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(720 ILCS 542/) Bath Salts Prohibition Act.

720 ILCS 542/1

    (720 ILCS 542/1)
    Sec. 1. Short title. This Act may be cited as the Bath Salts Prohibition Act.
(Source: P.A. 99-585, eff. 1-1-17.)

720 ILCS 542/5

    (720 ILCS 542/5)
    Sec. 5. Findings. The General Assembly finds the following:
        (1) Synthetic cathinones, currently a Schedule I
controlled substance under State and federal law, are often labeled, marketed, and sold as various products: most notably, "bath salts", but also "plant food", "jewelry cleaner", "phone screen cleaner", and "carpet deodorizer".
        (2) Unlike traditional cosmetic bath salts, which are
made to be added to bath water, toxic bath salt products have no legitimate use for bathing and are produced specifically for recreational drug abusers as substitutes for cocaine, ecstasy (MDMA), and amphetamines.
        (3) Bath salt products are commonly sold online as
well as at drug paraphernalia stores commonly known as "head" shops, tobacco shops, convenience stores, adult book stores, gas stations, and truck stops.
        (4) The abuse of synthetic stimulant drugs known as
"bath salts" has become a major public health threat across the United States.
        (5) Case reports and clinical studies have shown that
the use of synthetic cathinones can cause severe psychiatric symptoms and possibly death.
        (6) Forty-four states have passed laws prohibiting
synthetic cathinones.
(Source: P.A. 99-585, eff. 1-1-17.)

720 ILCS 542/10

    (720 ILCS 542/10)
    Sec. 10. Purpose. The purpose of this Act is to ban the sale of all synthetic cathinones sold under the disguise of legitimate products such as "bath salts" and other various labels in this State in order to protect the health and public safety of residents of this State.
(Source: P.A. 99-585, eff. 1-1-17.)

720 ILCS 542/15

    (720 ILCS 542/15)
    Sec. 15. Definitions. As used in this Act:
    "Bath salts" means any synthetic or natural material containing any quantity of a cathinone chemical structure, including any analogs, salts, isomers, or salts of isomers of any synthetic or natural material containing a cathinone chemical structure. This includes, but is not limited to, synthetic cathinones as defined in subsection (h) of Section 204 of the Illinois Controlled Substances Act, and any related "controlled substance analog" as defined in Section 402 of the Illinois Controlled Substances Act, regardless of how the product is labeled or marketed.
    "Person" means any natural person, individual, corporation, unincorporated association, proprietorship, firm, partnership, joint venture, joint stock association, or any other business organization or entity.
    "Retail mercantile establishment" has the meaning ascribed to it in Section 16-0.1 of the Criminal Code of 2012.
(Source: P.A. 99-585, eff. 1-1-17.)

720 ILCS 542/20

    (720 ILCS 542/20)
    Sec. 20. Prohibition. A person may not sell or offer for sale any bath salts in a retail mercantile establishment located within this State.
(Source: P.A. 99-585, eff. 1-1-17.)

720 ILCS 542/25

    (720 ILCS 542/25)
    Sec. 25. Penalties. Any person who violates this Act is guilty of a Class 3 felony for which a fine of not more than $150,000 may be imposed. In addition to any other penalty that may be imposed for a violation of this Act, the unit of local government that issued a retailer's license for the retail mercantile establishment whose merchant violated this Act may revoke the retailer's license of that retail mercantile establishment upon conviction for a violation of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 99-585, eff. 1-1-17.)

720 ILCS 542/105

    (720 ILCS 542/105)
    Sec. 105. (Amendatory provisions; text omitted).
(Source: P.A. 99-585, eff. 1-1-17; text omitted.)