senate Bill S3985

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Implements a drug disposal demonstration program

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  • 04 / Mar / 2013
    • REFERRED TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION
  • 16 / Apr / 2013
    • REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO HEALTH
  • 18 / Dec / 2013
    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO HEALTH
  • 18 / Dec / 2013
    • PRINT NUMBER 3985A
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION
  • 11 / Mar / 2014
    • REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO FINANCE
  • 13 / May / 2014
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.725
  • 14 / May / 2014
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 19 / May / 2014
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 09 / Jun / 2014
    • SUBSTITUTED BY A5465A

Summary

Implements a drug disposal demonstration program.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5465
Versions:
S3985
S3985A
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 27 Title 27 §27-2705, En Con L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Cycle:
S6857, A9421

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Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S3985

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 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
(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.

Effects Of Present Law Which This Bill Would Alter:

Adds a new § 27-2705 to the Environmental Conservation Law.

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:

A. 9421 of 2012 Passed Assembly


Fiscal Implications For State And Local Governments:

None to the State.

Effective Date:

This act shall take effect immediately and shall expire and be deemed
repealed December 31, 2015.

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

                                  3985

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              March 4, 2013
                               ___________

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 FOURTEEN, 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

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD09222-01-3

S. 3985                             2

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, 2015.

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