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SB 188/LM/CI (BR 1913) - J. Carpenter, T. Jensen, R. Palmer II

     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.

     Feb 29-introduced in Senate
     Mar 5-to Judiciary (S); taken from Judiciary (S); 1st reading; returned to Judiciary (S)

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