BILL REQ. #:  H-2761.1 


State of Washington63rd Legislature2014 Regular Session

By Representatives Appleton, Fitzgibbon, Pollet, Roberts, and Farrell

Prefiled 12/10/13. Read first time 01/13/14.   Referred to Committee on Public Safety.

     AN ACT Relating to reducing the penalty for possession of controlled substances; amending RCW 9.94A.518 and 69.50.4013; and repealing RCW 69.50.4014.


Sec. 1   RCW 9.94A.518 and 2003 c 53 s 57 are each amended to read as follows:

IIIAny felony offense under chapter 69.50      RCW with a deadly weapon      special verdict under RCW      ((9.94A.602)) 9.94A.825
 Controlled Substance Homicide (RCW      69.50.415)
 Delivery of imitation controlled      substance by person eighteen or      over to person under eighteen      (RCW 69.52.030(2))
 Involving a minor in drug dealing      (RCW 69.50.4015)
 Manufacture of methamphetamine      (RCW 69.50.401(2)(b))
 Over 18 and deliver heroin,      methamphetamine, a narcotic from      Schedule I or II, or flunitrazepam      from Schedule IV to someone      under 18 (RCW 69.50.406)
 Over 18 and deliver narcotic from      Schedule III, IV, or V or a      nonnarcotic, except flunitrazepam      or methamphetamine, from      Schedule I-V to someone under 18      and 3 years junior (RCW      69.50.406)
 Possession of Ephedrine,      Pseudoephedrine, or Anhydrous      Ammonia with intent to      manufacture      methamphetamine (RCW      69.50.440)
 Selling for profit (controlled or      counterfeit) any controlled      substance (RCW 69.50.410)
IICreate, deliver, or possess a counterfeit      controlled substance (RCW      69.50.4011)
 Deliver or possess with intent to deliver      methamphetamine (RCW      69.50.401(2)(b))
 Delivery of a material in lieu of a      controlled substance (RCW      69.50.4012)
 Maintaining a Dwelling or Place for      Controlled Substances (RCW      69.50.402(1)(f))
 Manufacture, deliver, or possess with      intent to deliver amphetamine      (RCW 69.50.401(2)(b))
 Manufacture, deliver, or possess with      intent to deliver narcotics from      Schedule I or II or flunitrazepam      from Schedule IV (RCW      69.50.401(2)(a))
 Manufacture, deliver, or possess with      intent to deliver narcotics from      Schedule III, IV, or V or      nonnarcotics from Schedule I-V      (except marijuana, amphetamine,      methamphetamines, or      flunitrazepam) (RCW      69.50.401(2) (c) through (e))
 Manufacture, distribute, or possess with      intent to distribute an imitation      controlled substance (RCW      69.52.030(1))
IForged Prescription (RCW 69.41.020)
 Forged Prescription for a Controlled      Substance (RCW 69.50.403)
 Manufacture, deliver, or possess with      intent to deliver marijuana (RCW      69.50.401(2)(c))
 ((Possess Controlled Substance that is a      Narcotic from Schedule III, IV, or      V or Nonnarcotic from Schedule I-V (RCW 69.50.4013)
 Possession of Controlled Substance      that is either heroin or narcotics      from Schedule I or II (RCW      69.50.4013)))
 Unlawful Use of Building for Drug      Purposes (RCW 69.53.010)

Sec. 2   RCW 69.50.4013 and 2013 c 3 s 20 (Initiative Measure No. 502) are each amended to read as follows:
     (1) It is unlawful for any person to possess a controlled substance unless the substance was obtained directly from, or pursuant to, a valid prescription or order of a practitioner while acting in the course of his or her professional practice, or except as otherwise authorized by this chapter.
     (2) ((Except as provided in RCW 69.50.4014,)) Any person who violates this section is guilty of a ((class C felony)) misdemeanor punishable under chapter 9A.20 RCW.
     (3) The possession, by a person twenty-one years of age or older, of useable marijuana or marijuana-infused products in amounts that do not exceed those set forth in RCW 69.50.360(3) is not a violation of this section, this chapter, or any other provision of Washington state law.

NEW SECTION.  Sec. 3   RCW 69.50.4014 (Possession of forty grams or less of marihuana -- Penalty) and 2003 c 53 s 335 are each repealed.

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