senate Bill S2942

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to criminal diversion of prescription medications and prescriptions, establishing certain other offenses related thereto

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Mar 27, 2014 referred to codes
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Feb 11, 2014 advanced to third reading
Feb 10, 2014 2nd report cal.
Feb 04, 2014 1st report cal.137
Jan 08, 2014 referred to codes
returned to senate
died in assembly
Mar 12, 2013 referred to codes
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Mar 05, 2013 advanced to third reading
Mar 04, 2013 2nd report cal.
Feb 28, 2013 1st report cal.130
Jan 25, 2013 referred to codes

Votes

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Feb 4, 2014 - Codes committee Vote

S2942
14
0
committee
14
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Feb 28, 2013 - Codes committee Vote

S2942
14
0
committee
14
Aye
0
Nay
2
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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S2942 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4085
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§178.00 - 178.25, add §178.30, Art 179 §§179.00 - 179.15, Art 219 Title M §§219.00 - 219.30, Pen L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
S5260C, A7251C

S2942 - Summary

Relates to criminal diversion of prescription medications and prescriptions; establishes the offense of fraudulent prescription, dispensing and procurement of non-controlled substance prescription medications and devices; establishes the offense of unlawful possession of non-controlled substance prescription medications and devices.

S2942 - Sponsor Memo

S2942 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  2942

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 25, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  HANNON,  GALLIVAN,  GRISANTI,  MARTINS,  MAZIARZ,
  RANZENHOFER, YOUNG, ZELDIN -- 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  criminal  diversion  of
  prescription  medications  and prescriptions, establishing the offense
  of fraudulent prescription, dispensing and  procurement  of  non-cont-
  rolled  substance prescription medications and devices, and establish-
  ing the offense of unlawful  possession  of  non-controlled  substance
  prescription medications and devices

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

  Section 1.  Section 178.00 of the penal law, as added by chapter 81 of
the laws of 1995, is amended to read as follows:
S 178.00 Criminal   diversion   of    prescription    medications    and
           prescriptions; definitions.
  The following definitions are applicable to this article:
  1.  "Prescription  medication or device" means any article for which a
prescription is required in order to  be  lawfully  sold,  delivered  or
distributed by any person authorized by law to engage in the practice of
the profession of pharmacy.
  2.  "Prescription"  means  a  direction or authorization by means of a
written  prescription  form,  ELECTRONIC   PRESCRIPTION   or   an   oral
prescription  which  permits  a person to lawfully obtain a prescription
medication or  device  from  any  person  authorized  to  dispense  such
prescription medication or device.
  3.  "PRESCRIPTION  FORM"  MEANS  AN  OFFICIAL  STATE PRESCRIPTION FORM
AUTHORIZED BY A STATE FOR USE  BY  HEALTH  PRACTITIONERS  AUTHORIZED  TO
WRITE PRESCRIPTIONS.
  4.  "Criminal  diversion  act"  means an act or acts in which a person
knowingly:

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01675-02-3

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