The bill requires the Consumer Protection Department (DCP), in consultation with the Connecticut Pharmacists Association and Connecticut Police Chiefs Association, to develop and implement a program to collect and dispose of unwanted pharmaceuticals (medication). The program must provide for (1) a secure locked box accessible to the public 24 hours a day to drop off unwanted medication anonymously at all local police stations and (2) transporting the medication to a biomedical waste treatment facility for incineration.
The bill requires DCP, within available appropriations, to organize a public awareness campaign to educate the public about the program and the dangers of unsafe medication disposal. It also allows DCP to adopt implementing regulations.
STOP Underage Drinking Act - CADCA applauds Senators Dodd, Lautenberg, Casey, and Merkley for introducing the Sober Truth on Preventing (STOP) Underage Drinking Act Reauthorization, legislation designed to prevent underage drinking.
Legalize Marijuana? - A number of movements to legalize the use of marijuana have been gaining steam lately, and there are places in California where it's already legal for medicinal purposes.
Caffeinated Alcohol - Due to the growing popularity of alcoholic beverages containing caffeine, the Food and Drug Administration recently notified nearly 30 manufacturers of caffeinated alcoholic drinks that it intends to look into the safety and legality of their products.
Driving Under the Influence - CT Proposed Bill No. 5101 - An Act increasing the fines for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of intoxicating liquor or any drug, or both.
Inhalant Laws - Inhalants are breathable chemical vapors or gases that produce mind-altering effects when inhaled. Connecticut law bans the unauthorized manufacture, compounding, possession, control, sale, delivery, or administration of any restricted substance.
Connecticut Liquor Laws - Information provided by the Connecticut Clearinghouse, a program of the Wheeler Clinic. Covers laws pertaining to: possession by minors, fake/false ID, youth DUI.
Tobacco Control Act - Signed by President Barack Obama on June 22, 2009, this legislation is the strongest measure protecting children from the dangers of smoking to date.
Tobacco Settlement - The Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement (MSA) is an agreement entered into in November 1998, originally between the four largest U.S. tobacco companies and the Attorneys General of 46 states.
Underage Drinking Legislation - Previously Connecticut law prohibited minors from possessing alcohol in public places, but did not prohibit them from possessing alcohol on private property.
Drunk Driver License Mark - A proposed law in Oklahoma appears to be among the first in the nation that would require convicted drunken drivers to have a special mark placed on their driver's licenses.
Governor Signs New Underage Drinking Bill - The Connecticut Coalition to Stop Underage Drinking praised Governor M. Jodi Rell for signing into law a bill aimed at preventing underage drinking at house parties.
The Sale of Synthetic Products - Many retailers may be selling products that are known as Bath Salts, Salvia, or Synthetic Marijuana. Although these products may be labeled “Not for human ingestion,” they are being abused.