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HB 417/FN/LM (BR 1659) - J. Jenkins

     AN ACT relating to the safe disposal of prescription medications and making an appropriation therefor.
     Create new sections of Subchapter 50 of KRS Chapter 224 to define terms; require the Energy and Environment Cabinet to work with waste coordinators and city and county officials and sheriffs to establish a prescription drug drop off program; make the box that receives the prescription drugs and medicines the property of the cabinet; require that the program be included in the solid waste management plan; require police officers participating in the program to determine the location of the box, post signage, and monitor the box; allow local governments to create an alternative program for prescription drug or medicine drop off; amend KRS 224.43-310 to include a description of the cities and counties participating in the safe drop off drugs program in the solid waste report; amend KRS 224.43-315 to require counties to include participation in the safe drop off drugs program in their annual report to the cabinet.

     Feb 20-introduced in House
     Feb 24-to Health & Welfare (H)
     Mar 4-posted in committee

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