…All these amendments came before SB 710 hit the House floor. Once on the floor (Wednesday), the bill became a catch-all for health-related legislation.
More amendments added on the floor
The first amendment attached on the floor would create the Kratom Consumer Protection Act. Kratom has opioid properties, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse. People have reported using it for management of drug withdrawal symptoms and cravings. The act would require purchasers to be 18 or older. The act prevents kratom dealers from contaminating products with dangerous non-kratom substances.
The second amendment attached on the floor changes wording to allow juveniles younger than 12 to be allowed as compassionate care visitors in health care facilities.
“The health care facility shall have the burden of proof to establish that it is entitled to limit access under the provisions of this section,” additional wording says…
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