Bill Summary for H 464 (2017-2018)

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Apr 19 2017

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View NCGA Bill Details2017-2018 Session
House Bill 464 (Public) Filed Thursday, March 23, 2017
AN ACT REVISING THE SCHEDULE OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES TO ADD SYNTHETIC FENTANYLS, DESIGNER HALLUCINOGENICS, SYNTHETIC CANNABINOIDS, SYSTEM DEPRESSANTS, AND OTHER SUBSTANCES AND MAKING CONFORMING CHANGES; AND CREATING THE TASK FORCE ON SENTENCING REFORMS FOR OPIOID DRUG CONVICTIONS.
Intro. by Horn, Murphy, Malone.

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House committee substitute makes the following changes to the 2nd edition.

Amends GS 90-87 (Definitions). Amends definitions of isomer and narcotic drugs, and defines opioid.

Amends GS 90-89 (Schedule I controlled substances). Includes opioids within the description of opiates under subsection (1), and amends the description of alphacetylmethadol to exclude levo-alphacetylmethadol. Adds Phenazepam to the list of controlled systemic depressants. Amends the description of controlled stimulants structurally derived from 2-amino-1-phenyl-1-propane.

Amends GS 90-90 (Schedule II controlled substances). Includes opioids within the description of opiates.

Amends GS 90-92 (Schedule IV controlled substances). Moves Tramadol from the list of controlled depressants to the list of controlled narcotic drugs.

Amends GS 90-93 (Schedule V controlled substances). Adds two substances, Brivaracetam and Pregabalin, to the list of controlled anticonvulsants.

Makes technical changes.

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