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Governor Daugaard Signs Senate Bill 32





Office of Gov. Dennis Daugaard

500 E. Capitol Ave.

Pierre, S.D. 57501

605-773-3212

www.sd.gov

 

 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  Thursday, February 8, 2018

CONTACT:  Tony Venhuizen or Bailey Carlsen at 605-773-3212

 

 

Governor Daugaard Signs Senate Bill 32

 

PIERRE, S.D. – Gov. Dennis Daugaard signed Senate Bill 32, an act to place certain substances on the controlled substances schedule. SB 32 is an annual bill to update South Dakota’s controlled substances statutes to match federal Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) scheduling actions.

 

This year’s bill adds a definition of fentanyl analog which allows South Dakota to address “underground” chemists who make minor changes to an existing illegal chemical, resulting in a new chemical which can be sold as a recreational drug but which is not specifically listed as illegal. These drugs are specifically created to avoid current controlled substances laws by modifying the molecular structure of the substance. The bill also adds five known fentanyl analogs to Schedule 1.

 

 

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*Click here for a copy of the bill.