Synopsis As Introduced Amends the Methamphetamine Control and Community Protection Act. Creates the offense of methamphetamine trafficking. Provides that a person commits the offense when he or she knowingly brings, or causes to be brought, into this State anhydrous ammonia or a methamphetamine precursor for the purpose of manufacture or delivery or with the intent to manufacture or deliver methamphetamine that is not authorized by the Act. Provides that a person convicted of the offense shall be sentenced to a term of imprisonment of not less than twice the minimum term and not more than twice the maximum term of imprisonment based upon the amount of methamphetamine or methamphetamine precursor or anhydrous ammonia brought or caused to be brought into this State. Effective immediately.
Deletes everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Methamphetamine Control and Community Protection Act. Reinserts the provisions of the bill with these changes: (1) provides that various offenses under the Act must be committed knowingly in order for the offender to have violated these provisions; (2) provides that the new offense of methamphetamine trafficking may be committed by knowingly bringing methamphetamine into this State for the purpose of manufacture or delivery of methamphetamine; and (3) provides that a person convicted of methamphetamine trafficking based upon a methamphetamine precursor shall be sentenced to a term of imprisonment of not less than twice the minimum term and not more than twice the maximum term of imprisonment based upon the amount of methamphetamine precursor brought or caused to be brought into this State. Effective immediately.
Amends the Methamphetamine Precursor Control Act. Provides that it is lawful for persons to provide small quantities of targeted methamphetamine precursors to immediate family or household members for legitimate medical purposes, and it is lawful for persons to receive small quantities of targeted methamphetamine precursors from immediate family or household members for legitimate medical purposes. Provides that when a pharmacist or pharmacy technician distributes a targeted methamphetamine precursor to a person according to the procedures set forth in the Act, and the pharmacist or pharmacy technician does not have access to a working cash register at the pharmacy counter, the pharmacist or pharmacy technician may instruct the person to pay for the targeted methamphetamine precursor at a cash register located elsewhere in the retail establishment, whether that register is operated by a pharmacist, pharmacy technician, or other employee or agent of the retail establishment. Provides that the training requirements of employees of a retail distributor of any targeted methamphetamine precursor apply to the distribution of convenience packages away from pharmacy counters but do not apply to the distribution of targeted methamphetamine precursors through a pharmacy. Adds a severability clause to the Methamphetamine Precursor Control Act and to the bill. Also amends the Illinois Controlled Substances Act to make technical changes.