Florida Senate - 2021 SB 1978 By Senator Powell 30-01251-21 20211978__ 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to the Florida Kratom Consumer 3 Protection Act; creating s. 501.9745, F.S.; providing 4 a short title; defining the terms “department,” 5 “kratom product,” and “processor”; requiring a 6 processor to register with the Department of 7 Agricultural and Consumer Services to sell kratom 8 products at retail; prohibiting processors from 9 selling certain kratom products; prohibiting 10 processors from distributing, selling, or exposing for 11 sale a kratom product to an individual under 21 years 12 of age; providing civil penalties; providing an 13 exception; requiring the department to adopt rules; 14 providing an effective date. 15 16 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 17 18 Section 1. Section 501.9745, Florida Statutes, is created 19 to read: 20 501.9745 Florida Kratom Consumer Protection Act.— 21 (1) This section may be cited as the “Florida Kratom 22 Consumer Protection Act.” 23 (2) As used in this section, the term: 24 (a) ”Department” means the Department of Agricultural and 25 Consumer Services. 26 (b) ”Kratom product” means a food product, food ingredient, 27 dietary ingredient, dietary supplement, or beverage that is 28 intended for human consumption, that contains any part of the 29 leaf of the plant Mitragyna speciosa or an extract of such 30 plant, and that is manufactured as a powder, capsule, pill, 31 beverage, or other edible form. 32 (c) “Processor” means a person that sells, prepares, 33 manufactures, distributes, or maintains kratom products. 34 (3) A processor must be registered with the department to 35 sell kratom products at retail. 36 (4) A processor may not sell, prepare, distribute, or 37 expose for sale a kratom product that: 38 (a) Is adulterated with a dangerous non-kratom substance 39 that affects the quality or strength of the kratom product to 40 such a degree that it may injure a consumer. 41 (b) Contains a poisonous or otherwise harmful non-kratom 42 ingredient, including, but not limited to, any substance listed 43 in s. 893.03. 44 (c) Contains a level of 7-hydroxymitragynine in the 45 alkaloid fraction which is greater than 2 percent of the 46 alkaloid composition of the product. 47 (d) Contains a synthetic alkaloid, including, but not 48 limited to, synthetic mitragynine, synthetic 7 49 hydroxymitragynine, or any other synthetically derived compound 50 of the kratom plant. 51 (e) Does not include directions for the safe and effective 52 use of the product, including, but not limited to, a suggested 53 serving size, on the product’s packaging or label. 54 (f) Has a label that contains any claim that the product is 55 intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any medical 56 condition or disease. 57 (5) A processor may not distribute, sell, or expose for 58 sale a kratom product to an individual under 21 years of age. 59 (6) A processor that violates subsection (4) is subject to 60 an administrative fine of not more than $500 for the first 61 offense and not more than $1,000 for the second or subsequent 62 offense. A processor selling kratom products at retail does not 63 violate subsection (4) if it is shown by a preponderance of the 64 evidence that the processor relied in good faith upon the 65 representations of a manufacturer, processor, packer, or 66 distributor of a kratom product. 67 (7) The department shall adopt rules for the administration 68 and enforcement of this act, including, but not limited to, 69 rules that: 70 (a) Establish a procedure for a processor to register with 71 the department to sell kratom products at retail; and 72 (b) Require processors to provide the department, upon 73 request, with information for each kratom product that the 74 processor sells, prepares, manufactures, distributes, or 75 maintains, including, but not limited to: 76 1. The name and address of the processor and the name and 77 address of the person whose name appears on the label, if other 78 than the processor; 79 2. The names of each kratom product included in the 80 registration; 81 3. The type of kratom product and the product’s recommended 82 usage, including directions for use and the recommended serving 83 size; 84 4. The recommended method of consumption for the kratom 85 product; 86 5. The weights or volumes, as appropriate, of the kratom 87 products for sale; 88 6. A copy of the kratom product’s label; 89 7. A written certification that the kratom product complies 90 with subsection (4); and 91 8. A certificate of analysis for the kratom product from an 92 independent third-party laboratory that is accredited as a 93 competent testing laboratory pursuant to ISO/IEC 17025:2017 of 94 the International Organization for Standardization. 95 Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2021.