(720 ILCS 648/35)
Retail distributors; training requirements.
(a) Every retail distributor of any targeted methamphetamine precursor shall train each sales employee on the topics listed on the certification form described in subsection (b) of this Section. This training may be conducted by a live trainer or by means of a computer-based training program. This training shall be completed within 30 days of the effective date of this Act or within 30 days of the date that each sales employee begins working for the retail distributor, whichever of these 2 dates comes later.
(b) Immediately after training each sales employee as required in subsection (a) of this Section, every retail distributor of any targeted methamphetamine precursor shall have each sales employee read, sign, and date a certification containing the following language:
(1) My name is (insert name of employee) and I am an
employee of (insert name of business) at (insert street address).
(2) I understand that in Illinois there are laws
governing the sale of certain over-the-counter medications that contain a chemical called ephedrine or a second chemical called pseudoephedrine. Medications that are subject to these laws are called "targeted methamphetamine precursors".
(3) I understand that "targeted methamphetamine
precursors" can be used to manufacture the illegal and dangerous drug methamphetamine and that methamphetamine is causing great harm to individuals, families, communities, the economy, and the environment throughout Illinois.
(4) I understand that under Illinois law, unless they
are at a pharmacy counter, customers can only purchase small "convenience packages" of "targeted methamphetamine precursors".
(5) I understand that under Illinois law, customers
can only purchase these "convenience packages" if they are 18 years of age or older, show identification, and sign a log according to procedures that have been described to me.
(6) I understand that under Illinois law, I cannot
sell more than one "convenience package" to a single customer in one 24-hour period.
(7) I understand that under Illinois law, I cannot
sell "targeted methamphetamine precursors" to a person if I know that the person is going to use them to make methamphetamine.
(8) I understand that there are a number of
ingredients that are used to make the illegal drug methamphetamine, including "targeted methamphetamine precursors" sold in "convenience packages". My employer has shown me a list of these various ingredients, and I have reviewed the list.
(9) I understand that there are certain procedures
that I should follow if I suspect that a store customer is purchasing "targeted methamphetamine precursors" or other products for the purpose of manufacturing methamphetamine. These procedures have been described to me, and I understand them.
(c) A certification form of the type described in subsection (b) of this Section may be signed with a handwritten signature or an electronic signature that includes a unique identifier for each employee. The certification shall be retained by the retail distributor for each sales employee for the duration of his or her employment and for at least 30 days following the end of his or her employment. Any such form shall be made available for inspection and copying by any law enforcement officer upon request of that officer. These records may be kept in electronic format if they include all the information specified in this Section in a manner that is readily retrievable and reproducible in hard-copy format.
(d) The Office of the Illinois Attorney General shall make available to retail distributors the list of methamphetamine ingredients referred to in subsection (b) of this Section.
(e) The training requirements set forth in this Section apply to the distribution of convenience packages away from pharmacy counters as set forth in Section 30 of this Act but do not apply to the distribution of targeted methamphetamine precursors through a pharmacy as set forth in Section 25 of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 94-694, eff. 1-15-06; 94-830, eff. 6-5-06.)