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House Bill 1196


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House Bill 1196

ARCHIVE (2012)

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DIGEST OF HB 1196 (Updated March 5, 2012 6:45 pm - DI 84)

Synthetic drugs (including "bath salts"). Changes the term "synthetic cannabinoid" to "synthetic drug". Adds additional chemical compounds (including some compounds sold as "bath salts") to the definition of synthetic drugs and expands the definition of synthetic drugs to include certain chemical compounds that are structurally related to synthetic drugs. Allows the board of pharmacy (board) to adopt an emergency rule to declare that a substance is a synthetic drug. Provides that the definition of synthetic drug includes a compound determined to be a synthetic drug by a rule adopted by the board. Enhances penalties for dealing in or possessing a synthetic drug if the amount of the synthetic drug is more than two grams. Provides that if the department of state revenue (department) finds that a person has been convicted of selling or offering to sell a synthetic drug that was offered for sale in the normal course of business by a retail merchant in a place of business for which the retail merchant has been issued a registered retail merchant certificate, the department: (1) shall suspend the registered retail merchant certificate for the place of business for one year; and (2) may not issue another retail merchant certificate for one year to any person that applied for or made a retail transaction under the suspended retail merchant certificate or that owned or co-owned, directly or indirectly, or was an officer, a director, a manager, or a partner of the retail merchant that was issued the suspended retail merchant certificate. Makes technical corrections.
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