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HB 152/FN/LM (BR 378) - J. Jenkins, T. Burch, T. Riner, M. Marzian, J. Wayne

     AN ACT relating to the safe disposal of prescription medications and making an appropriation therefor.
     Create new sections of KRS 224.50 to define "cabinet" "department" "permanent drop off box" "Prescription drugs and medicines" "prescription drug recycling" "safe drop off drugs program" and "secure collection site;" require the Energy and Environment Cabinet to work with waste coordinators and city, county, and sheriffs offices to establish a prescription drugs drop off program; make the contents of the box that receives the prescription drugs and medicines the property of the cabinet; require the cabinet to develop the rules and procedures for the collection of the prescription drugs and medicines, the method for haulers to pick up and dispose of the wastes and the method of disposal for prescription drugs and medicines to ensure they do not leach into the waters of the Commonwealth; require the cabinet to work with pharmaceutical companies to develop a prescription drug and medicine recycling program; require police officers of the city, county or sheriff's office participating in the program to determine the secure collection site within the police station, post signage for the public, monitor the prescription drugs and medicines deposited into the permanent box and inform the cabinet of pick up needs; amend KRS 224.43-310 to require the cabinet to include a description of cities and counties participating in the safe drop off drugs program in the solid waste management report to the Legislative Research Commission and the Governor; amend KRS 224.43-315 to require counties to report to the cabinet on participation in the safe drop off drugs program; amend KRS 224.43-505 to allow a portion of the remediation fee to go for grants for the safe drop off drugs program; include the safe drop off drug program grants under the general solid waste grant requirements; and amend KRS 224.43-710 to include a safe drop off drugs program under the list of eligible types of technical assistance from the cabinet.


     HCS/FN/LM - Retain original provisions of the bill except to amend the definition of "prescription drugs and medicines"; delete the definition of "prescription drug recycling"; include the Cabinet for Health and Family services in negotiations for options and methods for proper and safe disposal of unused prescription drugs and medicines; delete the drug recycling provisions.

     Jan 4-introduced in House
     Jan 5-to Military Affairs & Public Safety (H)
     Jan 6-reassigned to Health & Welfare (H)
     Feb 1-posted in committee
     Feb 3-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Feb 4-2nd reading, to Rules
     Feb 7-recommitted to Appropriations & Revenue (H)

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