"I Hate Meth Act" becomes Tennessee law
CHATTANOOGA (WRCB)-- A bill targeting meth production, is now law in Tennessee.
Governor Bill Haslam signed House Bill 1050, Monday.
It's better known as the "I Hate Meth Act".
It requires the use of a statewide electronic log to track the sales of over-the-counter cold and allergy products that contain pseudoephedrine.
The measure also increases the penalty for meth-related offenses including felony charges for manufacturing meth in front of children.
"This bill helps us to confront Tennessee's meth problem head on and is a comprehensive approach to addressing a serious problem in our state," said Haslam.
During the event, Haslam also announced the availability of more than $1 million to assist in meth lab cleanup.
Working with the TBI, the Tennessee Meth Task Force will purchase special storage containers and additional supplies for the disposal of meth waste. The containers will be placed at secure locations across the state.