|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 04, 2012||referred to finance|
|Jan 07, 2011||referred to finance|
senate Bill S1421
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S1421 - Details
S1421 - Summary
Provides for the prescription drug reimportation protection program to be established by the superintendent of state police, for the investigation of the sale of unsafe drugs including internet sales.
S1421 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S1421 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the executive law and the public health law, in relation to the prescription drug reimportation protection program PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF THE BILL: This bill deals with unsafe drugs being imported into the country by requiring the State Police to investigate and act as a coordinating agency in cases of unsafe drug reimportation by establishing common rules of procedure, a centralized data base, using the scientific crime detection laboratory, and coordinating with the State Health Department; Requiring the Health Commissioner to establish a listing on its website of internet providers of prescription drugs, along with complaints received by the department, convictions of the participants, and whether the internet provider has permission from the federal government to reimport drugs. The Health Department is also required to provide a clear explanation if the federal law concerning reimportation. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 of this bill creates a new section 216-e in the executive
S1421 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 1421 2011-2012 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 7, 2011 ___________ Introduced by Sens. GOLDEN, LARKIN, MAZIARZ -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Finance AN ACT to amend the executive law and the public health law, in relation to the prescription drug reimportation protection program THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The executive law is amended by adding a new section 216-e to read as follows: S 216-E. PRESCRIPTION DRUG REIMPORTATION PROTECTION PROGRAM. 1. THE SUPERINTENDENT SHALL ESTABLISH A PROGRAM TO INVESTIGATE ACTUAL AND/OR SUSPECTED CASES OF REIMPORTATION OF UNSAFE DRUGS WITHIN THIS STATE AND MAY ASSIGN EMPLOYEES AS DEEMED NECESSARY FOR THE PROPER OPERATION OF SUCH PROGRAM. 2. THE PROGRAM SHALL PROVIDE THAT THE STATE POLICE MAY INVESTIGATE, AS PROVIDED IN THIS SECTION, ANY INTERNET WEBSITE WHICH OFFERS OR PROVIDES A MECHANISM TO SELL PRESCRIPTION DRUGS TO CONSUMERS IN NEW YORK FROM ANOTHER COUNTRY OR ANY ENTITY ACTING AS A MIDDLEMAN OR AGENT IN THE IMPORTATION OR REIMPORTATION FOR SALE OF PRESCRIPTION DRUGS FROM OTHER COUNTRIES. THE PROGRAM SHALL PROVIDE THAT THE STATE POLICE SHALL INVES- TIGATE ANY COMPLAINT FROM A GOVERNMENT OFFICIAL, OR FROM AN INDIVIDUAL, CLAIMING THAT PRESCRIPTION DRUGS BEING IMPORTED OR REIMPORTED BY SUCH ENTITY OR THROUGH SUCH WEBSITE ARE ADULTERATED OR MISLABELED OR OTHER- WISE IN VIOLATION OF SECTION SIXTY-EIGHT HUNDRED ELEVEN OF THE EDUCATION LAW. 3. THE PROGRAM SHALL FURTHER PROVIDE THAT THE STATE POLICE SHALL ACT AS THE COORDINATING AGENCY RESPONDING TO CASES OF SUSPECTED IMPORTATION OR REIMPORTATION OF PRESCRIPTION DRUGS IN A MANNER THAT IS IN VIOLATION OF SUCH SECTION SIXTY-EIGHT HUNDRED ELEVEN OF THE EDUCATION LAW. THE SUPERINTENDENT OF STATE POLICE SHALL BY REGULATION ESTABLISH UNIFORM PROCEDURES FOR INVESTIGATION AND THE RECEIPT OF SUCH COMPLAINTS FROM OTHER AGENCIES INVOLVED IN SUCH CASES. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD04386-01-1
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