HB333 (2021) Detail

Relative to the sale and distribution of kratom products.


HB 333  - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2021 SESSION

21-0524

08/05

 

HOUSE BILL 333

 

AN ACT relative to the sale and distribution of kratom products.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Nunez, Hills. 37; Rep. Ankarberg, Straf. 10

 

COMMITTEE: Commerce and Consumer Affairs

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill regulates the preparation, distribution, and sale of kratom products.

 

This bill also prohibits the preparation, distribution, and sale of adulterated or contaminated kratom products.

 

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Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.

Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]

Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

21-0524

08/05

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty One

 

AN ACT relative to the sale and distribution of kratom products.

 

Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:

 

1  Short Title.  This act shall be known and may be cited as the "Kratom Consumer Protection Act".

2  New Subdivision; Products Containing Kratom.  Amend RSA 146 by inserting after section 21 the following new subdivision:

Products Containing Kratom

146:22 Definitions. In this subdivision:

I. "Food" means a food, food product, food ingredient, dietary ingredient, dietary supplement, or beverage for human consumption.

II. "Kratom product" means a food product or dietary ingredient containing any part of the leaf of the plant Mitragyna speciosa or an extract of it; is manufactured as a powder, capsule, pill, beverage, or other edible form; and all kratom products are foods.

III. "Processor" means a person that sells, prepares, manufactures, distributes, or maintains kratom products, or advertises, represents, or holds itself out as selling, preparing, or maintaining kratom products.

IV. “Retailer” means any person that sells, distributes, advertises, represents, or holds itself out as selling or maintaining kratom products.

146:23  Kratom Product Limitations. A processor shall not prepare, distribute, sell, or expose for sale any of the following:

I. A kratom product that is adulterated with a dangerous non-kratom substance. A kratom product is adulterated with a dangerous non-kratom substance if the kratom product is mixed or packed with a non-kratom substance and that substance affects the quality or strength of the kratom product to such a degree as to render the kratom product injurious to a consumer.

II. A kratom product that is contaminated with a dangerous non-kratom substance. A kratom product is contaminated with a dangerous non-kratom substance if the kratom product contains a poisonous or otherwise deleterious non-kratom ingredient, including, but not limited to, the substances listed in RSA 318-B.

III. A kratom product containing a level of 7-hydroxymitragynine in the alkaloid fraction that is greater than 2 percent of the overall alkaloid composition of the product.  

IV. A kratom product containing any synthetic alkaloids including synthetic mitragynine, synthetic 7-hydroxymitragynine, or any other synthetically derived compounds of the kratom plant.

V. That does not provide adequate labeling directions necessary for safe and effective use by consumers, including a recommended serving size.

146:24 Age Limits. A processor shall not distribute, sell, or expose for sale a kratom product to an individual under 18 years of age.

146:25 Violations.

I.  A processor that violates RSA 146:23 is subject to an administrative fine of not more than $500 for the first offense and not more than $1000 for the second or subsequent offense. Upon the request of a person to whom an administrative fine is issued, the director shall conduct a hearing in accordance with RSA 541.

II.  A retailer does not violate RSA 146:23 if it is shown by a preponderance of the evidence that the retailer relied in good faith upon the representations of a manufacturer, processor, packer, or distributor of food represented to be a kratom product.

3  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect January 1, 2022.

Links

HB333 at GenCourtMobile
HB333 Discussion

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Feb. 16, 2021 House Hearing
March 2, 2021 House Exec Session
March 3, 2021 House Exec Session

Bill Text Revisions

HB333 Revision: 31668 Date: Jan. 9, 2021, 7:03 p.m.

Docket


Sept. 7, 2021: Subcommittee Work Session: 09/07/2021 01:15 pm LOB 302-304


: Retained in Committee


March 2, 2021: Executive Session: 03/02/2021 09:00 am Members of the public may attend using the following link: To join the webinar: https://www.zoom.us/j/95215897452


March 3, 2021: Executive Session: 03/03/2021 01:30 pm Members of the public may attend using the following link: To join the webinar: https://www.zoom.us/j/98917516497 (if necessary)


Feb. 16, 2021: Public Hearing: 02/16/2021 02:00 pm Members of the public may attend using the following link: To join the webinar: https://www.zoom.us/j/95175123874 / Executive session on pending legislation may be held throughout the day (time permitting) from the time the committee is initially convened.


Jan. 6, 2021: Introduced (in recess of) 01/06/2021 and referred to Commerce and Consumer Affairs HJ 2 P. 44