SB 0404 by *Gresham

Criminal Offenses - As introduced, creates the Class C felony offense of endangering a child through the manufacture of methamphetamine which is initiating the manufacture of meth in a residence in which a child under 14 is located or within 200 feet of such a residence. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 4.
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  • Actions For SB0404Date
    Assigned to Gen. Sub of S. Jud. Comm.04/06/2011
    P2C, ref. to S. Jud Comm.02/10/2011
    Intro., P1C.02/09/2011
    Filed for intro.02/08/2011
    Actions For HB0862Date
    Taken Off Notice For Cal. in s/c HHR Subcommittee of Health & Human Resources Committee 04/05/2011
    Placed on s/c cal HHR Subcommittee for 4/5/201103/30/2011
    Action Def. in s/c HHR Subcommittee to 4/5/201103/29/2011
    Placed on s/c cal HHR Subcommittee for 3/29/201103/23/2011
    Action Def. in s/c HHR Subcommittee to 3/29/201103/15/2011
    Placed on s/c cal HHR Subcommittee for 3/15/201103/09/2011
    Assigned to s/c HHR Subcommittee02/17/2011
    P2C, ref. to Health & Human Resources Committee02/17/2011
    Intro., P1C.02/16/2011
    Filed for intro.02/15/2011
  • No amendments for SB0404.
    No amendments for HB0862.

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  • Fiscal Summary

    Increase State Revenue - Not Significant Increase State Expenditures - $52,508,600/Incarceration*


    Bill Summary

    This bill makes it a Class C felony, with a mandatory minimum sentence of six years imprisonment, for a person to knowingly and unlawfully manufacture, attempt to manufacture, or initiate the process of manufacturing, methamphetamine in a residence where a child younger than 14 years of age is found or within 200 feet of such a residence.

    A violation of this bill is a specific and separate offense which would be pled in a separate count of the indictment and tried before the same jury as the underlying charge of manufacture of a controlled substance or initiation of a process intended to result in the manufacture of methamphetamine. Any sentence imposed for a violation of this bill must be served consecutively to any sentence the person is serving at the time of the offense or is sentenced to serve for conviction of the underlying offense. In addition to any other penalty, a person convicted of violating this bill would be subject to a fine of between $2,000 and $100,000.

    Generally, under present law, it is a Class B felony for a person to manufacture at least .5 grams of methamphetamine or to knowingly initiate a process intended to result in the manufacture of methamphetamine and a Class C felony for a person to manufacture less than .5 grams of methamphetamine.

    Also, under present law, it is severe child abuse for a person to knowingly allow a child to be present within a structure where methamphetamine is being created. Generally, no child who is a victim of severe child abuse may be returned to the custody of the abuser at any time unless the court finds on the basis of clear and convincing evidence that the child will be provided a safe home free from further brutality and abuse.

  • FiscalNote for SB0404/HB0862 filed under SB0404
  • House Floor and Committee Votes

    Votes for Bill HB0862 by the House are not available.

    Senate Floor and Committee Votes

    Votes for Bill SB0404 by the Senate are not available.