Author Update: As of today December 11th, 2014 this bill has passed both the Senate and House. Meaning the only (inevitable) step left is President Obama’s signature. New Details here – Aaron Singerman on the 2014 Prohormone Ban (Podcast)
Designer Anabolic Steroid Control Act 2014
Listen, I am not a lawyer or an expert in law, and nearly 99% of the guys online you see worried about this act are not either. So for anyone to say YES this is the end or NO there is no way this bill passes is simply speculation. Much like any bill proponents will argue both sides and truthfully at the end of the day it is largely out of our hands.
A government transparency website called GovTrack.us tracks bills and applies a Prognosis. This particular bill (according to GovTrack) only has a 6% chance of getting past the Committee, and a 2% chance of actually getting enacted. In other words the odds seem slim that it will actually be passed. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island is the bill sponsor (a Democrat). Orrin Hatch is the co-sponsor of this bill, a republican representing Utah. The first committee they will need to get past is the Senate Judiciary Committee which has a democrat chairmen and majority. There are currently no other co-sponsors listed on the bill.
You can stay updated this bill by just checking the Home Page, where I have installed a GovTrack.us bill widget which shows the most recent status. I will continue updating this post as information is released.
Update: I figured Rick Collins, famous industry advocate and steroid defense lawyer, would have an opinion:
One additional thing of note is that the Supplement Industry Associations supporting this bill are composed of many of your favorite supplement companies. You could write these companies or just stop supporting them if you disagree with their support of this bill. Keep in mind they are large companies and probably don’t what a group of prohormone users think.
Notable companies include:
- NOW Foods
- Chemi Nutra (phosphatidic acid)
- Country life vitamins
- Gencor (testofen/fenugreek)
- Optimum Nutrition
- The Vitamine Shoppe
Big ones that don’t care about you (but would probably sell complete crap to your mother):
- Bausch and Lomb
- One a Day
- Car gill
- Proctor and Gamble