HOUSE BILL 550
52nd legislature - STATE OF NEW MEXICO - first session, 2015
Patricia A. Lundstrom
RELATING TO PUBLIC HEALTH; MAKING THE USE, SALE, OFFER OR POSSESSION OF POWDERED ALCOHOL ILLEGAL; PROHIBITING THE USE OF POWDERED ALCOHOL TO PREPARE ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES FOR SALE; PROVIDING FOR PENALTIES AND FINES; DECLARING AN EMERGENCY.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF NEW MEXICO:
SECTION 1. A new section of Chapter 60, Article 7A NMSA 1978 is enacted to read:
"[NEW MATERIAL] POWDERED ALCOHOL PROHIBITED.--
A. As used in this section, "powdered alcohol" means alcohol prepared or sold in a powder form for either direct use or reconstitution.
B. It is unlawful:
(1) to use, offer for use, purchase, offer to purchase, sell, offer to sell or possess powdered alcohol; or
(2) for a person licensed to sell alcoholic beverages to use powdered alcohol in the preparation of alcoholic beverages.
C. A person who violates any provision of this section is guilty of a fourth degree felony and shall be sentenced according to the provisions of Section 31-18-15 NMSA 1978."
SECTION 2. EMERGENCY.--It is necessary for the public peace, health and safety that this act take effect immediately.
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