House Bill 8: Rep. John Tilley (sponsor)
An ACT relating to illegal drugs and declaring an emergency.
Amends KRS 218A.010 to include additional substances within the definition of synthetic drugs; amend KRS 218A.050 to include additional substances within the definition of Schedule 1 controlled substances.
- include synthetic drug activity within the offense of unlawful transaction with a minor in the second degree.
- include provisions modifying the time periods during which certain methamphetamine offenders are prohibited from purchasing ephedrine-based products and to preserve the prescriptive authority of various practitioners in the event of a rescheduling of hydrocodone-based drugs.
HB481: Representative John Tilley (sponsor)
Effective Date: April 11, 2012
Designed to close gaps in the synthetic drug laws.
• increases penalty for 2nd offense trafficking in synthetic marijuana, making it a felony for the 1st time
• allows asset forfeiture to apply to synthetic drugs
• allows ODCP to assist CHFS in identifying chemicals to be banned by administrative regulation
Governor Beshear Signs Emergency Regulations Making Synthetic Cannabinoids Scheduled 1 Substance
SB3: Senator Robert Stivers (sponsor)
Effective Date: July 12, 2012
Sets out to make pseudoephedrine available by prescription only.
However, as a result of compromise, this bill:
• reduces monthly limit from 9 grams in a 30 day period to 7.2 grams in a 30 day period
• lowers the annual limit from 108 grams to 24 grams (which translates to enough for use during spring & fall – for seasonal allergies)
• creates offender block list – an individual convicted of a methamphetamine related offense is prohibited from buying a pseudoephedrine product for a period of 5 years after completion of sentence