Kentucky Kratom added to Bill SB136

Whitney Westfield introduces SB 136

SB136/CI/LM (BR1420) Sponsor W. Westerfield

AN ACT relating to controlled substances.
Amend KRS 218A.020. 218A.070, and 218A.090 to classify all hydrocodone products as Schedule II controlled substances; amend KRS 314.011 relating to advanced practice registered nurses and KRS 320.210 and 320.240 relating to optometrists to preserve their existing prescriptive authority relative to hydrocodone-based products; amend KRS 218A.1430 to increase penalties for possession of, and trafficking in, synthetic drugs.


SCS1/CI/LM – Clarify prescriptive authority for optometrists and advance practice registered nurses; add synthetic opioids, W-18 and W-15, to Schedule I; define “kratom” and add kratom to schedule I; amend various sections to conform.

Jan 28, 2016 – introduced in Senate
Feb 01, 2016 – to Judiciary (S)
Feb 11, 2016 – reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute (1)
Feb 12, 2016 – 2nd reading, to Rules
Feb 17, 2016 – posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, February 18, 2016
Feb 18, 2016 – 3rd reading, passed 35-1-1 with Committee Substitute (1)
Feb 19, 2016 – received in House

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