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June 30, 2014

New laws take effect July 1

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Laws that limit the sale of cold/allergy medicine used to make methamphetamine is one of a number of laws that go into effect on July 1.

The anti-meth law requires buyers to have a prescription for anything over 28.8 grams — or approximately a five-month supply — of pseudoephedrine (Sudafed, among other meds) per year. The Governor’s office reported  that 268 children had been removed from homes in the past year due to meth-related problems and 1,700 meth labs were seized by law enforcement officers.

Other laws taking effect include:

  1. DCS investigation of a child fatality for abuse or neglect will require releasing the child’s age, gender and whether DHS has a history with the child.
  2. The state will now be allowed to electrocute death row inmates when lethal injection is unavailable.
  3. Cities can opt to hold referendums on whether to allow wine sales in supermarkets. At present, the earliest wine can be sold in supermarkets and convenience stores is the summer of 2016.

 

 



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