Kivela Anti-Meth Legislation In Committee In Lansing

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State Representative John Kivela (D-Marquette)

State Representative John Kivela (D-Marquette)

Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – A bill introduced by State Representative John Kivela of Marquette as part of a package of legislation aimed at stopping meth production in Michigan has been reviewed in the House Criminal Justice Committee.

The Marquette Democrat worked with Republican Representatives Bob Genetski of Saugatuck and Aric Nesbitt of Lawton on the bipartisan bills that battle meth production.

Kivela’s bill specifically would create a stop-sale notification for any individual with a recorded felony drug conviction trying to purchase pseudoephedrine.

A person with a felony drug conviction would have to obtain a valid prescription from a physician to override the stop-sale, but the legislation would not change the process for individuals without felonies.

Kivela says this is not an issue of politics.

He added, “Keeping drugs off our streets is a bipartisan effort, and I was happy to work across the aisle to get the job done. I look forward to moving this bill out of committee and to the full House for consideration.”

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