Monday, October 31, 2011

"Bath salts" hearing slated for Thursday, November 3rd

To All Concerned Citizens:

The Joint Committee on the Judiciary will be hearing a number of bills on Thursday, November 3rd, beginning at 1pm in Hearing Room A-1 of the Statehouse, including H03739 An Act to Include Substituted Cathinones, aka "Bath Salts," in Class C Substances (printed below).

My understanding is that Lt. Steven Xiarhos from the Yarmouth Police Department will be there to testify. Any and all other interested persons who wish to testify are welcomed. Plan to be at the Statehouse about a half hour early to sign up to testify. First come, first to speak.



Randy Hunt, State Representative
5th Barnstable District
93 Route 6A
Sandwich, MA 02563
(508) 888-2158

HOUSE  DOCKET, NO. 03953         FILED ON: 08/01/2011
HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 03739

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
George Ross and Elizabeth Poirier
To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General
                Court assembled:
                The undersigned legislators and/or citizens respectfully petition for the passage of the accompanying bill:
An Act to include substituted cathinones, also known as "bath salts," in class C substances.

George Ross
2nd Bristol
Elizabeth Poirier
14th Bristol
Bradley H. Jones, Jr.
20th Middlesex
George N. Peterson, Jr.
9th Worcester
Viriato Manuel deMacedo
1st Plymouth
Geoff Diehl
7th Plymouth
Donald Wong
9th Essex
Paul Adams
17th Essex
Donald F. Humason, Jr.
4th Hampden
James Lyons, Jr.
18th Essex
Angelo D'Emilia
8th Plymouth
Steven Howitt
4th Bristol
Peter Durant
6th Worcester
James E. Timilty
Bristol and Norfolk
Timothy J. Toomey, Jr.
26th Middlesex
Jennifer E. Benson
37th Middlesex
James J. Dwyer
30th Middlesex
Brian Ashe
2nd Hampden
Martin J. Walsh
13th Suffolk
Paul McMurtry
11th Norfolk
Kimberly Ferguson
1st Worcester
Aaron Michlewitz
3rd Suffolk
Todd M. Smola
1st Hampden
Shaunna O'Connell
3rd Bristol

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 03739
By Representatives Ross of Attleboro and Poirier of North Attleborough, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of George Ross and others for legislation to categorize bath salts, so-called, as a class C substance.  The Judiciary.

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
In the Year Two Thousand Eleven

An Act to include substituted cathinones, also known as "bath salts," in class C substances.
                Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
SECTION 1. Section 31 of chapter 94C, as appearing in the 2008 Official Edition, is hereby amended by adding, after the words, “(16) 4-Bromo-2, 5-Dimethoxy-amphetamine”, in line 235,  the following:-
“(17) 3, 4 - methylenedioxymethcathinone, MDMC
(18) 3, 4 - methylenedioxypyrovalerone, MDPV
(19) 4 - methylmethcathinone, 4-MMC
(20) 4 - methoxymethcathinone, bk-PMMA, PMMC
(21) 3, 4 - fluoromethcathinone, FMC
(22) Napthylpyrovalerone, NRG-1
(23) Beta-keto-N-methylbenzodioxolylpropylamine
(24) 2-(methylamino)-propiophenone; OR alpha-(methylamino)propiophenone
(25) 3-methoxymethcathinone
(26) 4-methyl-alpha-pyrrolidinobutyrophenone
(27) 2-(methylamino)-1-phenylpropan-1-one
(28) 4-ethylmethcathinone
(29) 3,4-Dimethylmethcathinone
(30) alpha-Pyrrolidinopentiophenone
(31) beta-Keto-Ethylbenzodioxolylbutanamine
(32) 3,4-methylenedioxy-N-ethylcathinone”.

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