A dispute between republican proposals in the House centers over which approach to take in getting pseudoephedrine out of the hands of meth-makers.
One would allow Missourians to possess about a ten-month supply of cold medications with pseudoephedrine, stiffen penalties for owning more and let Missouri share purchase information with other states. The other allows for about a three-month supply but exempts a new product that law enforcement says has so little pseudoephedrine, attempts to make methamphetamine with it fail.
Both pieces were offered as amendments to a massive law enforcement bill. In the end, the House chose Sedalia representative Stanley Cox’s plan, which allowed the greater supply.
In this last day of the session the package goes back to the Senate.