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Senate Bill 0496

Senate Bill 0496

ARCHIVE (2013)

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DIGEST OF SB 496 (Updated April 16, 2013 2:35 pm - DI 84)

Control of ephedrine and pseudoephedrine. Specifies that ephedrine or pseudoephedrine may be sold only by a pharmacy or a retailer that uses the NPLEx tracking system. Allows a retailer who: (1) does not use the NPLEx tracking system; and (2) meets certain other requirements; to sell ephedrine or pseudoephedrine in convenience packages until January 1, 2014. Provides that: (1) a pharmacy may not sell more than 61.2 grams of ephedrine or pseudoephedrine to an individual in a 365 day period; and (2) an individual may not purchase more than 61.2 grams of ephedrine or pseudoephedrine in a 365 day period. Prohibits a person convicted of certain offenses involving methamphetamine from possessing ephedrine, pseudoephedrine, or phenylpropanolamine within seven years of the person's conviction, unless dispensed under a prescription. Increases the penalty for furnishing methamphetamine precursors to another person with knowledge that the recipient will use the precursors to manufacture a controlled substance if the person furnishes more than 10 grams of certain precursors. Removes a provision requiring certain signage where ephedrine or pseudoephedrine is sold.
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