senate Bill S6029

Directs the department of health to assign at least 1 narcotics investigator to each county in a city having a population of one million or more

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor
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  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • REFERRED TO HEALTH
  • 21 / Feb / 2012
    • NOTICE OF COMMITTEE CONSIDERATION - REQUESTED
  • 28 / Feb / 2012
    • NOTICE OF COMMITTEE CONSIDERATION - WITHDRAWN
  • 29 / Feb / 2012
    • REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO FINANCE
  • 20 / Jun / 2012
    • COMMITTEE DISCHARGED AND COMMITTED TO RULES
  • 20 / Jun / 2012
    • ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.1433
  • 20 / Jun / 2012
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 20 / Jun / 2012
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 20 / Jun / 2012
    • REFERRED TO HEALTH

Summary

Directs the department of health to assign at least 1 narcotics investigator to each county in a city having a population of one million or more.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10426
Versions:
S6029
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Current Committee:
Assembly Health
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง3385, Pub Health L

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S6029

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the public health law, in relation to requiring the department
of health to assign at least one investigator of the bureau of narcotics
enforcement to each county within a city having a population of one
million or more

PURPOSE:
To direct the Department of Health to assign at least 1 narcotics
investigator to each county in the City of New York.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section one amends section 3385 of the public health law by adding a
new subdivision 3 requiring at least 1 narcotics investigator to each
county in New York City.

JUSTIFICATION:
New York City, especially the borough of Staten Island is experiencing
a growth in prescription drug abuse among its population, especially
teenagers and young adults.
Abusers of prescription narcotics usually obtain these drugs by using
forged prescriptions or deceiving their doctor to write them a
prescription. The New York State Department of Health's Bureau of
Narcotics Enforcement has been effective in combating this epidemic.
Recently, the Bureau was responsible for busting a 31 member
prescription drug ring that was illegally selling Oxycodone out of an
ice cream truck. These narcotic investigators play a valuable role in
combating the plague of prescription drug abuse and it is necessary
that there be at least 1 investigator in each borough to protect the
public.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
New bill.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
Immediately.

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

                                  6029

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 4, 2012
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  LANZA  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Health

AN ACT to amend the public health law,  in  relation  to  requiring  the
  department of health to assign at least one investigator of the bureau
  of  narcotics  enforcement to each county within a city having a popu-
  lation of one million or more

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

  Section  1. Section 3385 of the public health law is amended by adding
a new subdivision 3 to read as follows:
  3. THE DEPARTMENT SHALL ASSIGN AND EMPLOY NOT LESS THAN  ONE  INVESTI-
GATOR  OF  THE BUREAU OF NARCOTICS ENFORCEMENT TO ENFORCE THE PROVISIONS
OF THIS ARTICLE IN EACH COUNTY WITHIN A CITY HAVING A POPULATION OF  ONE
MILLION OR MORE.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.







 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD13605-01-1

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