ASSEMBLY, No. 2176

STATE OF NEW JERSEY

217th LEGISLATURE

 

PRE-FILED FOR INTRODUCTION IN THE 2016 SESSION

 


 

Sponsored by:

Assemblyman  ADAM J. TALIAFERRO

District 3 (Cumberland, Gloucester and Salem)

Assemblyman  TIM EUSTACE

District 38 (Bergen and Passaic)

Assemblyman  DANIEL R. BENSON

District 14 (Mercer and Middlesex)

Assemblyman  VINCENT MAZZEO

District 2 (Atlantic)

Assemblyman  NICHOLAS CHIARAVALLOTI

District 31 (Hudson)

Senator  FRED H. MADDEN, JR.

District 4 (Camden and Gloucester)

Senator  M. TERESA RUIZ

District 29 (Essex)

 

Co-Sponsored by:

Assemblyman Rooney and Senator Holzapfel

 

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

     Criminalizes possession and sale of alpha-pyrrolidinopentiophenone (alpha-PVP), commonly known as “flakka” or “flocka.”

 

CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT

     As reported by the Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee with technical review.

  


An Act concerning controlled dangerous substances and amending Title 2C of the New Jersey Statutes.

 

     Be It Enacted by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey:

 

     1.    Section 2 of P.L.2011, c.120 (C.2C:35-5.3a) is amended to read as follows:

     2.    a.  It is a crime for any person knowingly or purposely to manufacture, distribute or dispense, or to possess or have under his control with intent to manufacture, distribute, or dispense substances containing: 4-methylmethcathinone (mephedrone, 4-MMC); 3,4-methylenedioxypyrovalerone (MDPV); 3,4-methylenedioxymethcathinone (methylone, MDMC), 4-methoxymethcathinone (methedrone, bk-PMMA, PMMC); 3-fluoromethcathinone (3-FMC); [or] 4-fluoromethcathinone (flephedrone, 4-FMC); or alpha-pyrrolidinopentiophenone (alpha-PVP).

     b.    A person who violates subsection a. of this section where the quantity involved is one ounce or more is guilty of a crime of the second degree.

     c.     A person who violates subsection a. of this section where the quantity involved is less than one ounce is guilty of a crime of the third degree.

(cf:  P.L.2011, c.120, s.2)

 

     2.    Section 3 of P.L.2011, c.120 (C.2C:35-10.3a) is amended to read as follows:

     3.  a.  It is a crime for any person, knowingly or purposely, to obtain, or to possess, substances containing: 4-methylmethcathinone (mephedrone, 4-MMC); 3,4-methylenedioxypyrovalerone (MDPV); 3,4-methylenedioxymethcathinone (methylone, MDMC), 4-methoxymethcathinone (methedrone, bk-PMMA, PMMC); 3-fluoromethcathinone (3-FMC); [or] 4-fluoromethcathinone (flephedrone, 4-FMC); or alpha-pyrrolidinopentiophenone (alpha-PVP).

     b.    A person who violates subsection a. of this section where the quantity involved is one ounce or more is guilty of a crime of the third degree.

     c.     A person who violates subsection a. of this section where the quantity involved is less than one ounce is guilty of a crime of the fourth degree.

(cf:  P.L.2011, c.120, s.3)

 

     3.    This act shall take effect immediately.