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SB-649 Possession of controlled substances: penalties.(2013-2014)

Senate:
Int
1st
Cmt
2nd
3rd
Pass
Pass
Veto
Assembly:
1st
Cmt
2nd
3rd
Pass
Bill Status
SB-649
Leno (S)
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Hancock (S) , Jackson (S)
Possession of controlled substances: penalties.
03/25/13
An act to amend Section 11350 of the Health and Safety Code, relating to controlled substances.
Senate
09/12/13
06/03/13

Type of Measure
Inactive Bill - Vetoed
Majority Vote Required
Non-Appropriation
Non-Fiscal Committee
Non-State-Mandated Local Program
Non-Urgency
Non-Tax levy
Last 5 History Actions
Date Action
02/27/14 Consideration of Governor's veto stricken from file.
10/12/13 In Senate. Consideration of Governor's veto pending.
10/12/13 Vetoed by the Governor.
09/18/13 Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 5 p.m.
09/10/13 Assembly amendments concurred in. (Ayes 24. Noes 14. Page 2275.) Ordered to engrossing and enrolling.
Governor's Veto Message
To the Members of the California State Senate:

I am returning Senate Bill 649 without my signature.

This bill would allow possession of heroin or cocaine to be charged as a misdemeanor instead of a felony.

Under SB 105, we are going to examine in detail California's criminal justice system, including the current sentencing structure. We will do so with the full participation of all necessary parties, including law enforcement, local government, courts and treatment providers. That will be the appropriate time to evaluate our existing drug laws.

Sincerely,



Edmund G. Brown Jr.