senate Bill S5620A

Signed By Governor
2009-2010 Legislative Session

Relates to hypodermic syringes and the lawful possession of such syringes

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  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jul 30, 2010 signed chap.284
Jul 19, 2010 delivered to governor
Jun 29, 2010 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading cal.586
substituted for a8396a
Jun 15, 2010 referred to codes
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Mar 01, 2010 advanced to third reading
Feb 24, 2010 2nd report cal.
Feb 23, 2010 1st report cal.155
Feb 12, 2010 print number 5620a
Feb 12, 2010 amend and recommit to codes
Jan 06, 2010 referred to codes
Jul 16, 2009 committed to rules
Jun 04, 2009 advanced to third reading
Jun 03, 2009 2nd report cal.
Jun 02, 2009 1st report cal.578
May 22, 2009 referred to codes

Votes

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Feb 23, 2010 - Codes committee Vote

S5620A
10
6
committee
10
Aye
6
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Jun 2, 2009 - Codes committee Vote

S5620
10
2
committee
10
Aye
2
Nay
4
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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S5620 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8396A
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§220.03 & 220.45, Pen L

S5620 - Summary

Relates to hypodermic syringes and the lawful possession of such syringes.

S5620 - Sponsor Memo

S5620 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  5620

                       2009-2010 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 22, 2009
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. DUANE, SCHNEIDERMAN -- (at request of the Governor)
  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to
  the Committee on Codes

AN ACT to amend the penal law, in relation to hypodermic syringes

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

  Section  1. Section 220.03 of the penal law, as amended by chapter 410
of the laws of 1979, is amended to read as follows:
S 220.03 Criminal possession of a controlled substance  in  the  seventh
           degree.
  A person is guilty of criminal possession of a controlled substance in
the  seventh  degree when he OR SHE knowingly and unlawfully possesses a
controlled  substance;  PROVIDED,  HOWEVER,  THAT  IT  SHALL  NOT  BE  A
VIOLATION OF THIS SECTION WHEN A PERSON POSSESSES A RESIDUAL AMOUNT OF A
CONTROLLED  SUBSTANCE  AND THAT RESIDUAL AMOUNT IS IN OR ON A HYPODERMIC
SYRINGE OR HYPODERMIC NEEDLE OBTAINED AND POSSESSED PURSUANT TO  SECTION
THIRTY-THREE HUNDRED EIGHTY-ONE OF THE PUBLIC HEALTH LAW.
  Criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree is
a class A misdemeanor.
  S 2. Section 220.45 of the penal law is amended to read as follows:
S 220.45 Criminally possessing a hypodermic instrument.
  A  person  is  guilty of criminally possessing a hypodermic instrument
when he OR SHE knowingly and unlawfully possesses or sells a  hypodermic
syringe  or  hypodermic  needle.  IT  SHALL  NOT  BE A VIOLATION OF THIS
SECTION WHEN A PERSON OBTAINS AND  POSSESSES  A  HYPODERMIC  SYRINGE  OR
HYPODERMIC NEEDLE PURSUANT TO SECTION THIRTY-THREE HUNDRED EIGHTY-ONE OF
THE PUBLIC HEALTH LAW.
  Criminally  possessing  a hypodermic instrument is a class A misdemea-
nor.
  S 3. The commissioner of the division  of  criminal  justice  services
shall  take steps necessary to periodically inform law enforcement agen-

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD12057-03-9

Co-Sponsors

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S5620A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8396A
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§220.03 & 220.45, Pen L

S5620A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to hypodermic syringes and the lawful possession of such syringes.

S5620A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5620A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 5620--A

                       2009-2010 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 22, 2009
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. DUANE, SCHNEIDERMAN, HASSELL-THOMPSON, MONTGOMERY,
  PERKINS, SAVINO -- (at request of the  Governor)  --  read  twice  and
  ordered  printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on
  Codes -- recommitted to the Committee  on  Codes  in  accordance  with
  Senate  Rule  6, sec. 8 -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered
  reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the penal law, in relation to hypodermic syringes

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

  Section  1. Section 220.03 of the penal law, as amended by chapter 410
of the laws of 1979, is amended to read as follows:
S 220.03 Criminal possession of a controlled substance  in  the  seventh
           degree.
  A person is guilty of criminal possession of a controlled substance in
the  seventh  degree when he OR SHE knowingly and unlawfully possesses a
controlled  substance;  PROVIDED,  HOWEVER,  THAT  IT  SHALL  NOT  BE  A
VIOLATION OF THIS SECTION WHEN A PERSON POSSESSES A RESIDUAL AMOUNT OF A
CONTROLLED  SUBSTANCE  AND THAT RESIDUAL AMOUNT IS IN OR ON A HYPODERMIC
SYRINGE OR HYPODERMIC NEEDLE OBTAINED AND POSSESSED PURSUANT TO  SECTION
THIRTY-THREE HUNDRED EIGHTY-ONE OF THE PUBLIC HEALTH LAW.
  Criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree is
a class A misdemeanor.
  S 2. Section 220.45 of the penal law is amended to read as follows:
S 220.45 Criminally possessing a hypodermic instrument.
  A  person  is  guilty of criminally possessing a hypodermic instrument
when he OR SHE knowingly and unlawfully possesses or sells a  hypodermic
syringe  or  hypodermic  needle.  IT  SHALL  NOT  BE A VIOLATION OF THIS
SECTION WHEN A PERSON OBTAINS AND  POSSESSES  A  HYPODERMIC  SYRINGE  OR
HYPODERMIC NEEDLE PURSUANT TO SECTION THIRTY-THREE HUNDRED EIGHTY-ONE OF
THE PUBLIC HEALTH LAW.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD12057-05-0

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