Marijuana plants; when seizure of 10 or more, law-enforcement agency may destroy. (SB1012)

Introduced By

Sen. Phil Puckett (D-Tazewell)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Destruction of live marijuana plants. Provides that where a seizure of more than 10 suspected marijuana plants is made in connection with any drug prosecution or investigation, the appropriate law-enforcement agency may destroy the plants by direction of the chief law-enforcement officer or his designee, without a court order, when it is not reasonably possible to preserve the plants in place or to remove the plants to another location; random and representative samples of the plants to be destroyed are retained for evidentiary purposes; and photographs or video recordings are taken to record the total amount of the suspected marijuana plants seized. Read the Bill »


01/19/2011: Failed to Pass in Committee


01/11/2011Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/11 11101105D
01/11/2011Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/12/2011Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
01/19/2011Passed by indefinitely in Courts of Justice (8-Y 6-N 1-A) (see vote tally)