Summary of the Introduced Version of the Bill
HB 1952 -- Meth Lab Elimination Act
This bill removes all methamphetamine precursor drugs from the
list of Schedule IV and Schedule V controlled substances and
reclassifies them to the list of Schedule III. As a result of
the reclassification, a physician's prescription will be required
to obtain any of these drugs unless the product is exempted under
these provisions or is a dietary supplement, herb, or natural
product that contains naturally occurring ephedrine alkaloids if
the substances do not exceed 15% of the total weight of the
supplement, herb, or natural product.
The bill allows, upon the written application of a manufacturer,
the Department of Health and Senior Services to exempt by rule
any product containing any of these methamphetamine precursor
drugs from these provisions if the product is proven to not be
feasible for the conversion of the active ingredient into
methamphetamine. Upon notification from the State Highway Patrol
that it has probable cause to believe that a product exempted by
these provisions is feasible for conversion into methamphetamine,
the department may issue an emergency rule revoking the exemption
for the product pending a full hearing.
These provisions are to be known as the Meth Lab Elimination Act
and will expire August 28, 2014.
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