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HB 481/LM/CI (BR 443) - J. Tilley, J. Richards, J. Adams, R. Adams, R. Adkins, L. Belcher, J. Bell, R. Bunch, D. Butler, J. Carney, L. Clark, H. Collins, L. Combs, W. Coursey, J. Crenshaw, R. Damron, J. DeCesare, M. Denham, M. Dossett, T. Edmonds, C. Embry Jr., D. Floyd, D. Ford, J. Glenn, D. Graham, J. Greer, S. Gregory, M. Henley, J. Hoover, B. Housman, W. Hurt, J. Jenkins, D. Keene, K. King, M. King, A. Koenig, Ji. Lee, M. Marzian, D. Mayfield, T. McKee, M. Meredith, C. Miller, T. Mills, T. Moore, L. Napier, F. Nesler, D. Osborne, S. Overly, D. Owens, R. Palumbo, T. Pullin, R. Quarles, M. Rader, R. Rand, S. Riggs, T. Riner, C. Rollins II, B. Rowland, S. Rudy, S. Santoro, J. Short, A. Simpson, K. Sinnette, R. Smart, F. Steele, J. Stewart III, W. Stone, G. Stumbo, T. Thompson, B. Waide, J. Wayne, A. Webb-Edgington, S. Westrom, B. Yonts, J. York

     AN ACT relating to controlled substances and declaring an emergency.
     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.


     HCS/LM/CI - Amend emergency clause to specify that the substances covered bill the bill pose a clear and present danger to the citizens of the Commonwealth; declare an EMERGENCY.

     Feb 27-introduced in House
     Feb 28-to Judiciary (H); posting waived
     Feb 29-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Mar 1-2nd reading, to Rules
     Mar 7-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, March 8, 2012
     Mar 13-3rd reading, passed 96-0 with Committee Substitute
     Mar 14-received in Senate
     Mar 19-to Judiciary (S)
     Mar 26-taken from Judiciary (S); 1st reading; returned to Judiciary (S)
     Mar 27-reported favorably, 2nd reading, to Rules as a Consent Bill
     Mar 29-posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Thursday, March 29, 2012; 3rd reading, passed 35-2; received in House; enrolled, signed by Speaker of the House
     Mar 30-enrolled, signed by President of the Senate; delivered to Governor
     Apr 11-signed by Governor (Acts ch. 108)

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