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Methamphetamine Precursor Control Act

The Methamphetamine Precursor Control Act (MPCA), Senate Bill 273, was signed into law on November 16, 2005, and will take effect on January 15, 2006.

Proposed by Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan and sponsored by Rep. John Bradley and Sen. Bill Haine, this new law imposes stricter controls on the display and sale of cold and sinus products containing meth's key ingredient – pseudoephedrine. Click on the links below for more information:

General Information:
  Fact Sheet PDF document
  Comparison of laws restricting the display and sale of pseudoephedrine in states bordering Illinois, as of August 2005 PDF document
  Press Release
  Complete Text of Legislation
  Status of Legislation
Retailer Information:
  Retailer Fact Sheet PDF document
  Training for Retailers on the Methamphetamine Precursor Control Act PDF document
  Education for Retail Salespersons PDF document
  Retail Salespersons Training Certificate Form PDF document
  Consumer Information Sheet in Color and Black and WhitePDF document
  Sample Log PDF document
  Reproducible Log PDF document

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