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File #: 140697    Version:
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 9/3/2014 In control: PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE
On agenda: Final action: 6/2/2015
Effective date: 6/19/2015    
Title: A substitute ordinance relating to penalties for possession of marijuana.
Sponsors: THE CHAIR
Attachments: 1. Communication from ACLU, 2. Hearing Notice List, 3. Proposed Sub A, 4. Proposed Sub B, 5. Proposed Sub C, 6. Proposed Sub D, 7. Communication from Municipal Court, 8. Notice Published on 6-18-15
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultTallyAction DetailsMeeting DetailsVideo
6/18/20151 CITY CLERK PUBLISHED   Action details Meeting details Not available
6/11/20151 MAYOR SIGNED   Action details Meeting details Not available
6/2/20151 COMMON COUNCIL ASSIGNED TO

Minutes note: Ald. Kovac's Substitute D is before the Council as it was before the Council prior to the successful motion to hold.
Fail4:9 Action details Meeting details Video Video
6/2/20151 COMMON COUNCIL SUBSTITUTED

Minutes note: Accept Proposed Substitute D
Pass10:3 Action details Meeting details Not available
6/2/20151 COMMON COUNCIL PASSEDPass10:3 Action details Meeting details Not available
5/12/20151 COMMON COUNCIL TAKEN FROM COMMITTEEPass14:0 Action details Meeting details Not available
5/12/20151 COMMON COUNCIL SUBSTITUTED

Minutes note: Ald. Wade asked to be a Co-sponsor to this file. There were no objections
Pass10:4 Action details Meeting details Not available
5/12/20151 COMMON COUNCIL ASSIGNED TOFail6:8 Action details Meeting details Not available
5/12/20151 COMMON COUNCIL HELD IN COUNCILPass5:9 Action details Meeting details Not available
2/19/20150 PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTED

Minutes note: Appearing Sponsors - Ald. Kovac, Hamilton kurt Behling - Asst City Atty. Prosecution Division Mr. Fred Royal - NAACP Milwaukee Mr. Mike Wilder - Issue Coordinator Wisconsin Voice Ms. Molly Collins - ACLU Associate Director Mr. Charlie Fox - citizen Ms. Rose Stietz - citizen Ms. Nicole Todd - Milwaukee Community Services Ms. Maggie Attlas- citizen Ald. Puente moved to present Proposed Sub C before committee. There were no objections
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2/19/20151 PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE HELD TO CALL OF THE CHAIRPass4:1 Action details Meeting details Video Video
2/18/20150 PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE HEARING NOTICES SENT   Action details Meeting details Not available
10/2/20140 PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE HELD TO CALL OF THE CHAIR

Minutes note: Ald. Puente moved to make part of the file a memo sent from ACLU There were no objections Appearing: Ald. Kovac MPD Inspector Carianne Yerkes
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9/26/20140 PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE HEARING NOTICES SENT   Action details Meeting details Not available
9/26/20140 PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE HEARING NOTICES SENT   Action details Meeting details Not available
9/11/20140 PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE HELD TO CALL OF THE CHAIRPass4:0 Action details Meeting details Not available
9/8/20140 PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE HEARING NOTICES SENT   Action details Meeting details Not available
9/8/20140 PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE HEARING NOTICES SENT   Action details Meeting details Not available
9/3/20140 COMMON COUNCIL ASSIGNED TO   Action details Meeting details Not available
Number
140697
Version
SUBSTITUTE 2
Reference

Sponsor
ALD. KOVAC, HAMILTON, BAUMAN, STAMPER AND WADE
Title
A substitute ordinance relating to penalties for possession of marijuana.
Sections
106-38-2 am
106-38-3-a ra
106-38-3-a-2 cr
Analysis
This ordinance changes the forfeiture for possession of marijuana from $250 - $500 to $0 - $50. The ordinance also establishes a forfeiture of $250 - $500 for a person convicted of smoking marijuana in a public place.
Body
The Mayor and Common Council of the City of Milwaukee do ordain as follows:

Part 1. Section 106-38-2 of the code is amended to read:

106-38. Possession of Marijuana.
2. PROHIBITED. No person may possess marijuana [[in amounts of 25 grams or less]] unless the marijuana 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 authorized by ch. 961, Wis. Stats.; except that in accordance with s. 66.0107(1)(bm), Wis. Stats., [[any person who is charged with]] >>if a complaint is issued regarding an allegation of possession of more than 25 grams of marijuana, or<< possession of any amount of marijuana following a conviction >>in this state<< for possession of marijuana [[, in this state]], >>the subject of the complaint<< [[shall]] >>may<< not be prosecuted under this section >>for the same action that is the subject of the complaint unless the charges are dismissed or the district attorney declines to prosecute the case<<.

Part 2. Section 106-38-3-a of the code is renumbered to 106-38-3-a-1 and amended to read:

3. PENALTY.
a-1. Forfeit not less than [[$250]] >>$0<< nor more than [[$500]] >>$50<< or, in default of payment, may be imprisoned [[for not more than 20 days]] >>as provided by law<<.

Part 3. Section 106-38-3-a-2 of the code is created to read:

a-2. Forfeit not less than $250 nor more than $500, or, in default of payment maybe imprisoned as provided by la...

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