Bill Text: NH SB758 | 2020 | Regular Session | Introduced

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Bill Title: Regulating products containing kratom.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 5-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2020-03-12 - Ought to Pass with Amendment 2020-1079s, Motion Adopted, Voice Vote; OT3rdg; 03/12/2020; Senate Journal 7 [SB758 Detail]

Download: New_Hampshire-2020-SB758-Introduced.html

SB 758-FN - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2020 SESSION

20-3136

08/01

 

SENATE BILL 758-FN

 

AN ACT relative to banning kratom.

 

SPONSORS: Sen. Feltes, Dist 15; Sen. Fuller Clark, Dist 21; Sen. Hennessey, Dist 5; Sen. Dietsch, Dist 9; Sen. Kahn, Dist 10

 

COMMITTEE: Health and Human Services

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill bans the sale and use of kratom.

 

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Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.

Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]

Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

20-3136

08/01

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty

 

AN ACT relative to banning kratom.

 

Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:

 

1  New Paragraph; Controlled Drug Act; Definition Added.  Amend RSA 318-B:1 by inserting after paragraph XIII the following new paragraph:

XIII-a.  “Kratom" means the leaves of the tree Mitragyna speciosa which are chewed, smoked, eaten, or used to produce tea, pills, capsules, or extracts.

2  New Section; Kratom.  Amend RSA 318-B by inserting after section 1-c the following new section:

318-B:1-d  Kratom.

I.  The general court intends that the provisions of paragraph II of this section shall remain in effect until such time as kratom is scheduled by the commissioner of the department of health and human services in accordance with and pursuant to RSA 318-B.

II.  Notwithstanding the provisions of RSA 318-B:1-a, relative to scheduling by rulemaking of the commissioner of the department of health and human services, kratom shall be placed on schedule I of controlled drugs.

3  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect upon its passage.

 

LBAO

20-3136

1/30/20

 

SB 758-FN- FISCAL NOTE

AS INTRODUCED

 

AN ACT relative to banning kratom.

 

FISCAL IMPACT:

Due to time constraints, the Office of Legislative Budget Assistant is unable to provide a fiscal note for this bill, as introduced, at this time.  When completed, the fiscal note will be forwarded to the Senate Clerk's Office.

 

AGENCIES CONTACTED:

Departments of Health and Human Services, Justice and Corrections, Judicial Branch and Judicial Council

 

 

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