|April 4, 2013
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –Attorney General Pam Bondi released the following statement on the Florida Senate’s unanimous passage of the Controlled Substances Bill, Senate Bill 294. This legislation adds 27 additional substances to Schedule I of controlled substances, making it a third-degree felony for an individual to “sell, manufacture, or deliver, or possess with intent to sell, manufacture or deliver" these dangerous drugs. Senate Bill 294 is sponsored by Senator Rob Bradley. The House companion, House Bill 619, is sponsored by Representative Clay Ingram.
“This legislation is critical in removing synthetic drugs from store shelves and protecting Floridians from these dangerous substances,” stated Attorney General Pam Bondi. “I have enjoyed working with Senator Bradley and the entire Florida Senate on this key public safety legislation.”