LD 113
Session - 127th Maine Legislature
C "A", Filing Number S-268, Sponsored by
LR 639
Item 2
Bill Tracking, Additional Documents Chamber Status

Amend the bill by striking out the title and substituting the following:

‘An Act Regarding Class C Drug Crimes’

Amend the bill by striking out everything after the enacting clause and before the summary and inserting the following:

Sec. 1. 17-A MRSA §1101, sub-§24  is enacted to read:

24   "Fentanyl powder" means any compound, mixture or preparation, in granular or powder form, containing fentanyl.

Sec. 2. 17-A MRSA §1107-A, sub-§1, ¶B,  as amended by PL 2007, c. 476, §43, is further amended to read:

B. A schedule W drug that contains:

(1) Heroin (diacetylmorphine);

(2) Cocaine in the form of cocaine base and at the time of the offense the person has one or more prior convictions for any offense under this chapter or for engaging in substantially similar conduct to that of the Maine offenses under this chapter in another jurisdiction. For the purposes of this paragraph, a person has been convicted of an offense on the date the judgment of conviction was entered by the court;

(3) Methamphetamine;

(4) Oxycodone and the aggregate quantity of pills, capsules, tablets, mixtures or substances is equal to or more than 30 milligrams;

(5) Hydrocodone; or

(6) Hydromorphone.

(7) Fentanyl powder;

(8) Cocaine and the quantity possessed is 7 grams or more; or

(9) Cocaine in the form of cocaine base and the quantity possessed is 2 grams or more.

Violation of this paragraph is a Class C crime;’


This amendment is one of 3 reports of the committee. The amendment changes the title of the bill and reduces possession of oxycodone in a quantity of less than 30 milligrams or hydrocodone or hydromorphone from a Class C crime to a Class D crime. The amendment defines "fentanyl powder." The amendment classifies as Class C crimes possession of fentanyl powder, cocaine in a quantity of 7 grams or more and cocaine base in a quantity of 2 grams or more.

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