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Introduced Version House Bill 2503 History

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H. B. 2503


          (By Delegates Marcum, Miley, Moore, White, Craig, Perry,
Skaff, Nelson, E., Ferro, Ferns and Eldridge)

          [Introduced February 15, 2013; referred to the
Committee on Health and Human Resources then the Judiciary.]


A BILL to amend and reenact §60A-2-210 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to adding suboxone and fioricet to the Schedule IV list of controlled substances; and, by reference, providing a felony criminal penalty.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
     That §60A-2-210 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, be amended and reenacted to read as follows:
ARTICLE 2. STANDARDS AND SCHEDULES.
§60A-2-210. Schedule IV.
     (a) Schedule IV shall consist of the drugs and other substances, by whatever official name, common or usual name, chemical name, or brand name designated, listed in this section.
     (b) Narcotic drugs. Unless specifically excepted or unless listed in another schedule, any material, compound, mixture, or preparation containing any of the following narcotic drugs, or their salts calculated as the free anhydrous base or alkaloid, in limited quantities as set forth below:
     (1) Not more than 1 milligram of difenoxin and not less than 25 micrograms of atropine sulfate per dosage unit;
     (2) Dextropropoxyphene (alpha-(+)-4-dimethylamino-1,2-diphenyl-3-methyl-2-propionoxybuta ne).
     (c) Depressants. Unless specifically excepted or unless listed in another schedule, any material, compound, mixture or preparation which contains any quantity of the following substances, including its salts, isomers and salts of isomers whenever the existence of such salts, isomers and salts of isomers is possible within the specific chemical designation:
     (1) Alprazolam;
     (2) Barbital;
     (3) Bromazepam;
     (4) Camazepam;
     (5) Carisoprodol;
     (6) Chloral betaine;
     (7) Chloral hydrate;
     (8) Chlordiazepoxide;
     (9) Clobazam;
     (10) Clonazepam;
     (11) Clorazepate;
     (12) Clotiazepam;
     (13) Cloxazolam;
     (14) Delorazepam;
     (15) Diazepam;
     (16) Estazolam;
     (17) Ethchlorvynol;
     (18) Ethinamate;
     (19) Ethyl loflazepate;
     (20) Fludiazepam;
     (21) Flunitrazepam;
     (22) Flurazepam;
     (23) Halazepam;
     (24) Haloxazolam;
     (25) Ketazolam;
     (26) Loprazolam;
     (27) Lorazepam;
     (28) Lormetazepam;
     (29) Mebutamate;
     (30) Medazepam;
     (31) Meprobamate;
     (32) Methohexital;
     (33) Methylphenobarbital (mephobarbital);
     (34) Midazolam;
     (35) Nimetazepam;
     (36) Nitrazepam;
     (37) Nordiazepam;
     (38) Oxazepam;
     (39) Oxazolam;
     (40) Paraldehyde;
     (41) Petrichloral;
     (42) Phenobarbital;
     (43) Pinazepam;
     (44) Prazepam;
     (45) Quazepam;
     (46) Suboxone;
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(46) (47) Temazepam;
     (47) (48) Tetrazepam;
     (48) (49) Triazolam;
     (49) (50) Zolpidem.
     (d) Fenfluramine. Any material, compound, mixture or preparation which contains any quantity of the following substance, including its salts, isomers (whether optical, position or geometric) and salts of such isomers whenever the existence of such salts, isomers and salts of isomers is possible: Fenfluramine.
     (e) Stimulants. Unless specifically excepted or unless listed in another schedule, any material, compound, mixture or preparation which contains any quantity of the following substances having a stimulant effect on the central nervous system, including its salts, isomers and salts of isomers:
     (1) Cathine ((+)-norpseudoephedrine);
     (2) Diethylpropion;
     (3) Fencamfamin;
     (4) Fenproporex;
     (5) Fioricet;
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(5) (6) Mazindol;
     (6) (7) Mefenorex;
     (7) (8) Pemoline (including organometallic complexes and chelates thereof);
     (8) (9) Phentermine;
     (9) (10) Pipradrol;
     (10) (11) SPA ((-)-1-dimethylamino-1,2-diphenylethane).
     (f) Other substances. -- Unless specifically excepted or unless listed in another schedule, any material, compound, mixture or preparation which contains any quantity of the following substances, including its salts:
     (1) Pentazocine;
     (2) Butorphanol.
     Amyl nitrite, butyl nitrite, isobutyl nitrite and the other organic nitrites are controlled substances and no product containing these compounds as a significant component shall be possessed, bought or sold other than pursuant to a bona fide prescription or for industrial or manufacturing purposes.



     NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to add suboxone and fioricet to the Schedule IV list of controlled substances. The bill, by reference, provides a felony criminal penalty.

     Strike-throughs indicate language that would be stricken from the present law, and underscoring indicates new language that would be added.
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