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… Continue reading New Bill Would Increase Penalties for Makers, Users of Synthetic Drugs
“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.”
The House Judiciary Committee said yes to a package of penal code revisions sponsored by Democratic Representative John Tilley of Hopkinsville. The bill, which Tilley predicts will save Kentucky $42 million a year over the next 10 years, is expected to get a House floor vote on Thursday.