senate Bill S3983

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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    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
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  • 04 / Mar / 2013
    • REFERRED TO HEALTH
  • 07 / May / 2013
    • REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO FINANCE
  • 11 / Jun / 2013
    • COMMITTEE DISCHARGED AND COMMITTED TO RULES
  • 11 / Jun / 2013
    • ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.1266
  • 12 / Jun / 2013
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 12 / Jun / 2013
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 12 / Jun / 2013
    • REFERRED TO HEALTH
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • DIED IN ASSEMBLY
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • RETURNED TO SENATE
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO HEALTH
  • 20 / May / 2014
    • REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO FINANCE
  • 10 / Jun / 2014
    • COMMITTEE DISCHARGED AND COMMITTED TO RULES
  • 10 / Jun / 2014
    • ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.1242
  • 11 / Jun / 2014
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 11 / Jun / 2014
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 11 / Jun / 2014
    • 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:
A7169
Versions:
S3983
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Assembly Health
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง3385, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Cycle:
S6029, A10426

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S3983

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:

2012: S. 6029 - Passed Senate / A.10426 - Referred to Health.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

Immediately.

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

                                  3983

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              March 4, 2013
                               ___________

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.
                                                           LBD05531-01-3

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