Issues: Drugs

Senate Passes Bill to Ban Synthetic Marijuana

The New York State Senate today passed legislation, sponsored by sponsored by Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District), that would ban the sale of synthetic marijuana products throughout New York State. This fake drug, which has been legally available under a variety of names like K2, Spike 99 and Spice at stores throughout New York State, including on Long Island and just blocks away from the State Capitol in Albany, is smoked as an alternative to marijuana and has similar effects.  

May 9, 2011
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Committee Meeting: Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Senator Jeffrey D. Klein, Chair 1:30 PM, Monday, May 9, 2011 Room 123 CAP

May 9, 1:30 PM - 1:34 PM
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Senator Gianaris Bill Protecting People From Hidden Dangers

The Western Queens Gazette wrote an article about Senator Gianaris' bill regarding the outlawing of concealed vehicular compartments These hidden spaces can be extremely dangerous and can aid drug, gun and human trafficking.

State Senator Michael Gianaris’ (D-Astoria) legislation making it illegal to install or possess a concealed compartment in a vehicle passed through the New York State Senate Codes Committee.

Law enforcement personnel nationwide as well as within New York state have witnessed a surge in the number of hidden compartments found in motor vehicles, which often aid drug and gun trafficking. With the advent of advanced electronics, concealed vehicular compartments have become even more difficult to find.

April 13, 2011
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4/12/2011: Public Hearing on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse

Pictured are Senator Shirley L. Huntley, Ranking Minority Member, Senate Committee on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse and Arlene Gonzalez-Sanchez, Commissioner, Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS)

NEW YORK STATE SENATE

Notice of Public Hearing

Committee on Alcoholism and Substance AbuseSenator Jeffrey D. Klein, Chair

Senator Shirley L, Huntley, Ranker  Senator Neil D. BreslinSenator John J. BonacicSenator Roy J. McDonaldSenator Kemp Hannon

April 11, 2011
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Alcohol Flavored Drinks Targeted for Minors

News From New York StateSenator Shirley L. HuntleyFor Immediate Release: April 12, 2011

**Press Release**

Alcohol Flavored Drinks Targeted for Minors

(D-Jamaica) On April 12, 2011 Senator Shirley L. Huntley, Ranking Minority Member on the Committee on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse participated in a hearing to explore high alcohol flavored malt beverages that are being proliferated and marketed towards minors.

April 11, 2011
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Senator Gianaris Bill Protecting People from “Hidden Dangers”

Gianaris Bill Outlawing Hidden Compartments in Vehicles Passes Through Committee

Queens, NY – Senator Michael Gianaris’ legislation (S2510) making it illegal to install or possess a concealed compartment in a vehicle passed through the New York State Senate Codes Committee.

Law enforcement personnel nationwide as well as within New York State have witnessed a surge in the number of hidden compartments found in motor vehicles, which often aid drug and gun trafficking. With the advent of advanced electronics, concealed vehicular compartments have become even more difficult to find.

April 11, 2011
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Public Hearing: To allow the Committee to fully explore High-Alcohol Flavored Malt Beverages, the proliferation and marketing of these drinks in the marketplace and availability of and/or access to these drinks by minors

Senate Standing Committee on Alcoholism and Drug AbuseChair: Senator Jeffrey D. KleinPublic Hearing: To allow the Committee to fully explore High-Alcohol Flavored Malt Beverages, the proliferation and marketing of these drinks in the marketplace and availability of and/or access to these drinks by minorsPlace: Van Buren Hearing Room A, Legislative Office Building, 2nd Floor, Albany, New YorkTime: 11:30 A.M.Contact: Gillian Hirsch (518) 455-3590Media Contact: Rich Azzopardi (518) 455-3598ORAL TESTIMONY BY INVITATION ONLY

April 12, 11:30 AM - 3:30 PM
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Sen. Klein & Public Health Advocates Unveil Plan to Combat Underage 'Alcopop' Abuse

IDC Plan Comes Amid Evidence that Minors Continue to Have Access to Four Loko and Similar High Alcohol Drinks

 

File: 
IDC alcopops paper final.pdf

March 26, 2011
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Committee Meeting: Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Senator Jeffrey D. Klein, Chair 1:30 PM, Monday, March 28, 2011 Room 123 Cap

March 28, 1:30 PM - 1:35 PM
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State Senate Passes Valesky Legislation to Fight Embalming Fluid Abuse

Legislation aimed at curbing the dangerous abuse of embalming fluid as a drug, sponsored by State Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida), passed the New York State Senate. 

March 21, 2011
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Sen. Griffo Pushes for Measure to Fight Over-the-counter Sales of Meth-like Substances

Senator Griffo Introduces Bill to Ban Hallucinogenic "Bath Salts"Dangerous meth-like drugs marketed as “bath salts” a growing problem

Senator Joseph A. Griffo (R-C-IP, Rome) today announced new legislation (Senate bill 3322) to ban the sale, manufacturing possession and distribution of deceptively-labeled, hallucinogenic “bath salts” in New York State.  These “bath salts ”are a dangerous series of chemicals that cause extreme paranoia, hallucinations, delusions, agitation, hypertension, chest pain, headache, and suicidal thoughts when smoked, snorted or injected.

March 15, 2011
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Committee Meeting: Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Senator Jeffrey D. Klein, Chair 1:30 PM, Monday, March 14, 2011 Room 123 Cap

March 14, 1:30 PM - 1:36 PM
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Committee Meeting: Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Senator Jeffrey D. Klein, Chair 10:30 AM, Tuesday, March 1, 2011 Hearing Room A

March 1, 10:30 AM - 10:47 AM
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February 1, 2011
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10/12/2010: Improving The Quality Of Life In South Jamaica

News From New York State

Senator Shirley L. Huntley

For Immediate Release: October 5, 2010

Contact: Antonio Rodriguez | arodrigu@nysenate.gov | (518) 455-3531

-MEDIA ADVISORY-

Improving the Quality of Life in South Jamaica

October 11, 2010
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10/4/2010: Emergency Town Hall Meeting

 

Emergency Town Hall Meeting

 To address the violence and stop crime in our community

 Who: Senator Shirley L. Huntley

 Assemblywoman Vivian E. Cook

 Councilman Leroy Comrie

 Community Leader Ruben Wills

 When: Monday, October 4, 2010 @ 7:30 PM

 Where: Bethel Emmanuel Temple C.O.G.I.C

 106-23 154th Street

 Jamaica, New York 11433

October 3, 2010
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LEGALLY & SAFELY DISPOSE OF UNWANTED MEDICATIONS THIS SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 25

Prescription drug abuse is a huge problem across the Country and seems to be particularly troublesome on Staten Island. It is important that people clean out their medicine cabinets and get rid of outdated, expired and unwanted prescription drugs to ensure they don’t end up in the wrong hands.

September 23, 2010
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Majority Bill Locks Up Drug Pushers

The Senate Democratic Majority passed legislation (S6418A) sponsored by Senator Craig Johnson (D-Nassau) which toughens existing laws to make it so a person who sells a controlled substance that causes a death would be charged with manslaughter. 

June 29, 2010
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