IN HB1196 | 2012 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Bipartisan Bill
Status: Enrolled on February 29 2012 - 75% progression, died in chamber
Action: 2012-03-15 - Signed by the Governor
Text: Latest bill text (Enrolled) [HTML]


Changes the term "synthetic cannabinoid" to "synthetic drug". Adds additional chemical compounds (including some compounds sold as "bath salts") to the definition of synthetic drugs and expands the definition of synthetic drugs to include certain chemical compounds that are structurally related to synthetic drugs. Allows the board of pharmacy (board) to adopt an emergency rule to declare that a substance is a synthetic drug. Provides that the definition of synthetic drug includes a compound determined to be a synthetic drug by a rule adopted by the board. Enhances penalties for dealing in or possessing a synthetic drug if the amount of the synthetic drug is more than two grams. Provides that if the department of state revenue (department) finds that a person has been convicted of selling or offering to sell a synthetic drug that was offered for sale in the normal course of business by a retail merchant in a place of business for which the retail merchant has been issued a registered retail merchant certificate, the department: (1) shall suspend the registered retail merchant certificate for the place of business for one year; and (2) may not issue another retail merchant certificate for one year to any person that applied for or made a retail transaction under the suspended retail merchant certificate or that owned or co-owned, directly or indirectly, or was an officer, a director, a manager, or a partner of the retail merchant that was issued the suspended retail merchant certificate. Makes technical corrections.

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Synthetic drugs (including "bath salts").


Roll Calls

2012-03-05 - House - House - House concurred in Senate amendments (Y: 94 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 6) [PASS]
2012-02-29 - Senate - Senate - Third reading: passed (Y: 50 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2012-01-26 - House - House - Third reading: passed (Y: 97 N: 0 NV: 1 Abs: 2) [PASS]


2012-03-15 Signed by the Governor
2012-03-13 Signed by the President Pro Tempore
2012-03-12 Signed by the President of the Senate
2012-03-09 Signed by the Speaker
2012-03-09 Joint Rule 20 technical correction adopted by the House
2012-03-08 Joint Rule 20 technical correction adopted by the Senate
2012-03-05 House concurred in Senate amendments; Roll Call 337: yeas 94, nays 0
2012-02-29 Senator Merritt added as second sponsor
2012-02-29 Senator Alting added as first sponsor
2012-02-29 Senator Merritt removed as first sponsor
2012-02-29 Senator Glick added as cosponsor
2012-02-29 Returned to the House with amendments
2012-02-29 Third reading: passed; Roll Call 284: yeas 50 and nays 0
2012-02-28 Amendment 2 (Merritt), prevailed; voice vote
2012-02-28 Second reading: amended, ordered engrossed
2012-02-23 Committee report: do pass, adopted
2012-02-21 Senators Zakas and R. Young added as cosponsors
2012-02-01 First reading: referred to Committee on Corrections, Criminal, and Civil Matters
2012-01-26 Senate sponsor: Senator Merritt
2012-01-26 Referred to the Senate
2012-01-26 Third reading: passed; Roll Call 74: yeas 97, nays 0
2012-01-25 Representatives DeLaney and Austin added as coauthors
2012-01-25 Amendment 2 (M. Smith), prevailed; voice vote
2012-01-25 Second reading: amended, ordered engrossed
2012-01-17 Representative Davisson added as coauthor
2012-01-17 Committee report: amend do pass, adopted
2012-01-09 First reading: referred to Committee on Courts and Criminal Code
2012-01-09 Coauthored by Representative Yarde
2012-01-09 Authored by Representative M. Smith

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