Idaho House Committee Targets Powdered Alcohol
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A bill that would ban the sale, possession and consumption of powdered alcohol in Idaho has been introduced by a committee of lawmakers.
The House State Affairs Committee unanimously agreed Wednesday to hold a hearing on the bill, which targets a substance often called Palcohol. Jeff Anderson with the Idaho State Liquor Division said the substance is dangerous because it can be easily hidden and carried around. He says that portability could lead to its abuse in places where alcohol is prohibited, like school cafeterias and sporting stadiums.
Anderson says the measure is supported by law enforcement, the beverage alcohol industry and school officials. The bill still must make it through a committee hearing before it can be considered by the full House.