senate Bill S3469A

Signed by Governor

Establishes certain substances as schedule I stimulants controlled substances

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Bill Status


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor
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  • 04 / Feb / 2013
    • REFERRED TO HEALTH
  • 13 / May / 2013
    • AMEND (T) AND RECOMMIT TO HEALTH
  • 13 / May / 2013
    • PRINT NUMBER 3469A
  • 21 / May / 2013
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.663
  • 22 / May / 2013
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 23 / May / 2013
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 13 / Jun / 2013
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 13 / Jun / 2013
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 13 / Jun / 2013
    • REFERRED TO CODES
  • 19 / Jun / 2013
    • SUBSTITUTED FOR A717A
  • 19 / Jun / 2013
    • ORDERED TO THIRD READING RULES CAL.491
  • 19 / Jun / 2013
    • PASSED ASSEMBLY
  • 19 / Jun / 2013
    • RETURNED TO SENATE
  • 12 / Sep / 2013
    • DELIVERED TO GOVERNOR
  • 12 / Sep / 2013
    • SIGNED CHAP.341

Summary

Establishes certain substances as schedule I stimulant controlled substances.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A717A
Versions:
S3469
S3469A
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง3306, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Cycle:
S7826, A10803

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S3469A

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

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To classify
substituted cathinones
(these products, often referred to as "bath salts," chemically
related to methamphetamines and ecstasy - which are both classified
as stimulants) as Schedule I stimulant controlled substances.

CURRENT LAW:
Chapter 130 of the Laws of 2011 banned the sale or
distribution of any product containing Mephedrone and MDPV which were
marketed as "bath salts."

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:

Section 1.
Amends the Public Health Law and Penal Law to add the following
substituted cathinones to the CSA based on chemical structures:
1) Mephedrone
2) MDPV
3) Methylone
4) 4-Methoxymethcathinone
5) 3-Fluoromethcathinone
6) 4-Fluoromethcathinone
7) Ethylpropion
8) 2- (2, 5-Dimethoxy-4-ethylphenyl) ethanamine
9) 2- (2,5-Dimethoxy-4-methylphenyl) ethanamine
10) 2- (4-Chloro-2, 5-dimethoxyphenyl) ethanamine
11) 2- (4-Iodo-2, 5-dimethoxyphenyl) ethanamine
12) 2- (4- (Ethylthio) -2,5-dimethoxyphenyl) ethanamine
13) 2- (4- (Isopropylthio) -2,5-diomethoxyphenyl) ethanamine
14) 2- (2, 5-Dimethoxyphenyl) ethanamine
15) 2- (2, 5-Dimethoxy-4-nitro-phenyl) ethanamine
16) 2- (2,5-Dimethoxy-4- (n) -propylphenyl) ethanamine

Section 2.
Provides for the effective date.

JUSTIFICATION: Many recent and disturbing news
reports have
brought to
light the continued danger of a drug like product known as "bath
salts." According to UPSTATE Medical University and the Upstate New
York Poison Center "bath salts" is a common term used for man-made
stimulant (upper) drugs that are similar to "ICE" methamphetamine (or
crystal meth). Since they are very similar to other stimulant (upper)
drugs like meth (amphetamine), they are very dangerous when used.
"Bath salts" can be snorted, smoked, or even put in water and
injected using a needle. They come in a variety of different and
attractive packaging with enticing names like "Cloud Nine", "White
Lightening", "Purple Rain", "Pixie Dust", and many more.


These drugs stimulate the nervous system (brain) and the cardiac
system (heart). Severe symptoms may occur including convulsions,
seizures, chest pain, excessive sweating, hallucination,
anger/violence, suicidal thoughts and action. The use of "bath salts"
can cause heart attacks, permanent brain damage and scary
hallucinations that can last for days or even weeks. Behavior can
result in suicide or the harm to or killing of others.

While Chapter 130 of the Laws of 130 criminalized the sale of "bath
salt" products containing Mephedrone and MDPV, a current practice of
making minor alterations to chemicals to subvert statutes that
prohibit distinct chemicals made it possible for slightly altered
"bath salt" products to continue to be sold in New York State. In
this new legislation, by adding substituted cathinones to the CSA
based on foundational chemical structures, this loophole of chemical
alteration would be closed. Not only will this bill provide criminal
sanctions, but also makes it a felony to sell such product to a minor
or on school grounds.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2011-2012: S.7826/A.10803 -
referred to health

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect 90 days
after it shall have become a law, with provisions.

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

                                 3469--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 4, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  GRIFFO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed  to  the  Committee  on  Health  --  committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  public  health law, in relation to establishing
  certain 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.  Paragraphs  9  and 10 of subdivision (f) of schedule I of
section 3306 of the public health law, as added by chapter  130  of  the
laws  of 2011, are amended and fourteen new paragraphs 11 through 24 are
added to read as follows:
  (9) 4-METHYL-N-METHYLCATHINONE OR 4-Methylmethcathinone, also known as
Mephedrone.
  (10)  3,4-METHYLENEDIOXYPYROVALERONE  OR   Methylenedioxypyrovalerone,
also known as MDPV.
  (11)  3,4-METHYLENEDIOXY-N-METHYLCATHINONE  (SOME  OTHER NAMES: METHY-
LONE).
  (12) 4-METHOXYMETHCATHINONE.
  (13) 3-FLUOROMETHCATHINONE.
  (14) 4-FLUOROMETHCATHINONE.
  (15) ETHYLPROPION (ETHCATHINONE).
  (16) 2-(2,5-DIMETHOXY-4-ETHYLPHENYL)ETHANAMINE (2C-E).
  (17) 2-(2,5-DIMETHOXY-4-METHYLPHENYL)ETHANAMINE (2C-D).
  (18) 2-(4-CHLORO-2,5-DIMETHOXYPHENYL)ETHANAMINE (2C-C).
  (19) 2-(4-IODO-2,5-DIMETHOXYPHENYL)ETHANAMINE (2C-I).
  (20) 2-{4-(ETHYLTHIO)-2,5-DIMETHOXYPHENYL}ETHANAMINE (2C-T-2).
  (21) 2-{4-(ISOPROPYLTHIO)-2,5-DIMETHOXYPHENYL}ETHANAMINE (2C-T-4).
  (22) 2-(2,5-DIMETHOXYPHENYL)ETHANAMINE (2C-H).
  (23) 2-(2,5-DIMETHOXY-4-NITRO-PHENYL)ETHANAMINE (2C-N).
  (24) 2-(2,5-DIMETHOXY-4-(N)-PROPYLPHENYL)ETHANAMINE (2C-P).
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the ninetieth day  after  it  shall
have become a law.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04273-03-3

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