HB18-1307

HB18-1307 - Limit Access To Products With Dextromethorphan

Passed/Signed into Law
Concerning restricting the availability to children of products that contain dextromethorphan.

The bill states that it is unlawful for a seller, retailer, or vendor to knowingly or willfully dispense, sell, or distribute a finished drug product containing any quantity of dextromethorphan to a person less than 18 years of age. A seller, retailer, or vendor making a retail sale of a finished drug product containing any quantity of dextromethorphan must require and obtain proof of age from the purchaser before completing the sale unless the seller, retailer, or vendor reasonably presumes from the purchaser's outward appearance that the purchaser is at least 25 years of age.

A seller, retailer, or vendor who violates the prohibition or who fails to obtain proof of age when required to do so commits an unclassified petty offense and, upon conviction thereof, shall be punished as follows:

 

  • For a first offense, the court shall warn the seller, retailer, or vendor in writing; and
  • For a second or subsequent offense, the seller, retailer, or vendor shall pay a fine of not more than $200.

The prohibition does not apply to a medication containing dextromethorphan, which medication is sold pursuant to a valid prescription. It is an affirmative defense if the seller, retailer, or vendor is an employer and trains its employees concerning the bill's restrictions on the distribution of medications containing dextromethorphan.

(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

 

Senate Committees

Latest update: May 11, 2018
05/11/2018 - Governor Signed
05/04/2018 - Sent to the Governor
05/04/2018 - Signed by the President of the Senate
05/02/2018 - Signed by the Speaker of the House
04/26/2018 - Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
04/25/2018 - Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
04/23/2018 - Senate Committee on Judiciary Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
04/11/2018 - Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Judiciary
04/11/2018 - House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
04/10/2018 - House Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
04/05/2018 - House Committee on Health, Insurance, & Environment Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
03/20/2018 - Introduced In House - Assigned to Health, Insurance, & Environment