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SB15-116: Needle-stick Prevention

Criminal Legal Reform
Bill Number: SB15-116
Year: 2015
ACLU Position: Support
Sponsors: Garnett/Steadman


The bill creates an exception to arrest and filing charges for the crime of possession of drug paraphernalia if the person prior to being searched by a peace officer informs the peace officer that he or she has a needle, syringe, or other sharp object on his or her person or in his or her vehicle or home that is subject to a search.

Current Status:

04/03/2015 - Governor Signed
03/25/2015 - Sent to the Governor
03/13/2015 - Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
02/24/2015 - Introduced In House - Assigned to Public Health Care & Human Services

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