembly as follows:
  • SECTION 1. Sections 21-28-4.01.1 and 21-28-4.01.2 of the GeneralLaws in Chapter 21- 28 entitled "Uniform Controlled Substances Act"are hereby amended to read as follows:
  • 21-28-4.01.1. Minimum sentence – Certain quantities of controlled substances.
  • (a) Except as authorized by this chapter, it shall be unlawful for any person to manufacture, sell, or possess with intent to manufacture, or sell, a controlled substance classified in schedules I or II (excluding marijuana) or to possess or deliver the following enumerated quantities of certain controlled substances:
  • (1) One ounce (1 oz.) to one kilogram (1 kg.) of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of heroin;
  • (2) One ounce (1 oz.) to one kilogram (1 kg.) of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of:
  • (i) Coca leaves, except coca leaves and extracts of coca leaves from which cocaine, ecgonine, and derivatives of ecgonine or their salts have been removed;
  • (ii) Cocaine, its salts, optical and geometric isomers, and salts of isomers;
  • (iii) Ecgonine, its derivatives, their salts, isomers, and salts of isomers; or
  • (iv) Any compound, mixture, or preparation which contains any quantity of any of the substances referred to in paragraphs (i) – (iii) of this subdivision;
  • (3) One gram (1 g.) to ten grams (10 gs.) of phencyclidine (PCP) or one hundred (100) to one thousand (1,000) tablets of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of phencyclidine (PCP);
  • (4) One-tenth of a gram (0.1 g.) to one gram (1 g.) of lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) or one hundred (100) to one thousand (1,000) tablets of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD);
  • (5) One kilogram (1 kg.) to five (5 kgs.) kilograms of a mixture containing a detectable amount of marijuana; or
  • (6) One ounce (1 oz.) to one kilogram (1 kg.) of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of synthetic drugs.
  • (6) One ounce (1 oz.) to one kilogram (1 kg.) of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of synthetic drugs. ; or
  • (7) One ounce (1 oz.) to one kilogram (1 kg.) of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of fentanyl.
  • (b) Any person who violates this section shall be guilty of a crime, and upon conviction, may be imprisoned for a term up to fifty (50) years and fined not more than five hundred thousand dollars ($500,000).
  • 21-28-4.01.2. Minimum sentence – Certain quantities of controlled substances.
  • (a) Except as authorized by the chapter, it shall be unlawful for any person to possess, manufacture, sell, or deliver the following enumerated quantities of certain controlled substances:
  • (1) More than one kilogram (1 kg.) of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of heroin;
  • (2) More than one kilogram (1 kg.) of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of:
  • (i) Coca leaves, except coca leaves and extracts of coca leaves from which cocaine, ecgonine, and derivatives of ecgonine or their salts have been removed;
  • (ii) Cocaine, its salts, optical and geometric isomers, and salts of isomers;
  • (iii) Ecgonine, its derivatives, their salts, isomers, and salts of isomers; or
  • (iv) Any compound, mixture, or preparation which contains any quantity of any of the substances referred to in paragraphs (i) – (iii) of this subdivision;
  • (3) More than ten grams (10 gs.) of phencyclidine (PCP) or more than one thousand (1,000) tablets of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of phencyclidine (PCP);
  • (4) More than one gram (1 g.) of lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD); or more than one thousand (1,000) tablets of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD);
  • (5) More than five kilograms (5 kgs.) of a mixture containing a detectable amount of marijuana; or
  • (6) More than one kilogram (1 kg.) of a mixture or substance containing a detectable
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  • (7) One ounce (1 oz.) to one kilogram (1 kg.) of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of fentanyl.
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  • (7) More than one kilogram (1 kg.) of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of fentanyl.
  • (b) Any person who violates this section shall be guilty of a crime, and upon conviction, may be imprisoned for a term up to life and fined not more than one million dollars ($1,000,000).
  • SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon passage. ======== LC000752 ========
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  • EXPLANATION
  • BY THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL
  • OF
  • A N A C T
  • SECTION 2. This act shalltake effect upon passage. ======== LC000752/SUB A ========
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  • EXPLANATION
  • BY THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL
  • OF
  • A N A C T
  • RELATING TO FOOD AND DRUGS - UNIFORM CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES ACT
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  • This act would include more than one ounce of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of fentanyl as a controlled substance illegal to possess, manufacture, sell or deliver.
  • This act would take effect upon passage. ======== LC000752 ========
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  • This act would make it unlawful for any person to possess, manufacture, sell, or deliver from one ounce (1 oz.) to one kilogram (1 kg.) of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of fentanyl and would provide for a punishment by a prison term of up to fifty (50) years and fine of not more than five hundred thousand dollars ($500,000). The act would also provide for a punishment of up to life in prison and a fine of no more than one million dollars ($1,000,000) for the possession, manufacture, sale, or delivery of more than one kilogram (1 kg.) of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of fentanyl.
  • This act would take effect upon passage. ======== LC000752/SUB A ========
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Votes

NOTE: Electronic voting records are unofficial and may not be accurate. For an official vote tally, check the House or Senate Journal from the day of the vote.

Floor vote for PASSAGE

March 30, 2017 at 4:55pm
Yeas: 68 / Nays: 0 / Not voting: 7 / Recused: 0
Legislator Vote
Rep. Abney Y
Rep. Ackerman Y
Rep. Ajello Y
Rep. Almeida NV
Rep. Amore Y
Rep. Azzinaro Y
Rep. Barros Y
Rep. Bennett Y
Rep. Blazejewski Y
Rep. Canario Y
Rep. Carson Y
Rep. Casey Y
Rep. Casimiro Y
Rep. Chippendale Y
Rep. Corvese Y
Rep. Costantino NV
Rep. Coughlin Y
Rep. Craven Y
Rep. Cunha Y
Rep. Diaz Y
Rep. Donovan Y
Rep. Edwards NV
Rep. Fellela Y
Rep. Filippi Y
Rep. Fogarty Y
Rep. Giarrusso Y
Rep. Handy Y
Rep. Hearn Y
Rep. Hull Y
Rep. Jacquard Y
Rep. Johnston Y
Rep. Kazarian Y
Rep. Keable Y
Rep. Kennedy Y
Rep. Knight Y
Rep. Lancia Y
Rep. Lima NV
Rep. Lombardi Y
Rep. Maldonado Y
Rep. Marshall Y
Rep. Marszalkowski Y
Rep. Mattiello Y
Rep. McEntee Y
Rep. McKiernan Y
Rep. McLaughlin Y
Rep. McNamara Y
Rep. Mendonca Y
Rep. Messier Y
Rep. Morgan Y
Rep. Morin Y
Rep. Nardolillo Y
Rep. Newberry Y
Rep. Nunes Y
Rep. O'Brien Y
Rep. O'Grady NV
Rep. Perez Y
Rep. Phillips Y
Rep. Price Y
Rep. Quattrocchi Y
Rep. Ranglin-Vassell Y
Rep. Regunberg NV
Rep. Roberts Y
Rep. Ruggiero Y
Rep. Serpa Y
Rep. Shanley Y
Rep. Shekarchi Y
Rep. Slater NV
Rep. Solomon Y
Rep. Tanzi Y
Rep. Tobon Y
Rep. Ucci Y
Rep. Vella-Wilkinson Y
Rep. Walsh Y
Rep. Williams Y
Rep. Winfield Y