Anti-Meth Bill Could Still Pass, Despite Stall

by Gabe Bullard on March 7, 2011

The Kentucky Senate’s Majority Floor Leader isn’t giving up on a long-stalled bill aimed at curbing meth production.

The measure would make over-the-counter drugs that contain the meth ingredient and decongestant pseudoephedrine available by prescription-only. It’s faced harsh criticism from lawmakers who say it places more strain on the uninsured and won’t significantly stop meth production.

But, Majority Floor Leader Robert Stivers says he won’t take the bill off the board until the end of the legislative session. That’s despite statements from the bill’s sponsor conceding defeat on the legislation.

The bill has cleared its committee but stalled on the floor. It’s supported by Congressman Hal Rogers, Attorney General Jack Conway, House Speaker Greg Stumbo and Senate President David Williams, among others.

Additional reporting by the Associated Press

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