Possession of 10 grams or less of marijuana would be an offense punishable by a fine in Illinois under legislation approved in the state Senate Tuesday.
The proposal includes changes Gov. Bruce Rauner made to similar legislation with an amendatory veto last year.
The previous proposal looked to make possession of 15 grams or less of marijuana an offense punishable by a $55 to $125 fine in the state. Under the new measure, the amount of marijuana someone could possess would be 10 grams, with fines ranging between $100 and $200.
The measure 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.
The Rauner administration is "encouraged to see the General Assembly on a path to accept the governor's changes and will continue monitoring the legislation as it moves forward," the governor's spokeswoman Catherine Kelly told the Chicago Tribune.
The measure moves to the House for consideration.