senate Bill S1686

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Establishes a synthetic cannabinoid and substituted cathinone surrender program and relates to controlled substances; repealer

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 20, 2014 reported and committed to finance
Jan 08, 2014 referred to health
returned to senate
died in assembly
Jun 11, 2013 referred to health
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 10, 2013 advanced to third reading
Jun 05, 2013 2nd report cal.
Jun 04, 2013 1st report cal.991
May 21, 2013 reported and committed to finance
Jan 09, 2013 referred to health


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S1686 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§3302, 3306 & 3308, rpld §3306 schedule I sub (f) ¶¶ 9 & 10, Pub Health L; amd §§220.00, 220.06, 220.09 & 220.34, Pen L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
S6694A, A9781A

S1686 - Summary

Establishes a synthetic cannabinoid and substituted cathinone surrender program and relates to controlled substances.

S1686 - Sponsor Memo

S1686 - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E


                             January 9, 2013

  twice and ordered printed, and when printed to  be  committed  to  the
  Committee on Health

AN  ACT  to  establish a synthetic cannabinoid and substituted cathinone
  surrender program; to amend the public health law and the  penal  law,
  in  relation to controlled substances; to repeal certain provisions of
  the public health law, relating to controlled substances; and  provid-
  ing for the repeal of certain provisions upon expiration thereof


  Section 1.  There is hereby established a statewide synthetic cannabi-
noid and substituted  cathinone  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 synthetic canna-
binoid and substituted cathinone surrender program, in  compliance  with
federal  law.  The program shall be composed of locations throughout the
state, at which individuals may anonymously surrender products  contain-
ing  synthetic  cannabinoids,  as  defined in section 3302 of the public
health law, and substituted cathinones, as defined in  section  3306  of
the public health law. A surrender of synthetic cannabinoids and substi-
tuted  cathinones pursuant to this section shall not constitute a "sale"
for the purposes of the penal law.
  S 2. Subdivision 4 of section 3302 of the public health law, as  added
by  chapter  878 of the laws of 1972 and as renumbered by chapter 537 of
the laws of 1998, is amended to read as follows:
  4. "Concentrated Cannabis" means
  [(a)] the separated resin, whether crude or purified, obtained from  a
plant of the genus Cannabis[; or

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


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