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Senate delays pill mill vote

The Senate has postponed a vote on a
measure to control prescription drug abuse until April 12, the last
day of the regular session of the legislature.

Drug and health experts say that prescription drug abuse and inadvertant poisonings are growing largely based on the ease of access of pills.

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - The Senate has postponed a vote on a
measure to control prescription drug abuse until April 12, the last
day of the regular session of the legislature.
The Senate adjourned Friday night without reaching an agreement
on the bill.
The House and Senate had both passed versions of the
legislation, but when a conference committee met to work out their
differences, there was "some confusion" about some language in
the report, according to Senate Majority Leader Robert Stivers, a
Manchester Republican. After several hours of discussions among
lawmakers, senators were appointed to another conference committee
on the matter, and the Senate adjourned.
Both Stivers and Democratic Speaker of the House Greg Stumbo of
Prestonsburg said they were hopeful an agreement could be reached.
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The bill is House Bill 4.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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