Indiana leads the nation in the number of meth lab seizures, causing hundreds of homes to be contaminated with dangerous chemicals each year.
The bill calls for the state’s courts and police to update the database pharmacies use to track sales of over-the-counter of cold and allergy medication.
Mayor Duke Bennett wants to lobby for prescription-only Sudafed.
The new initiative is a public-private partnership to inform consumers that smurfing, or purchasing medicines for meth makers, is a criminal offense.
Laws the General Assembly passed this year include a biennial budget, school safety measures and initiatives aimed at boosting career education.
All four people found dead in a Waynesville home this weekend were shot in the head, an autopsy report shows.
1,437 meth labs were uncovered by law enforcement in 2011, an increase from the 1,395 labs found in 2010.
The bill, which would tighten the amount of ephedrine and pseudoephedrine Hoosiers could buy annually, is headed to the state Senate.
Rep. Ron Bacon (R-Chandler) says the bill could reduce meth production, but other legislators say similar proposals in other states have not worked.
The electronic database was implemented to help Indiana police and pharmacists track the sale of cold medicines that can be used to produce methamphetamine.