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Meth Laws and Legislation

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan has made fighting meth a top priority. Attorney General Madigan has drafted legislation to help curb meth production and use, crack down on meth producers who endanger others in their production of the drug, and increase penalties and provide additional resources for law enforcement.

Below is information regarding all of Illinois' meth-related laws:

The Methamphetamine Control and Community Protection Act (MCCPA), 720 ILCS 646/1 et seq., took effect on September 11, 2005. The Act was designed to consolidate and strengthen state laws dealing with the production, distribution, and use of meth. Drafted by the Office of Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan and widely supported by law enforcement statewide, MCCPA passed the Illinois Senate and House by unanimous votes.

The Methamphetamine Precursor Control Act (MPCA), 720 ILCS 648/1 et seq., took effect on January 15, 2006. Proposed by Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan and sponsored by Rep. John Bradley and Sen. Bill Haine, this law imposes stricter controls on the display and sale of cold and sinus products containing meth's key ingredient - pseudoephedrine (PSE). The MPCA requires that almost all PSE products be placed behind pharmacy counters and requires customers to show identification and provide a signature to purchase the products. The MPCA also places limits on the quantity of PSE a customer may purchase in a 30-day period.

The Methamphetamine Manufacturer Registry Act,730 ILCS 180/1 et seq., took effect on June 5, 2006. This Act requires that persons convicted of Participation in Methamphetamine Manufacturing (720 ILCS 646/15) after June 5, 2006, be identified with that information made available to law enforcement and the general public. The Illinois Methamphetamine Manufacturer Registry includes the offender's name, date of birth, offense or offenses requiring inclusion in the Methamphetamine Manufacturer Database, and the conviction date and county of each such offense.


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