Wednesday, April 20, 2011

"Plant Food" Bill Passes in TN House

A bill sponsored by representative Ryan Williams of Cookeville to deal with the sale of items called "Mollys Plant Food" and "Bath Salts" has now passed in the Tennessee General Assembly and is awaiting the governor's signature. It cleared the House on a 96 to nothing vote this week. And Williams' bill was also substituted for a similar bill in the Senate, which was sponsored by Senator Charlotte Burks of Monterey, The Senate bill also passed unanimously. Representative Philip Johnson of Union City congratulated Williams on crafting a good piece of legislation on his first attempt -- but not before joking about Wiliams six-foot-five-inch height and the fact that he doesn't play basketball.  The issue concerning bath salts came up in Cookeville earlier this year when doctors at the local emergency room reported a number of overdose cases related to those products.