Bill Text: IA SF204 | 2021-2022 | 89th General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: A bill for an act relating to the criminal offense of manufacturing, delivering, selling, or possessing drug paraphernalia by exempting hypodermic needles or syringes delivered, sold, or possessed through an approved needle exchange program.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 10-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2021-02-03 - Subcommittee: Dawson, Bolkcom, and Whiting. S.J. 251. [SF204 Detail]

Download: Iowa-2021-SF204-Introduced.html
Senate File 204 - Introduced SENATE FILE 204 BY BOLKCOM , BOULTON , RAGAN , PETERSEN , GIDDENS , WAHLS , TRONE GARRIOTT , JOCHUM , DOTZLER , and BISIGNANO A BILL FOR An Act relating to the criminal offense of manufacturing, 1 delivering, selling, or possessing drug paraphernalia by 2 exempting hypodermic needles or syringes delivered, sold, or 3 possessed through an approved needle exchange program. 4 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: 5 TLSB 1763XS (3) 89 as/rh
S.F. 204 Section 1. Section 124.414, subsection 1, paragraph b, Code 1 2021, is amended to read as follows: 2 b. “Drug paraphernalia” does not include hypodermic needles 3 or syringes if manufactured, delivered, sold, or possessed 4 for a lawful purpose. For purposes of this paragraph, “lawful 5 purpose” includes hypodermic needles or syringes delivered, 6 sold, or possessed through an approved needle exchange program 7 established pursuant to rules adopted by the department of 8 public health. 9 EXPLANATION 10 The inclusion of this explanation does not constitute agreement with 11 the explanation’s substance by the members of the general assembly. 12 This bill relates to the criminal offense of manufacturing, 13 delivering, selling, or possessing drug paraphernalia by 14 exempting hypodermic needles or syringes delivered, sold, or 15 possessed through an approved needle exchange program. 16 Currently, a person who illegally manufactures, delivers, 17 sells, or possesses drug paraphernalia commits a simple 18 misdemeanor under Code section 124.414. Current law also 19 provides that “drug paraphernalia” does not include hypodermic 20 needles or syringes if manufactured, delivered, sold, or 21 possessed for a lawful purpose. The bill specifies that 22 “lawful purpose” includes hypodermic needles or syringes 23 delivered, sold, or possessed through an approved needle 24 exchange program established pursuant to rules adopted by the 25 department of public health. 26 -1- LSB 1763XS (3) 89 as/rh 1/ 1
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