90th General Assembly
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CONTROLLED SUBSTNCES-EPHEDRINE                                             

Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
        Amends the Illinois Controlled  Substances  Act.   Provides  that      
   ephedrine  is  a  schedule  II  controlled  substance that may only be      
   distributed through prescription.                                           
        SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1.                                                
          Deletes reference to:                                                
          720 ILCS 570/102                                                     
          720 ILCS 570/206                                                     
          Adds reference to:                                                   
          720 ILCS 570/210                from Ch. 56 1/2, par. 1210           
          720 ILCS 570/216 new                                                 
          720 ILCS 570/401.5                                                   
        Deletes everything. Amends  the  Illinois  Controlled  Substances      
   Act.   Permits  certain  drug products containing ephedrine to be sold      
   over-the-counter.  Prohibits the marketing, advertising,  or  labeling      
   of  a product containing ephedrine for the indications of stimulation,      
   mental alertness, weight loss, muscle enhancement,  appetite  control,      
   or  energy.  Provides that a violation of any of these provisions is a      
   Class A misdemeanor for a first offense and a Class  4  felony  for  a      
   second or subsequent offense.  Provides that it is a Class 3 felony to      
   possess  a  substance,  or  its  salts,  optical  isomers, or salts of      
   optical isomers with the intent to use the substance as a precursor to      
   a controlled substance.                                                     
        SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 2.                                                
        Deletes  everything.  Reinserts  Senate  Amendment  No.  1   with      
   changes.  Provides  that  the  ephedrine  provisions  do  not apply to      
   dietary supplements, herbs, or other  natural  products  that  contain      
   naturally occurring ephedrine.                                              
        HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1.                                                 
        Further amends the Illinois Controlled Substances Act by making        
   it unlawful (a Class 4 felony  for any person to possess any substance      
   with the intent to use the substance to facilitate the manufacture  of      
   any controlled or counterfeit substance or controlled substance analog      
   other  than  as  authorized.    Deletes provisions making it a Class 3      
   felony to possess certain substances with intent to use the  substance      
   as a precursor to a controlled substance.                                   
          FISCAL NOTE, H-AM 1 (Dpt. Corrections)                               
          Corrections population and fiscal impacts are minimal.               
          CORRECTIONAL NOTE, H-AM 1                                            
          No change from DOC fiscal note, H-am 1.                              
          CORRECTIONAL NOTE, H-AMS 1, 2, 3                                     
          No change from previous note.                                        
          FISCAL NOTE, H-AMS 1, 2, 3 (Admin. Office of Ill. Courts)            
          No fiscal impact on the Judicial branch.                             
          JUDICIAL NOTE, H-AMS 1, 2, 3                                         
          There may be a minimal increase in judicial workloads; no            
          increase in need for the number of judges.                           
        HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 4.                                                 
          Adds reference to:                                                   
          20 ILCS 3910/5                  from Ch. 38, par. 1305               
          20 ILCS 3910/7                  from Ch. 38, par. 1307               
        Amends the Anti-Crime Advisory Council Act.   Provides  that  the      
   Illinois  Anti-Crime  Advisory  Council may assist drug alert programs      
   such as D.A.R.E. and other drug alert programs composed of or  created      
   by  law enforcement agencies.  Changes definition of "local anti-crime      
   programs" to include these drug alert programs.                             
Last action on Bill: PUBLIC ACT.............................. 90-0775

   Last action date: 98-08-14

           Location: Senate

 Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE -   2     SENATE -   2


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