FIRST REGULAR SESSION
HOUSE BILL NO. 136
94TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
INTRODUCED BY REPRESENTATIVES NOLTE (Sponsor), RUESTMAN, ROORDA, ERVIN, SATER, NANCE, ROBB, MOORE, SILVEY AND FLOOK (Co-sponsors).
Pre-filed December 14, 2006 and copies ordered printed.
D. ADAM CRUMBLISS, Chief Clerk
To repeal section 578.255, RSMo, and to enact in lieu thereof one new section relating to prohibiting the possession, use or abuse of certain substances and devices.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the state of Missouri, as follows:
Section A. Section 578.255, RSMo, is repealed and one new section enacted in lieu thereof, to be known as section 578.255, to read as follows:
578.255. 1. As used in this section "alcohol beverage vaporizer" means any device which, by means of heat, a vibrating element, or any method, is capable of producing a breathable mixture containing one or more alcoholic beverages to be dispensed for inhalation into the lungs via the nose or mouth or both.
2. No person shall intentionally or willfully induce the symptoms of intoxication, elation, euphoria, dizziness, excitement, irrational behavior, exhilaration, paralysis, stupefaction, or dulling of the senses or nervous system, distortion of audio, visual or mental processes by the use or abuse of any [solvent, particularly toluol.] of the following substances:
(1) Solvents, particularly toluol;
(2) Ethyl alcohol.
3. This statute shall not apply to substances that have been approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration as therapeutic drug products or are contained in approved over-the-counter drug products or administered lawfully pursuant to the order of an authorized medical practitioner.
[2.] 4. No person shall intentionally possess any solvent, particularly toluol, for the purpose of using it in the manner prohibited by section 578.250 and this section.
5. No person shall possess or use an alcoholic beverage vaporizer.