SB 79 (BR 458) - J. Rhoads, D. Parrett
AN ACT relating to controlled substances, including controlled substance precursors.
Create a new section of KRS Chapter 27A to require the Administrative Office of the Courts to report information relating to defendants convicted of either offenses in KRS Chapter 218A relating to methamphetamine or any crimes relating to the theft of anhydrous ammonia to the Office of Drug Control Policy; create a new section of KRS Chapter 15A to require the Office of Drug Control Policy to institute a Precursor Block List as a part of the Kentucky Electronic Methamphetamine Precursor Tracking system to prohibit persons convicted of offenses stated above from purchasing ephedrine, pseudoephedrine, and phenylpropanolamine for not less than five years following conviction; amend KRS 218A.1437 relating to possession of methamphetamine precursors to reduce amount that may be possessed from 9 grams to 7 1/2 grams before a prima facia case is created; create a new section of KRS Chapter 218A to permit persons prohibited from purchasing methamphetamine precursors to possess them under a prescription; amend KRS 218A.1446 to encourage retail dispensers to post signage warning of prohibitions relating to ephedrine, pseudoephedrine, and phenylpropanolamine, to create a yearly 60 gram cap for the purchase of these products, and to prohibit straw purchases; amend KRS 218A.1438 to add an affirmative defense and make a technical correction; create a new section of KRS Chapter 439 to require the Parole Board to order the parolee to participate in the Precursor Block List and to refrain from purchasing methamphetamine precursors for five years after release from parole; create a new section of KRS Chapter 533 to place a defendant on probation, home incarceration, or conditional discharge on the Precursor Block List for five years; provide that the act may be known as the Cheyenne Albro Combat Methamphetamine Act.
Jan 5-introduced in Senate
Jan 9-to Judiciary (S)