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SB 1017 Contraband cigarettes, tax-paid; increases penalty for possession with intent to distribute.

Introduced by: Janet D. Howell | all patrons    ...    notes | add to my profiles

SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED:

Tax-paid contraband cigarettes; penalties. Increases the penalty for possession with intent to distribute more than 25 but fewer than 500 cartons of tax-paid cigarettes by a person other than an authorized holder from a Class 2 to a Class 1 misdemeanor for a first offense and from a Class 1 misdemeanor to a Class 6 felony for a second or subsequent offense. The bill also imposes a Class 6 felony for possession, with intent to distribute, of 500 or more cartons of tax-paid cigarettes by a person other than an authorized holder and a Class 5 felony for a second or subsequent offense. This bill is identical to HB 1783.


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