HB 57 and the amended Chase’s Law are expected to pass easily.
“Is our job finished? Far from it,” said Dyer, who, like Burnett, is pursuing civil action against the manufacturers of the designer drugs he said killed his son.
Both fathers agree that current “line-item” approach to legislation, in which chemicals are banned as they are identified, will never completely eliminate the sale of synthetic pot.
“Their science will beat our legislation every time,” Dyer said.
It’s frustrating, but the two political neophytes are optimistic they will prevail one day.
“We’re getting there,” said Dyer, adding that he’s been assured lawmakers, working in concert with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, are aware of what needs to be done.
And neither dad will let lawmakers forget it.
“You ask yourself, ‘When does common sense prevail?’ ” Burnett said. “Our mission is education and awareness, and we’re accomplishing that. I just want more. We’ve got to eliminate this poison that’s being sold to our kids.”