Introduced by Rep. Patrick Somerville R-New Boston on May 31, 2012
To give a state agency the power to ban a drug it says poses an “imminent danger” even though the legislature has not voted for a new law banning the drug, and establish procedures for this. See also Senate Bill 789. Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Judiciary Committee on May 31, 2012
Reported in the House on June 5, 2012
Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
Amendment offered by Rep. Patrick Somerville R-New Boston on June 6, 2012
To limit the duration of the proposed bans to 12 months, during which time the legislature would have to confirm it by passing a law or the ban would end.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on June 6, 2012