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California Assembly Committee Delivers 2nd Punch to Powdered Alcohol

April 6, 2016

 
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On April 6th, the second of two state bills to ban powdered alcohol in California have been passed by the Assembly Committee on Government Organization (GO)

AB 1554, and an identical measure in the Senate (SB 819 - authored by Senator Bob Huff, R- Diamond Bar), will create a comprehensive pre-emptive stop to a chilling litany of health and safety concerns associated with powdered or crystalline alcohol. The bills will prohibit the possession, purchase, sale, offer for sale, distribution, manufacture, or use of powdered alcohol and would make the violation of these provisions punishable with a fine.

AB 1554 passed by unanimous vote with no opposition in the GO Committee and will now move through one more committee before being voted upon by the full Assembly. In the Senate, the Appropriations Committee will review SB 819, Senator Huff’s powdered alcohol ban bill, on Monday April 11. That bill passed through the Senate GO Committee on a unanimous vote early last month.

As of March 2016, thirty states have enacted bans on powdered and/or crystalline alcohol with legislation or regulatory administrative action. An additional 9 states have introduced legislation to ban powdered alcohol since the beginning of the year: California, Florida, Idaho, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Missouri, Rhode Island, and West Virginia.

View the full press release here: http://bit.ly/23eoTuS

To TAKE ACTION: http://bit.ly/1x1qvbT



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