Bill Summary for H 464 (2017-2018)

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Jun 20 2017

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View NCGA Bill Details2017-2018 Session
House Bill 464 (Public) Filed Thursday, March 23, 2017
AN ACT REVISING THE SCHEDULE OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES TO ADD SYNTHETIC FENTANYLS, DESIGNER HALLUCINOGENICS, SYNTHETIC CANNABINOIDS, SYSTEM DEPRESSANTS, AND OTHER SUBSTANCES AND MAKING CONFORMING CHANGES; AND CREATING THE TASK FORCE ON SENTENCING REFORMS FOR OPIOID DRUG CONVICTIONS.
Intro. by Horn, Murphy, Malone.

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Senate committee substitute makes the following changes to the 3rd edition.

Makes an organizational change.

Amends GS 90-89 (Schedule I controlled substances). Adds two more examples of synthetic cannabinoids, and six opioids, all considered to be Schedule I controlled substances.

Amends GS 14-17 (Murder in the first and second degree defined; punishment). Amends the circumstances when a person who commits second degree murder shall be punished as a Class B2 felon, to include murder proximately caused by the unlawful distribution and ingestion of controlled substances including opiums, opiates, opioids (was, opium), synthetic or natural salt, compounds, derivatives, or preparations thereof, or depressants described in GS 90-92(a)(1), or other currently listed substances.

Makes conforming changes to the long title.

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