New Bill Would Increase Penalties for Makers, Users of Synthetic Drugs

Kentucky lawmakers are doubling down on efforts to fight synthetic drugs. Synthetic drugs are chemically-altered substances meant to simulate other drugs. House Bill 481 would drastically increase penalties for crimes related to synthetic drugs. The measure is the General Assembly’s latest attempt to catch up with increasingly-popular methods of getting high. The bill is sponsored […]

Beshear Signs Corrections Bill Into Law

“In discussing the bill last week with a reporter and writer from The Economist, the weekly news magazine, he said to me and submitted that he thought it was not bipartisan, but it was non-partisan,” said Representative John Tilley, who chairs the House Judiciary Committee. “And I frankly think that’s accurate. I don’t think it could have been any more non-partisan than it was, and I think that led to the success of what you see today.”