STATEHOUSE (Jan. 29, 2013) — State Sen. Carlin Yoder’s (R-Middlebury) bill to further strengthen anti-meth laws across Indiana passed the Senate Committee on Corrections and Criminal Law today by a vote of 10-0.
Senate Bill 496 would create tighter restrictions on ephedrine/pseudoephedrine — a key meth ingredient found in many over-the-counter decongestants. Yoder’s legislation:
Allows ephedrine/pseudoephedrine to be sold only at retailers participating in the National Precursor Log Exchange database, which tracks the sale of ephedrine/pseudoephedrine products.
“Meth is a very serious problem throughout the state of Indiana,” Yoder said. “We must develop creative solutions in order to fight this dangerous drug. My bill is aimed at limiting access to ephedrine products for people convicted of meth-related crimes without burdening law-abiding Hoosier families.”
SB 496 now moves to the full Senate for further consideration.