Meth Bill Halted in Senate

A bill that would have reduced the amount of pseudoephedrine cold medication that can be purchased unanimously passed the House Health Committee but was stopped in the Senate General Subcommittee. HB 617, sponsored by Rep. Tony Shipley, R-Kingsport, aims to reduce the availability of the drug used in making methamphetamine. According to Knoxnews, Shipley expects it to pass the House then he will wait until next session so the Senate can reconsider it.