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2019 House Bill 5137: Increase heroin and fentanyl dealer penalties
Introduced by Rep. Julie Alexander (R) on October 22, 2019
To authorize sentences of life in prison for delivering, manufacturing, or possessing with intent to deliver more than 1000 grams of heroin or fentanyl, and penalties starting at 20 years for amounts starting at 50 grams.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Judiciary Committee on October 22, 2019
Reported in the House on May 27, 2020
With the recommendation that the substitute (H-5) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Passed 107 to 1 in the House on June 10, 2020.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
To authorize sentences of life in prison for delivering, manufacturing, or possessing with intent to deliver more than 1000 grams of heroin or fentanyl, and penalties starting at 20 years for amounts starting at 50 grams. Maximum penalties for less than 50 grams would be lowered from 20 years to 10 years; and penalties on other narcotic or cocaine offenses would be slightly reduced.
Moved to reconsider by Rep. Triston Cole (R) on June 10, 2020
The vote by which the bill was passed.
The motion passed by voice vote in the House on June 10, 2020
Received in the House on June 10, 2020
Passed 105 to 3 in the House on June 10, 2020.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
To authorize sentences of life in prison for delivering, manufacturing, or possessing with intent to deliver more than 1000 grams of heroin or fentanyl, and penalties starting at 20 years for amounts starting at 50 grams. Maximum penalties for less than 50 grams would be lowered from 20 years to 10 years.
Received in the Senate on June 11, 2020
Referred to the Senate Judiciary and Public Safety Committee on June 11, 2020

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