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Full Text of SB0680  100th General Assembly


Sen. Pamela J. Althoff

Filed: 3/16/2017





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2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend Senate Bill 680, AS AMENDED, by
3replacing everything after the enacting clause with the
5    "Section 5. The Safe Pharmaceutical Disposal Act is amended
6by changing Section 17 as follows:
7    (210 ILCS 150/17)
8    Sec. 17. Pharmaceutical disposal. Notwithstanding any
9provision of law, any county city, village, or municipality may
10authorize the use of its city hall, its or police department,
11or any other facility under its control to display a container
12suitable for use as a receptacle for used, expired, or unwanted
13pharmaceuticals. These used, expired, or unwanted
14pharmaceuticals may include unused medication and prescription
15drugs, as well as controlled substances if collected in
16accordance with federal law. This receptacle shall only permit



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1the deposit of items, and the contents shall be locked and
2secured. The container shall be accessible to the public and
3shall have posted clearly legible signage indicating that
4expired or unwanted prescription drugs may be disposed of in
5the receptacle. The county or municipality shall provide
6continuous or regular notice to the public regarding the
7availability of the receptacle. To the extent allowed under
8federal law, pharmaceuticals collected under this Section may
9be disposed of in a drug destruction device, as defined in
10Section 22.58 of the Environmental Protection Act.
11(Source: P.A. 99-480, eff. 9-9-15.)
12    Section 10. The Environmental Protection Act is amended by
13changing Section 22.58 as follows:
14    (415 ILCS 5/22.58)
15    Sec. 22.58. Drug destruction by law enforcement agency.
16    (a) For purposes of this Section:
17    "Drug destruction device" means a device that is (i)
18designed by its manufacturer to destroy drug evidence and
19render it non-retrievable and (ii) used exclusively for that
20purpose or, to the extent allowed under federal law, to destroy
21pharmaceuticals collected under Section 17 of the Safe
22Pharmaceutical Disposal Act.
23    "Drug evidence" means any illegal drug collected as
24evidence by a law enforcement agency. "Drug evidence" does not



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1include hazardous waste.
2    "Illegal drug" means any one or more of the following when
3obtained without a prescription or otherwise in violation of
4the law:
5        (1) any substance as defined and included in the
6    Schedules of Article II of the Illinois Controlled
7    Substances Act;
8        (2) any cannabis as defined in Section 3 of the
9    Cannabis Control Act; or
10        (3) any drug as defined in paragraph (b) of Section 3
11    of the Pharmacy Practice Act.
12    "Law enforcement agency" means an agency of this State or
13unit of local government that is vested by law or ordinance
14with the duty to maintain public order and to enforce criminal
15laws or ordinances.
16    "Non-retrievable" means the condition or state following a
17process that permanently alters the illegal drug's physical or
18chemical condition or state through irreversible means and
19thereby renders the illegal drug unavailable and unusable for
20all practical purposes.
21    (b) To the extent allowed under federal law, drug evidence
22that is placed into a drug destruction device by a law
23enforcement agency at the location where the evidence is stored
24by the agency and that is destroyed under the supervision of
25the agency in accordance with the specifications of the device
26manufacturer shall not be considered discarded or a waste under



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1this Act until it is rendered non-retrievable.
2(Source: P.A. 99-60, eff. 7-16-15.)
3    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
4becoming law.".