2023 State Kratom Bills with Sponsor Contact Information

UPDATED 6/7/2023

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 https://openstates.org. 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.

Colorado – Session ended

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: [email protected], [email protected]

Connecticut – Session ends June 7

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, [email protected], 860-240-8700

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)


For more info, read our summary: Let’s Look at the New Florida Kratom Consumer Protection Act


Legal Status: Currently legal and regulated under KCPA

Current Bill: HB181 SENATE TABLED 3/27/23. 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 [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]

Illinois – Session ended

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: [email protected]

HB2868. Kratom Consumer Protection Act, no testing requirements. Introduced 2/16/23 and referred to Rules committee. 2nd Read in house and re-referred to Rules Committee 3/27/23

Sponsor: Rep. Marcus Evans Contact: [email protected]

Indiana – Session ended

Legal Status: Illegal

Current bill: HB1500, LEGALIZES KRATOM. 3/6/23 in committee. 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, [email protected], 317-232-9753. Rep. Jim Lucas, [email protected], 317-234-9447.

Kansas – Session ended

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

Louisiana – Session ends June 8

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

Current Bills:

HB14 Places kratom on Schedule 1, will make kratom just as illegal as heroin. Returned to calendar 5/10

SB94. Places kratom on Schedule 1. PASSED Senate, then Amended in House, requested by sponsor Caleb Kleinpeter as not to outlaw kratom statewide, but municipalities and parishes still have that power.

Sponsors: Gabe Firment, Kathy Edmonston Contact: protectkratom.org/louisiana

HB572 with an amendment to change it to 21, changed to HB655 – Kratom Consumer Protection Act. 5/11/23. 6/1/23 Read by title, recommitted to the Committee on Health and Welfare. Processors must register products an provide 3rd party lab analysis annually to prevent sales of adulterated/contaminated products. Currently in House Agriculture, Forestry, Aquaculture and Rural Development Committee.

Sponsors: Rep. Jonathan Goudeau, [email protected]


Legal Status: Currently Legal

Current Bill: H3762 Introduced 4/10/23, Hearing scheduled for 06/13/2023 from 01:00 PM-05:00 PM in A-2 In Joint Judiciary Committee. “Relative to establishing a penalty for the sale, preparation, manufacturing, or distribution of kratom products that are contaminated with dangerous non-kratom substances.”

Michigan – session ends 12/31/23

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

Minnesota – Session ended

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

Missouri – Session ended

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

Current bills:

HB912 – “Creates new provisions relating to the sale of kratom products”. 4/25/23 PASSED HCS committee. Still in House. Fairly standard KCPA, would go in effect in August 2023.

Sponsors: Phil Christofanelli, [email protected], 573-751-2250

SB504KCPA. 3/23/23 Second Read and Referred S General Laws Committee

Montana – Session ended

Legal Status: Currently legal

Current Bill: HB437 – Would place kratom, the plant and all alkaloids, on Schedule 1. Bill amended as NOT to outlaw kratom, and passed 5/22/23

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.

Current Bill SB471 – 4/6/23 Tabled in committee. Would make it unlawful to sell to or give a child kratom and other products.

Sponsor: Ron Marshall, [email protected], (406) 579-9498

Nevada – Session ended June 6

Legal status: Currently legal and regulated by the KCPA (2019)

Current Bill: AB322 -6/5/23 Passed House and Senate. KCPA that also requires processors are “registered with the Division of Public and Behavioral Health of the Department of Health and Human Services”. Not sure if governor can still sign if session ended?

Sponsors: Rep. Duy Nguyen, Rep. Steve Yeager, Rep. Cecelia Gonzalez, Sen. Ira Hansen, Rep. Tracy Brown-May, Rep. Jill Dickman, Rep. Reuben D’Silva, Rep. Danielle Gallant, Sen. Rochelle Nguyen; [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]

New Jersey – session ends 12/31/23

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 [email protected] (609) 847-3700 , Rep. Jon Bramnick [email protected] 908-232-2073

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

New York – Session ends 6/8/23

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, [email protected], 518-455-5431. Leroy Comrie, [email protected], (518) 455-2701. Pamela Helming, [email protected], [email protected], 518-455-2366.

Ohio – Session ends 12/31/23

Legal Status: Currently legal

Current Bill: SB103. Introduced 4/5/23. Referred to Health Committee 4/19/23. Standard KCPA, plus it requires vendors to register all kratom products with the Director of Agriculture.

Pennsylvania – Session ends 12/31/23

Legal Status: Currently legal

Current bill: SB614 – Kratom Consumer Protection Act. Over 21, no synthetics or additives, labels requiring safe use and dosage. 4/25/23 Introduced and referred to Health and Human Services Committee

Sponsors: Sen. Tracy Pennycuick, Sen. Wayne Langerholc, Sen. Cris Dush, Sen. Patrick Stefano, Sen. David Argall, Sen. Arthur Haywood

Rhode Island – Session ends 6/30/23

Legal Status: Currently illegal

Current Bill: H5330/S0329. H5330 Scheduled for Consideration 6/8/23. Kratom Consumer Protection Act. Legalizes kratom and “Regulates the distribution of the product known as ‘Kratom’. Violations are subject to administrative fines from $500 to $1,000.” S0329 held for further study by committee 5/11/23

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

Current Committee: Senate Judiciary

South Carolina – Session ended

Legal Status: Currently legal

Current bill: H3742. 4/5/23 Members names added as sponsor. 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, [email protected], 803-734-2403
Rep. John West, [email protected], 803-212-6954
Rep. Anne Thayer, [email protected], 803.734.3113
Rep. Cally Forrest, [email protected], 803.212.6938
Rep. Marvin Smith, [email protected], (803) 212-6719
Rep. Brian Lawson, [email protected], (803) 212-6885
Rep. Craig Gagnon, [email protected], 803.212.6934
Rep. Davey Hiott, [email protected], 803.734.3022
Rep. John Mccravy, [email protected], 803.212.6939
Rep. Thomas Beach, [email protected], 803.734.2403
Rep. Thomas Pope, [email protected], 803-734-2701
Rep. David Vaughan, [email protected], 803.734.2403
Rep. Timothy McGinnis, [email protected], 803.212.6935
Rep. Gary Brewer, [email protected], (803) 212-6948
Rep. Matthew Leber, [email protected], (843) 227-1331
Rep. Max Hyde, [email protected], 803.212.6790
Rep. Brandon Cox, [email protected], (803) 212-6886
Rep. William Sandifer, [email protected], (803) 734-3015

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

Tennessee – Session ended

Legal Status: Currently legal and regulated

Current bill: HB0861. 4/4/23 Rec. for pass by s/c ref. to Criminal Justice Committee. Introduced 2/1/23. HB0861 Assigned to Criminal Justice Subcommittee 2/7/23. 03/29/23 HB Placed on calendar of Criminal Justice Subcommittee for 4/4/2023. SB Placed on Senate Judiciary Committee calendar for 4/4/2023. Amends current Tennessee regulation to include an updated KCPA.

Companion bill: SB0370 FAILED 4/4/23

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, [email protected], (615) 741-4170


Legal Status: Currently legal

Current bill: HB861/SB497. HB861 4/20/23 “Laid on the table subject to call”. Standard Kratom Consumer Protection Act. HB Introduced 12/1/2022. SB497 PASSED SENATE 3/13/23 PASSED HOUSE AND SENT TO GOVERNOR 4/25/23. 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, [email protected], (512) 463-0463

Vermont – Session ended

Legal Status: Currently Illegal

Current Bill: S0128 – Would LEGALIZE and regulate kratom. All vendors selling kratom in the state would need to register and present a 3rd party Certificate of Analysis annually for each kratom product sold. Introduced 3/15/23 and now in Committee on Health and Welfare.

Sponsors: Sen. Tanya Vyhovsky, Sen. Martine Gulick, Sen. Rebecca White, Sen. Irene Wrenner; [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]

Virginia – PASSED KCPA

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 PASSED SIGNED BY GOVERNOR 3/26/23. GOES INTO EFFECT 7/1/23

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

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 – PASSED KCPA

Legal Status: Currently legal

Current bills:

SB220 Kratom Consumer Protection Act Regulates kratom and hemp products – retailers must obtain special permits, testing is required, penalties are harsher than in other states, over 21. PASSED SIGNED BY GOVERNOR 3/23/23

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

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, [email protected], (304) 357-7939. Sen. Vince Deeds, [email protected], (304) 357-7959 (???), Sen. Mark Hunt, [email protected], (304) 357-7841

6 thoughts on “2023 State Kratom Bills with Sponsor Contact Information”

  1. My name is Regina Lupo, I’m 58 years old and live in Lewisburg.
    I’ve been taking Kratom since 2014 for chronic pain caused by bad arthritis. Kratom is not a drug and is in the same family as the coffee bean.
    Please talk to someone from the American Kratom Association and learn the science behind Kratom. Also get in touch with Dr Jack Henningfield who is a renowned addiction specialist. He did an 8 factor analysis on Kratom and found that Kratom doesn’t meet the criteria to be a scheduled drug. You can find the full report on google.
    If kratom is banned many West Virginia people are going to be hurt
    Please keep Kratom legal!

  2. Please keep kratom legal!!! In 2018 I had 2 hip replacements. My Orthopedic doctor was just allowed to prescribe pain pills twice before surgery. I was in terrible pain. Then I was in a pain group on Facebook and someone said kratom would take care of my pain. I thank God for kratom, because it kept me from being suicidal.

  3. Kratom has literally saved me. My chronic pain and ensuing anxiety is managed via this route, versus commercially produced medications. I cannot say enough thats positive…. without Kratos, i would be non functional and miserable.

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