senate Bill S6857

Implements a drug disposal demonstration program

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  • 30 / Mar / 2012
    • REFERRED TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION
  • 26 / Apr / 2012
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.600
  • 30 / Apr / 2012
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 01 / May / 2012
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 21 / Jun / 2012
    • COMMITTED TO RULES

Summary

Implements a drug disposal demonstration program.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9421
Versions:
S6857
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 27 Title 27 ยง27-2705, En Con L

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BILL NUMBER:S6857

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to implementing
a demonstration drug disposal program; and providing for the repeal of
such provisions upon the expiration thereof

PURPOSE:
The purpose of this bill is to encourage proper disposal of
drugs.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:
This bill would require the Department of Environmental Conservation
(DEC):

* in consultation with the State Police, to establish a one-year
demonstration drug disposal program in at least three
publicly-available State Police facilities located in urban, suburban
and rural areas;

* to maintain on its website a list of State Police facilities
participating in such demonstration drug disposal program, any
information regarding drug disposal procedures for such facilities as
well as any existing information concerning drug disposal; and

* at the close of the demonstration program, prepare a report detailing:

o the quantities of drugs collected;
o the effectiveness of each facility location;
o information detailing the acceptance methods made available; and
o recommendations for any legislative action.

JUSTIFICATION:;
Expired, unwanted, or unused pharmaceutical drugs
require proper disposal in order to prevent accidental ingestion
and/or unintended environmental harm. An extensive water analysis
conducted by the United States Geological Survey detected at-least
one contaminant in approximately 96 percent of the water samples
taken from 74 water sources in 25 states and Puerto Rico. Although
drug take back days are taking place in some communities,- a more
coordinated effort is required to help prevent continued
contamination. This legislation would establish a demonstration drug
disposal program in representative rural, suburban and urban areas of
the State in order to provide data that could be used to determine
the most effective methods of disposal.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
New Bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect immediately and shall
expire and be deemed repealed December 31, 2014.

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

                                  6857

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 30, 2012
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. GRISANTI -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Environmental Conservation

AN ACT to amend the  environmental  conservation  law,  in  relation  to
  implementing  a demonstration drug disposal program; and providing for
  the repeal of such provisions upon the expiration thereof

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

  Section  1.  Title  27 of article 27 of the environmental conservation
law, as added by chapter 625 of the laws of 2008, is amended by adding a
new section 27-2705 to read as follows:
S 27-2705. DEMONSTRATION DRUG DISPOSAL PROGRAM.
  1. THE DEPARTMENT, IN CONSULTATION WITH  THE  DIVISION  OF  THE  STATE
POLICE,  SHALL  NO  LATER THAN JUNE FIRST, TWO THOUSAND THIRTEEN, ESTAB-
LISH, OR ENTER INTO CONTRACTS FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF, A  DEMONSTRATION
DRUG  DISPOSAL  PROGRAM  TO  DETERMINE THE MOST EFFECTIVE METHOD FOR THE
DISPOSAL OF DRUGS.  SUCH PROGRAM SHALL INCLUDE THE CREATION OF  NO  LESS
THAN  THREE  DEMONSTRATION  DRUG  DISPOSAL  SITES TO BE AVAILABLE TO THE
PUBLIC AND LOCATED IN STATE POLICE FACILITIES. THE STATE POLICE  FACILI-
TIES  TO  BE  USED  FOR THE DEMONSTRATION DRUG DISPOSAL PROGRAM SHALL BE
LOCATED IN AREAS THAT ARE GEOGRAPHICALLY DIVERSE AND  REPRESENTATIVE  OF
RURAL,  SUBURBAN AND URBAN AREAS. SUCH PROGRAM SHALL BE IN PLACE FOR ONE
YEAR.
  2.  IN ADDITION TO ANY EXISTING INFORMATION CONCERNING DRUG  DISPOSAL,
THE  DEPARTMENT SHALL MAINTAIN A LIST OF STATE POLICE FACILITIES PARTIC-
IPATING IN THE DEMONSTRATION DRUG DISPOSAL PROGRAM AS WELL AS ANY INFOR-
MATION REGARDING DRUG DISPOSAL PROCEDURES FOR  SUCH  FACILITIES  ON  ITS
WEBSITE.
  3.  AT  THE  CLOSE  OF  THE DEMONSTRATION PROGRAM THE DEPARTMENT SHALL
PREPARE A REPORT DETAILING:  THE  QUANTITIES  OF  DRUGS  COLLECTED;  THE
EFFECTIVENESS  OF  EACH  FACILITY  LOCATION;  INFORMATION  DETAILING THE
ACCEPTANCE METHODS MADE AVAILABLE AND RECOMMENDATIONS FOR  ANY  LEGISLA-
TIVE ACTION.
  S  2.  This  act shall take effect immediately and shall expire and be
deemed repealed December 31, 2014.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD14856-01-2

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