|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jul 23, 2012||referred to rules|
senate Bill S7826
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S7826 - Details
- See Assembly Version of this Bill:
- Current Committee:
- Law Section:
- Public Health Law
- Laws Affected:
- Amd §§3306 & 3308, rpld §3306 schedule I ¶¶9 & 10, Pub Health L
S7826 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S7826 TITLE OF BILL: An act to establish a substituted cathinone surrender program; to amend the public health law, in relation to controlled substances; to repeal certain provisions of the public health law, relating to controlled substances; and providing for the repeal of certain provisions upon expiration thereof PURPOSE: To classify substituted cathinones (these products, often referred to as "bath salts", chemically related to methamphetamines and ecstasy - which are both classified as stimulants) as Schedule I stimulant controlled substances and to create a Statewide substituted Cathinone Surrender Program to allow for surrender of these harmful substances to appropri- ate authorities. CURRENT LAW:: Chapter 130 of the Laws of 2011 banned the sale or distribution of any product containing Mephedrone and MDPV which were marketed as "bath salts." SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Amends the Public Health Law and Penal Law to add substituted cathinones to the CSA based on chemical structures. A direct reference to "meth- cathinone" is removed because it fits within the class. Creates penal-
S7826 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 7826 I N S E N A T E July 23, 2012 ___________ Introduced by Sen. GRIFFO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules AN ACT to establish a substituted cathinone surrender program; to amend the public health law, in relation to controlled substances; to repeal certain provisions of the public health law, relating to controlled substances; and providing for the repeal of certain provisions upon expiration thereof THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. There is hereby established a statewide substituted cathi- none surrender program. Pursuant to this program, for a period of ninety days commencing on the effective date of this section: The department of health shall establish a statewide substituted cath- inone surrender program, in compliance with federal law. The program shall be composed of locations throughout the state, at which individ- uals may anonymously surrender products containing substituted cathi- nones, as defined in section 3306 of the public health law. A surrender of substituted cathinones pursuant to this section shall not constitute a "sale" for the purposes of the penal law. S 2. Paragraph 5 of subdivision (f) of schedule I of section 3306 of the public health law, as amended by chapter 457 of the laws of 2006, is amended to read as follows: (5) [Methcathinone (some other names: 2-(methylamino) - propiophenone; alpha-(methylamino) propiophenone; 2-(methylamino) -1-phenylpropan- 1-one; alpha-N-methylaminopropiophenone; monomethylpropion; ephedrone, N-methylcathinone, methylcathinone; AL-464; AL-422; AL-463 and UR1432), its salts, optical isomers and salts of optical isomers] SUBSTITUTED CATHINONES. ANY COMPOUND, OTHER THAN BUPROPRION, THAT IS STRUCTURALLY DERIVED FROM 2-AMINO-1-PHENYL-1-PROPANONE BY MODIFICATION IN ANY OF THE FOLLOWING WAYS: (I) BY SUBSTITUTION IN THE PHENYL RING TO ANY EXTENT WITH ALKYL, ALKOXY, ALKYLENEDIOXY, HALOALKYL, OR HALIDE SUBSTITUENTS, WHETHER OR NOT FURTHER SUBSTITUTED IN THE PHENYL RING BY ONE OR MORE OTHER UNIVALENT SUBSTITUENTS; EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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