Controlled paraphernalia; unlawful to possess or distribute, exceptions, penalty. (HB170)

Introduced By

Del. Dave Albo (R-Springfield)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Possession of controlled paraphernalia. Reduces from a Class 1 misdemeanor to a Class 2 misdemeanor the penalty for possession of controlled paraphernalia, currently defined as (i) a hypodermic syringe or other instrument adapted for the administration of controlled substances under circumstances that reasonably indicate an intention to use such controlled paraphernalia for purposes of illegally administering any controlled substance or (ii) gelatin capsules, glassine envelopes, or any other container suitable for the packaging of individual quantities of controlled substances in sufficient quantity to and under circumstances that reasonably indicate an intention to use any such container for the illegal manufacture, distribution, or dispensing of controlled substances. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


12/23/2015Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16100784D
12/23/2015Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/14/2016Assigned to sub: Subcommittee Criminal Law
01/14/2016Assigned App. sub: Subcommittee Criminal Law
01/14/2016Assigned Courts sub:
01/19/2016Impact statement from DPB (HB170)
01/27/2016Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (11-Y 0-N)
02/03/2016Reported from Courts of Justice (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2016Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2016Committee substitute printed 16104975D-H1
02/05/2016Read first time
02/08/2016Read second time
02/08/2016Committee substitute agreed to 16104975D-H1
02/08/2016Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB170H1
02/09/2016Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/09/2016VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2016Constitutional reading dispensed
02/10/2016Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/22/2016Reported from Courts of Justice (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2016Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2016Read third time
02/24/2016Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2016Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB170ER)
02/25/2016Signed by Speaker
02/26/2016Signed by President
02/29/2016Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 2/29/16
02/29/2016G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 7, 2016
03/02/2016Impact statement from DPB (HB170ER)
03/04/2016G Approved by Governor-Chapter 229 (effective 7/1/16)
03/04/2016G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0229)


Emily writes:

How about a needle exchange and rehab...Hepatitis C it's rampid. Stop treating substance abuse as a crime and recognize like most of the country it's a mental health issue...what year is it? Over 70% of our where are crowded jails are from drug violation how do you handle that legislators? Let's see how Colorado made out oh yeah they saved billion E and they worked on my habitating a mental health issue that thousands of people in this country struggle with some of which were turned on by their own doctor