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2013 House Bill 5089: Create new pseudoephedrine “straw man” buyer crime

Public Act 217 of 2014

  1. Introduced by Rep. Robert Genetski (R) on October 22, 2013, to authorize up to four years in prison and a $5,000 fine for purchasing ephedrine or pseudoephedrine while knowing that it will be used to manufacture methamphetamine.
    • Referred to the House Criminal Justice Committee on October 22, 2013.
      • Reported in the House on June 4, 2014, with the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
    • Substitute offered in the House on June 4, 2014. The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on June 4, 2014.
  2. Passed 105 to 3 in the House on June 5, 2014, to authorize up to 10 years in prison and a $10,000 fine for purchasing ephedrine or pseudoephedrine while knowing that it will be used to manufacture methamphetamine.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. Received in the Senate on June 10, 2014.
    • Referred to the Senate on June 10, 2014.
  4. Passed 37 to 1 in the Senate on June 11, 2014, to authorize up to 10 years in prison and a $10,000 fine for purchasing ephedrine or pseudoephedrine while knowing that it will be used to manufacture methamphetamine.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  5. Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on June 21, 2014.

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