Im Just A Bill

UPDATED 3/14/2023

I want to thank Brian from Kratom Science for this list of kratom bills and sponsors. Together we are one!

State lawmakers who are crafting kratom legislation should hear from all American kratom consumers who may be purchasing kratom from vendors in those states, and who wish to travel freely throughout the nation.

If you live in any of the states listed below, It is essential for state legislators to hear from you. State lawmakers are more likely to listen to their constituents, those who have the power to vote them out of a job.

To find your own state representatives and senators, we recommend an address lookup tool like Remember these are STATE bills, so contact your STATE representative and STATE senator, not federal.

Your personal story is the best email you can send, whether you’re emailing about a bill you support or a bill you oppose.

Below, we’ve listed all current state kratom bills, including sponsor phone number, email address, and/or a link to a contact form.

For bills in committee, we’ve provided a link to the committee’s website, if available. These websites usually include contact information for the committee or its individual members.

Note: We rely heavily on Legiscan and link them frequently, but we also read every bill and tailor our summaries as best we can to inform the kratom community. Here is a link to the Legiscan search for every state kratom bill.


Legal Status: Currently legal, except for Denver, Parker, and Monument

Current Bill: SB147 – Introduced 2/10/23. Requires all kratom products to be tested and registered with the Department of Revenue. Failed on February 28 2023 after Senate Committee on Finance postponed indefinitely

Sponsors: Sen. Joann Ginal, Sen. Tom Sullivan Contact:,


Legal Status: Currently legal

Current bill: HB05134 An Act Requiring The Department Of Consumer Protection To Conduct A Study And Submit A Report Concerning Kratom. Introduced 1/10/2023 and referred to Joint Committee on General Law. To “study the effects of kratom on the health of adults and children”

Sponsors: Rep. Devin R. Carney, Devin.Carney@housegop.ct.gov860-240-8700

Current Committee (as of 2/3/23):  General Law Committee, (860) 240‑0470

Current Bill: SB00920: “To prohibit the sale of kratom products to individuals under twenty-one years of age.” Introduced 1/27/23. Public Hearing 2/7/23

Sponsors/Current Committee: Joint Committee on Children


Legal Status: Currently legal (except for Sarasota County under Code of Ordinances since 2014)

Current bill: H0179/S0136 Florida Kratom Consumer Protection Act. Filed 1/11/2023 and 1/9/2023 respectively. H0179 added to 2nd reading calendar 3/6/23. S0136 PASSED by Commerce and Tourism 3/6/23. Prohibits sale to people under 21, prohibits contaminated/adulterated products, specifies label requirements

Sponsors: Rep. Alex Andrade,, (850) 717-5002
Sen. Joe Gruters, gruters.joe.web@flsenate.gov850-487-5023

Current Committee: Commerce


Legal Status: Currently legal and regulated under KCPA

Current Bill: HB181 Substitute bill passed house 3/6/23. No longer schedules mitragynine and 7-hydroxymitragynine. Places restrictions on alkaloid amounts per serving. Requires kratom be sold behind counter or in locked case. Bans ingestion and sale of kratom e-cigarettes/vapes. Places penalties on vendors.

Sponsors: Contact info here. Rep. Rick Townsend, Rep. Ron Stephens, Rep. Sharon Cooper, Rep. Lee Hawkins, Rep. Shelly Hutchinson, Rep. Kenneth Vance


Legal Status: Currently legal and age-regulated. Banned in certain municipalities.

Current Bills:

SB1847 – Standard KCPA for over 18, testing not required. Introduced 2/9/23

Sponsor: Senator Elgie Sims Contact:

Current Committee as of 2/13/23: Senate Assignments

HB2868. Kratom Consumer Protection Act, no testing requirements. Introduced 2/16/23 and referred to Rules committee.

Sponsor: Rep. Marcus Evans Contact:

Current Committee: Rules


Legal Status: Illegal

Current bill: HB1500, LEGALIZES KRATOM. 2/21/23 PASSED HOUSE. . “Defines “kratom product” as a food product or dietary ingredient; Establishes requirements for the manufacture, labeling, and sale of kratom products. Specifies that a kratom product is not a controlled substance.

Sponsors: Rep. Alan Morrisson,, 317-232-9753. Rep. Jim Lucas,, 317-234-9447.

Current Committee: 3/6/23 referred to Senate Committee on Commerce and Technology


Current Bills: HB2084 Kratom Consumer Protection Act. Passed committee 2/15/23. “defining kratom as a food product, prohibiting the sale of kratom that is adulterated, requiring persons to be at least 18 years of age for the purchase of such product, establishing civil fines for violations of the act and requiring the secretary of agriculture to adopt rules and regulations for the administration of the act”.

HB2188. “Regulating the sale and distribution of kratom products, requiring the secretary of agriculture to adopt rules and regulations and requiring licensure [sic] of kratom product dealers.”.

Sponsor/Current Committee: HB2084 passed, HB2188 in House Federal and State Affairs Committee


Legal Status: Currently legal expect Ascension and Rapides Parish. Law enforcement and rehabilitation industry is lobbying parish by parish for a ban.

Current BillHB14. Places kratom on Schedule 1, will make kratom just as illegal as heroin. “Prefiled” 2/6/23. On Interim Calender 2/17/23.

Sponsors: Gabe Firment, Kathy Edmonston Contact:,

Current Committee: House Administration of Criminal Justice Committee



Legal Status: Currently legal

Current Bill: HB4061 Introduced 2/1/23. “regulation of distribution, sale, and manufacturing of kratom products”. Vendors must obtain a license for each location where they sell. Fee for license application is $200 each. Outlines strict labeling requirements, prohibits sale to under 21, and REQUIRES ALL PRODUCTS to be TESTED IN A LAB.

Sponsors: Contact for all these sponsors can be found here Rep. Lori Stone Rep. Abraham Aiyash Rep. Jim Haadsma Rep. Carrie Rheingans Rep. Sharon MacDonell Rep. Rachel Hood Rep. Felicia Brabec Rep. Tyrone Carter Rep. Julie Rogers Rep. Regina Weiss Rep. Carol Glanville Rep. Penelope Tsernoglou Rep. Emily Dievendorf Rep. Stephanie Young Rep. Erin Byrnes Rep. Jennifer Conlin Rep. Kelly Breen Rep. Donavan McKinney Rep. Joey Andrews

Current Committee (as of 2/3/23): House Regulatory Reform Committee


Legal Status: Currently legal and age-regulated

Current Bill: HF1066. Introduced 1/30/23. Extends current consumer protection in Minnesota by prohibiting the sale of adulterated/contaminated kratom. Sales to minors has been illegal since 2018.

Sponsors: Find their contact info here. Rep. Jessica Hanson, Rep. Nolan West, Rep. Aisha Gomez, Rep. Robert Bierman, Rep. Kaela Berg, Rep. Ethan Cha, Rep. Kim Hicks, Rep. Heather Edelson


Legal Status: Banned in 33 counties and cities. Legal in the rest of the state.

Current bills:

HB838. Bizarre bill that creates both a Tianeptine Consumer Protection Act and a KCPA. DIED 2/28/23.

SB2244 Kratom Consumer Protection Act, Introduced 1/13/2023 and referred to Judiciary. Standard KCPA that regulates sale of unadulterated kratom to adults over 21 only. *Died in Committee 1/31/23

HB364 adds kratom and tianeptine to list of Schedule I controlled substances. Introduced and referred to House Drug Policy committee 1/9/2023. *Died in Committee 1/31/23

HB5 adds kratom to list of Schedule I controlled substances. Introduced and referred to Houe Drug Policy committee 1/3/2023 *Died in Committee 1/31/23


Legal Status: Currently legal statewide. St Louis County has regulated sales.

Current bill: HB912 – “Creates new provisions relating to the sale of kratom products”. 3/9/23 referred to Emerging Issues Committee. Fairly standard KCPA, would go in effect in August 2023.

Sponsors: Phil Christofanelli,


Legal Status: Currently legal

Current Bill: HB373 would make it unlawful to sell kratom to children. 3/11/23 missed deadline for general bill transmittal. 2/23/23 not passed.

Sponsor: Ron Marshall,, (406) 579-9498


New Jersey

Legal Status: Currently legal

Current Bill: S3549 KCPA introduced 2/2/23. Standard KCPA but it also give the Department of Health power to set testing standards. Prohibits sales to under 21.

Sponsors: Sen. Joseph Lagana (609) 847-3700 , Rep. Jon Bramnick 908-232-2073

Current Committee (as of 2/3/23): Senate Commerce Committee

New York

Legal Status: Currently legal

Current Bill: A02983/S00488. Amends New York’s agriculture and markets law to enact a standard kratom consumer protection law.

Sponsors: Donna Lupardo, LupardoD@nyassembly.gov518-455-5431. Leroy Comrie,, (518) 455-2701. Pamela Helming,, 518-455-2366.

Rhode Island

Legal Status: Currently illegal

Current BillH5330/S0329. Kratom Consumer Protection Act. 2/16/23 Introduced, referred to Senate Judiciary. Legalizes kratom and “Regulates the distribution of the product known as ‘Kratom’. Violations are subject to administrative fines from $500 to $1,000.”


Sponsors: Sen. Louis Dipalma, Sen. Joshua Miller, Sen. Dawn Euer, Sen. Jonathon Acosta, Sen. Hanna Gallo Contact:,,,,

Current Committee: Senate Judiciary

South Carolina

Legal Status: Currently legal

Current bill: H3742. Adds kratom to the list of Schedule IV substances. “Tests for inclusion of substance in Schedule IV. The Department shall place a substance in Schedule IV if it finds that: (a) It has a low potential for abuse relative to the substances in Schedule III; (b) It has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States; and (c) Abuse of the substance may lead to limited physical or psychological dependence relative to substances in Schedule III.” Introduced 1/18/2023 and referred to Judiciary Committee. This would make kratom illegal to manufacture, sell, purchase, or “possess with the intent to manufacture, distribute, dispense, deliver, or purchase a controlled substance or a controlled substance analogue”.


Rep. Don Chapman,, 803-734-2403
Rep. John West,, 803-212-6954
Rep. Anne Thayer,, 803.734.3113
Rep. Cally Forrest,, 803.212.6938
Rep. Marvin Smith,, (803) 212-6719
Rep. Brian Lawson,, (803) 212-6885
Rep. Craig Gagnon,, 803.212.6934
Rep. Davey Hiott,, 803.734.3022
Rep. John Mccravy,, 803.212.6939
Rep. Thomas Beach,, 803.734.2403
Rep. Thomas Pope,, 803-734-2701
Rep. David Vaughan,, 803.734.2403
Rep. Timothy McGinnis,, 803.212.6935
Rep. Gary Brewer,, (803) 212-6948
Rep. Matthew Leber,, (843) 227-1331
Rep. Max Hyde,, 803.212.6790
Rep. Brandon Cox,, (803) 212-6886
Rep. William Sandifer,, (803) 734-3015,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

Current Committee (as of 2/3/23): House Judiciary Committee


Legal Status: Currently legal and regulated

Current billHB0861/SB0370. Introduced 2/1/23. HB0861 Assigned to Criminal Justice Subcommittee 2/7/23. Amends current Tennessee regulation to include an updated KCPA.

Background: Many synthetic substances, including synthetic Kratom, are banned in the state of Tennessee. Back in 2014, when these regulations were passed, there was quite a lot of confusion concerning the status of pure Kratom, as many states had already made mistakes when banning Kratom under the assumption that it is a synthetic drug.

Later in 2017 and 2018 it was clarified by the Attorney General of the state that pure Kratom was completely legal as long as the product complies with two basic rules.

The first one is that it can’t be sold to people under 21 years of age. The second rule is that any Kratom product needs to be labeled with disclaimers that indicate that pregnant and nursing individuals, and people under 21 shouldn’t consume it. It should also indicate possible interactions with alcohol and drugs and it should encourage people to consult their health specialist regarding existing conditions such as high blood pressure, liver issues or other relevant circumstances.

Sponsor: Rep. Todd Warner, 741-4170


Legal Status: Currently legal

Current bill: HB861/SB497. HB861 3/13/23 left pending in committee Standard Kratom Consumer Protection Act. HB Introduced 12/1/2022. SB497 Reported favorably w/o amendments 3/13/23. introduced 1/18/23. Sales prohibited to under 18. Unadultered. Safety info on labels. No synthetics. 7-HMG at less than 2% of alkaloids.

Sponsor: JM Lozano,, (512) 463-0463

Current Committee: SB497 in Health & Human Services 2/17/23


Legal Status: Currently legal.

Current bill: SB1108. Virginia Consumer Protection Act. Adds kratom to existing consumer protection law. Restricts sale of impure, synthetic, or kratom with an amount of 7-hydroxymitragynine greater than 2% of alkaloids. Introduced and referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology 1/10/2023. Legiscan: “Read third time and passed Senate (39-Y 0-N)”. 2/10/23 PASSED HOUSE (96-Y 0-N) 2-23-23. Governor’s Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 27, 2023

Sponsors: Sen. Frank Ruff, Sen. Siobhan Dunnavant, Delegate Hyland F. “Buddy” Fowler, Jr., Contact:,,

Similar House bill, HB1521, introduced 1/5/2023, To House General Laws Subcommmittee #1 1/27/23, *DIED in committee 2/2/23


West Virginia

Legal Status: Currently legal

Current bills:

SB220 Kratom Consumer Protection Act introduced and referred to Senate Judicary 1/13/2023. PASSED HOUSE 3/10/23. PASSED SENATE 3/11/23. Regulates kratom and hemp products – retailers must obtain special permits, testing is required, penalties are harsher than in other states, over 21.

Sponsors: Sen. Jack Woodrum,, (304) 357-7849. Sen. Vince Deeds,, (304) 357-7959.

Current Committee (as of 2/3/23): Senate Judiciary Committee

SB225/HB3106. “Banning sale of Kratom in WV”. Introduced and referred to Senate Judiciary 1/16/2023, bill would simply add kratom to list of WV’s Schedule I Controlled Substances.

Sponsors: Sen. Mike Stuart,, (304) 357-7939. Sen. Vince Deeds,, (304) 357-7959 (???), Sen. Mark Hunt,, (304) 357-7841

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