senate Bill S3985
(R, IP) 0 Senate District
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
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- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
Implements a drug disposal demonstration program.
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
Purpose Or General idea Of Bill:
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
*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
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.
Effects Of Present Law Which This Bill Would Alter:
Adds a new § 27-2705 to the Environmental Conservation Law.
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:
A. 9421 of 2012 Passed Assembly
Fiscal Implications For State And Local Governments:
None to the State.
This act shall take effect immediately and shall expire and be deemed
repealed December 31, 2015.
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