NY Senate Passes Bill to Ban Powdered Alcohol

By Joe Gullo

Published 06/11 2014 02:42PM

Updated 06/11 2014 06:10PM

ALBANY, N.Y. - The New York Senates passed a bill on Wednesday to ban powered alcohol. 

A press release says the FDA banned the sale of powered alcohol, also known as "Palcohol." The bill would ban the product in New York if the FDA decides to allow it. 

“Powdered alcohol can be transported very easily and can be hidden in a pocket, making it more portable than a bottle or flask of liquor," Senator Joseph Griffo (R-C-I Rome) said.  “There are very serious concerns about the illegal use of powdered alcohol by young people, possibly even bringing it into schools or other events and locations that prohibit alcohol consumption."

Alaska has already outlawed powdered alcohol, and legislation to ban it was approved in South Carolina last week and in Vermont last month.

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