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H.768

Introduced by   Representatives Howard of Rutland City and DePoy of Rutland City

Referred to Committee on

Date:

Subject:  Regulated drugs; use in presence of minor  

Statement of purpose:  This bill proposes to make it a crime for a person to use unlawfully a regulated drug in the presence of a minor who is under the person’s care or supervision.

AN ACT RELATING TO USING DRUGS IN THE PRESENCE OF A MINOR

It is hereby enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Vermont:

Sec. 1.  18 V.S.A. § 4237 is amended to read:

§ 4237.  SELLING OR DISPENSING TO MINORS; USING IN PRESENCE

              OF A MINOR; SELLING ON SCHOOL GROUNDS

(a)  Dispensing regulated drugs to minors.  A person knowingly and unlawfully dispensing any regulated drug to a minor who is at least three years that person’s junior shall be sentenced to a term of imprisonment of not more than five years.

(b)  Sale of regulated drugs.  A person knowingly and unlawfully selling any regulated drug to a minor, or knowingly and unlawfully using any regulated drug in the presence of a minor who is under the person’s care or supervision, shall, in addition to any other penalty, be sentenced to a term of imprisonment of not more than ten years.

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The Vermont General Assembly
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Montpelier, Vermont


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