Present law provides that the secretary of the La. Dept. of Health shall add a substance to the schedules as a controlled dangerous substance if it is classified as a controlled dangerous substance by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) or found to have a high potential for abuse. Present law further provides that the secretarymaytransfer a controlled substance from one schedule to another schedule upon the basis of a finding that the characteristics of the controlled substance are such that under the criteria in present law the controlled substances should be transferred or that a transfer of any substance should be made in order to conform with the schedule in which the drug is placed by the DEA. Proposed law adds authority for the secretary to delete any drug or other substance from the schedules provided in present law if the drug or other substance is no longer classified as a controlled dangerous substance by the DEA. Effective upon signature of the governor or lapse of time for gubernatorial action.