The Illinois General Assembly has approved legislation to make possession of 10 grams or less of marijuana an offense punishable by a fine in the state.
By a 64-50 vote, the legislation cleared the Illinois House Wednesday. The Illinois Senate passed the bill last month. It now goes to Gov. Bruce Rauner for consideration.
Under the legislation, those in possession of 10 grams or less of marijuana would face a fine ranging between $100 and $200.
The proposal includes changes Rauner made to similar legislation with an amendatory veto last year. That measure looked to make possession of 15 grams or less of marijuana an offense punishable by a $55 to $125 fine in the state.
The new legislation also seeks to change the zero-tolerance DUI law in Illinois regarding marijuana. Under the proposal, only drivers with a TCH level of 5 nanograms or higher in their blood or 10 nanograms or higher in their saliva would face DUI charges.