senate Bill S3322B

Establishes additional substances as Schedule I stimulant controlled substances

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    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
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  • 16 / Feb / 2011
    • REFERRED TO HEALTH
  • 02 / Jun / 2011
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.967
  • 06 / Jun / 2011
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 07 / Jun / 2011
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 13 / Jun / 2011
    • AMENDED ON THIRD READING (T) 3322A
  • 14 / Jun / 2011
    • AMENDED ON THIRD READING (T) 3322B
  • 17 / Jun / 2011
    • SUBSTITUTED BY A4769C

Summary

Establishes certain additional substances as Schedule I stimulant controlled substances.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4769C
Versions:
S3322
S3322A
S3322B
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง3306, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Cycle:
A4769C, S3322B, A4769C, S3322B

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BILL NUMBER:S3322B

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the public health law, in relation to establishing certain
additional substances as Schedule I stimulants controlled substances

PURPOSE:
To prohibit the sale or distribution of any product containing
4-Methylmethcathinone, also known as Mephedrone and
Methylenedioxypyrovalerone, also known as MDPV.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section One- Subdivision (F) of Schedule I of section 3306 of the
public health law is amended by adding two new paragraphs 9,10.

Section Two- Sets forth the effective date.

JUSTIFICATION:
Many recent news reports have brought to light the use of products
claiming to be bath salts as a drug. Some of the names that the
pseudo bath salts have been sold under are Cloud Nine, Scarface,
White Dove, Charge +, White Lightning, Ivory Wave, Hurricane Charlie,
Red Dove, and Ocean. These products can be purchased legally through
the mail or on the Internet.
The product is marketed as bath salts or plant food. However, through
the Internet, consumers of this product are able to find out how to
use this product as a drug.

This drug is snorted by users who then experience a high. However, it
is being reported that users of this product are having disturbing
side effects that are lasting days after ingesting the drug. Some of
the side effects include extreme paranoia, hallucinations, delusions,
agitations, hypertension, chest pains, headaches and suicidal thoughts.

This bill will not outlaw true bath salts that are on the market. When
comparing ingredients of real bath salts (Boots Botanies Invigorating
Bath Salts, Burt's Bees Therapeutic Bath Crystals, etc) to the pseudo
bath salts there is no mention of the aforementioned chemicals.
In the fake bath salts at least one of the chemicals is mentioned in
the ingredients.

Products containing these chemicals, as well as others, have already
been banned in the United Kingdom as well as Australia and Canada.
Florida, North Carolina and Louisiana have already banned these
substances and there is pending legislation in numerous other states.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
This is a new bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect on the thirtieth (30) day
after it shall have become law.


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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                 3322--B
    Cal. No. 967

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 16, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced   by  Sens.  GRIFFO,  FUSCHILLO,  JOHNSON,  LIBOUS,  MARTINS,
  MAZIARZ, YOUNG -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed  to
  be  committed  to  the  Committee on Health -- reported favorably from
  said committee, ordered to first and second report, ordered to a third
  reading, amended and ordered reprinted, retaining  its  place  in  the
  order of third reading -- again amended and ordered reprinted, retain-
  ing its place in the order of third reading

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  public  health law, in relation to establishing
  certain additional substances  as  Schedule  I  stimulants  controlled
  substances

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1.   Subdivision (f) of schedule I  of  section  3306  of  the
public  health  law  is amended by adding two new paragraphs 9 and 10 to
read as follows:
  (9) 4-METHYLMETHCATHINONE, ALSO KNOWN AS MEPHEDRONE.
  (10) METHYLENEDIOXYPYROVALERONE, ALSO KNOWN AS MDPV.
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the thirtieth day  after  it  shall
have become a law.





 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD08960-04-1

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