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H.B. 89






Chief Sponsor: Michael T. Morley

Senate Sponsor: Mark B. Madsen

             8      LONG TITLE
             9      General Description:
             10          This bill modifies the Controlled Substance Precursor Act to provide one controlled
             11      substance precursor license for persons engaged in regulated transactions.
             12      Highlighted Provisions:
             13          This bill:
             14          .    provides for the Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing to issue a
             15      controlled substance precursor license, which combines the current controlled
             16      substance precursor purchaser and the controlled substance precursor distributor
             17      licenses.
             18      Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
             19          None
             20      Other Special Clauses:
             21          None
             22      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             23      AMENDS:
             24          58-37c-7, as repealed and reenacted by Laws of Utah 1992, Chapter 155
             25          58-37c-8, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 382
             27      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:

             28          Section 1. Section 58-37c-7 is amended to read:
             29           58-37c-7. Controlled Substance Precursor License.
             30          (1) The division shall issue to persons qualified under the provisions of this chapter
             31      and rules adopted pursuant to Title 63G, Chapter 3, Utah Administrative Rulemaking Act, a
             32      controlled substance precursor license [in the classifications:].
             33          [(a) controlled substance precursor distributor; or]
             34          [(b) controlled substance precursor purchaser.]
             35          (2) It is unlawful for a person to engage in the distribution, sale, or transfer, or in the
             36      purchase or obtaining of a controlled substance precursor in a regulated transaction without
             37      being licensed or excepted from licensure under this chapter.
             38          Section 2. Section 58-37c-8 is amended to read:
             39           58-37c-8. License -- Exceptions from licensure or regulation.
             40          (1) Any person engaged in a regulated transaction [must be appropriately licensed
             41      under this chapter as a regulated distributor and regulated purchaser] under this chapter shall
             42      hold a controlled substance precursor license issued under Section 58-37c-7 , unless excepted
             43      from licensure under this chapter.
             44          (2) The division shall:
             45          (a) establish the form of application for a license, the requirements for licensure, and
             46      fees for initial licensure and renewal; and
             47          (b) identify required information to be contained in the application as a condition of
             48      licensure.
             49          (3) A practitioner who holds a Utah Controlled Substance License and a Controlled
             50      Substance Registration issued by the Drug Enforcement Administration of the U.S.
             51      Government is excepted from licensure under this chapter.
             52          (4) Any purchase, sale, transfer, furnishing, or receipt of any drug intended for lawful
             53      use in the diagnosis, cure, mitigation, treatment, or prevention of disease in man or other
             54      animals, which contains ephedrine, pseudoephedrine, norpseudoephedrine, or
             55      phenylpropanolamine, if the drug is lawfully purchased, sold, transferred, or furnished as an
             56      over-the-counter medication without prescription pursuant to the federal Food, Drug and
             57      Cosmetic Act, 21 USC, Sec. 301 et seq., or regulations adopted under that act, are excepted
             58      from licensure, reporting, and recordkeeping under this chapter, except that products

             59      containing ephedrine, pseudoephedrine, or phenylpropanolamine are subject to Section
             60      58-37c-20.5 .
             61          (5) Any purchase, sale, transfer, receipt, or manufacture of any dietary supplement,
             62      vitamins, minerals, herbs, or other similar substances, including concentrates or extracts, which
             63      are not otherwise prohibited by law, and which may contain naturally occurring amounts of
             64      chemicals or substances listed in this chapter, or in rules adopted pursuant to Title 63G,
             65      Chapter 3, Utah Administrative Rulemaking Act, are exempt from licensure under this chapter.
             66          (6) A purchaser of two ounces or less of crystal iodine in a single transaction is not
             67      required to be licensed as a regulated purchaser if the transaction complies with Section
             68      58-37c-18 .
             69          (7) Any purchase, sale, transfer, receipt, or manufacture of any product that contains
             70      any precursor chemical listed in Subsection 58-37c-3 (2)(ff) or (gg) and that is not intended for
             71      human consumption is exempt from licensure or regulation and is not subject to criminal
             72      penalties under this chapter.

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