SB 1403 Controlled substances; use of FDA-approved substance upon publication of final rule, etc.
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Summary as passed: (all summaries)

Board of Pharmacy to deschedule or reschedule controlled substances. Authorizes the Board of Pharmacy (Board) to designate, deschedule, or reschedule as a controlled substance any substance 30 days after publication in the Federal Register of a final or interim final order or rule designating such substance as a controlled substance or descheduling or rescheduling such substance. Under current law, the Board may act 120 days from such publication date. The bill also provides that a person is immune from prosecution for prescribing, administering, dispensing, or possessing pursuant to a valid prescription a substance approved as a prescription drug by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on or after July 1, 2017, in accordance with a final or interim final order or rule despite the fact that such substance has not been scheduled by the Board. The immunity provided by the bill remains in effect until the earlier of (i) nine months from the date of the publication of the interim final order or rule or, if published within nine months of the interim final order or rule, the final order or rule or (ii) the substance is scheduled by the Board or by law. This bill is identical to HB 1799.

Full text:
01/11/17  Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17103740D  pdf | impact statement
01/19/17  Senate: Committee substitute printed 17104151D-S1  pdf | impact statement
02/09/17  House: Committee substitute printed 17105340D-H1  pdf | impact statement
02/20/17  Senate: Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1403ER)  pdf | impact statement
03/13/17  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0432)  pdf

Status:
01/11/17  Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17103740D
01/11/17  Senate: Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/16/17  Senate: Assigned Education sub: Health Professions
01/19/17  Senate: Reported from Education and Health with substitute (14-Y 1-N)
01/19/17  Senate: Committee substitute printed 17104151D-S1
01/20/17  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N)
01/23/17  Senate: Read second time
01/23/17  Senate: Reading of substitute waived
01/23/17  Senate: Committee substitute agreed to 17104151D-S1
01/23/17  Senate: Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB1403S1
01/24/17  Senate: Read third time and passed Senate (39-Y 1-N)
01/31/17  House: Placed on Calendar
01/31/17  House: Read first time
01/31/17  House: Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
02/09/17  House: Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with substitute (21-Y 0-N)
02/09/17  House: Committee substitute printed 17105340D-H1
02/10/17  House: Read second time
02/13/17  House: Passed by for the day
02/14/17  House: Read third time
02/14/17  House: Committee substitute agreed to 17105340D-H1
02/14/17  House: Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB1403H1
02/14/17  House: Passed House with substitute BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/14/17  House: VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N)
02/16/17  Senate: House substitute agreed to by Senate (39-Y 1-N)
02/16/17  Senate: Title replaced 17105340D-H1
02/20/17  Senate: Enrolled
02/20/17  Senate: Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1403ER)
02/20/17  House: Signed by Speaker
02/21/17  Senate: Signed by President
02/21/17  House: Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 2/21/17
02/21/17  Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 27, 2017
03/13/17  Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 432 (effective 7/1/17)
03/13/17  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0432)