KY HB481 | 2012 | Regular Session


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Democrat 46-29)
Status: Passed on April 11 2012 - 100% progression
Action: 2012-04-11 - signed by Governor (Acts ch. 108)
Text: Latest bill text (Draft #3) [MS Word]


Create a new section of KRS Chapter 218A to prohibit trafficking in or possession of synthetic drugs including provisions for a maximum fine of double the gain from the commission of the offense; amend KRS 218A.010 to define "synthetic cannabinoids or piperazines," "synthetic cathinones," and "synthetic drugs"; amend KRS 218A.020 to permit the Office of Drug Control Policy to make recommendations to the Cabinet for Health and Family Services regarding controlled substances scheduling; amend KRS 218A.141, relating to cleanup costs for drug trafficking, to include trafficking in synthetic drugs; amend KRS 218A.350 to create a penalty structure mirroring that established for trafficking in synthetic drugs; amend KRS 218A.1411, relating to trafficking in the vicinity of a school, to include synthetic drugs; amend KRS 218A.410, relating to forfeiture in drug cases, to add trafficking in synthetic drugs; amend KRS 218A.992 to include trafficking in synthetic drugs as an offense triggering a penalty increase when committed while in possession of a firearm; amend KRS 243.500, relating to liquor licenses revocations, to include synthetic drugs; repeal KRS 218A.1426, 218A.1427, 218A.1428, 218A.1453, 218A.1454, 218A.1455; EMERGENCY.

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AN ACT relating to controlled substances and declaring an emergency.


Sen. Julie Raque Adams [R]Rep. Royce Adams [D]Rep. Rocky Adkins [D]Rep. Linda Belcher [D]
Rep. Johnny Bell [D]Rep. Dwight Butler [R]Rep. John Carney [R]Rep. Larry Clark [D]
Rep. Hubert Collins [D]Rep. Leslie Combs [D]Rep. Will Coursey [D]Rep. Jesse Crenshaw [D]
Rep. Robert Damron [D]Rep. Jim DeCesare [R]Rep. Mitchel Denham [D]Rep. Myron Dossett [R]
Rep. Theodore Edmonds [D]Sen. C.B. Embry [R]Rep. David Floyd [R]Rep. Danny Ford [R]
Rep. James Glenn [D]Rep. Derrick Graham [D]Rep. Jeff Greer [D]Sen. Sara Gregory [R]
Rep. Melvin Henley [D]Rep. Jeff Hoover [R]Rep. David Housman [R]Rep. Regina Huff [R]
Rep. Wade Hurt [R]Rep. Joni Jenkins [D]Rep. Dennis Keene [D]Rep. Kim King [R]
Rep. Martha King [D]Rep. Adam Koenig [R]Rep. Jimmie Lee [D]Rep. Mary Marzian [D]
Rep. Donna Mayfield [R]Rep. Thomas McKee [D]Rep. Michael Meredith [R]Rep. Charles Miller [D]
Rep. Terry Mills [D]Rep. Tim Moore [R]Rep. Lonnie Napier [R]Rep. Fred Nesler [D]
Rep. David Osborne [R]Rep. Sannie Overly [D]Rep. Darryl Owens [D]Rep. Ruth Palumbo [D]
Rep. Tanya Pullin [D]Rep. Ryan Quarles [R]Rep. Marie Rader [R]Rep. Rick Rand [D]
Rep. Jody Richards [D]Rep. Steven Riggs [D]Rep. Tom Riner [D]Rep. Carl Rollins [D]
Rep. Bart Rowland [R]Rep. Steven Rudy [R]Rep. Sal Santoro [R]Rep. John Short [D]
Rep. Arnold Simpson [D]Rep. Kevin Sinnette [D]Rep. Rita Smart [D]Rep. Fitz Steele [D]
Rep. Jim Stewart [R]Rep. Wilson Stone [D]Rep. Gregory Stumbo [D]Rep. Thomas Thompson [D]
Rep. John Tilley [D]Rep. Ben Waide [R]Rep. Jim Wayne [D]Rep. Alecia Webb-Edgington [R]
Rep. Susan Westrom [D]Rep. Brent Yonts [D]Rep. Jill York [R]


2012-04-11 signed by Governor (Acts ch. 108)
2012-03-30 delivered to Governor
2012-03-30 enrolled, signed by President of the Senate
2012-03-29 enrolled, signed by Speaker of the House
2012-03-29 received in House
2012-03-29 3rd reading, passed 35-2
2012-03-29 posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Thursday, March 29, 2012
2012-03-27 reported favorably, 2nd reading, to Rules as a Consent Bill
2012-03-26 returned to Judiciary (S)
2012-03-26 1st reading
2012-03-26 taken from Judiciary (S)
2012-03-19 to Judiciary (S)
2012-03-14 received in Senate
2012-03-13 3rd reading, passed 96-0 with Committee Substitute
2012-03-07 posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, March 8, 2012
2012-03-01 2nd reading, to Rules
2012-02-29 reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
2012-02-28 posting waived
2012-02-28 to Judiciary (H)
2012-02-27 introduced in House

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