senate Bill S3983

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Directs the department of health to assign at least 1 narcotics investigator to each county in a city having a population of one million or more

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 11, 2014 referred to health
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 10, 2014 ordered to third reading cal.1242
committee discharged and committed to rules
May 20, 2014 reported and committed to finance
Jan 08, 2014 referred to health
returned to senate
died in assembly
Jun 12, 2013 referred to health
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 11, 2013 ordered to third reading cal.1266
committee discharged and committed to rules
May 07, 2013 reported and committed to finance
Mar 04, 2013 referred to health

Votes

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Jun 10, 2014 - Rules committee Vote

S3983
21
0
committee
21
Aye
0
Nay
3
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
1
Excused
0
Abstained
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May 20, 2014 - Health committee Vote

S3983
15
0
committee
15
Aye
0
Nay
2
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Jun 11, 2013 - Rules committee Vote

S3983
23
0
committee
23
Aye
0
Nay
2
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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May 7, 2013 - Health committee Vote

S3983
13
0
committee
13
Aye
0
Nay
2
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
1
Excused
0
Abstained
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Health Committee Vote: May 7, 2013

aye wr (2)
excused (1)

S3983 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7169
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง3385, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
S6029, A10426

S3983 - Bill Texts

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Directs the department of health to assign at least 1 narcotics investigator to each county in a city having a population of one million or more.

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BILL NUMBER:S3983

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public health law, in relation to
requiring the department of health to assign at least one investigator
of the bureau of narcotics enforcement to each county within a city
having a population of one million or more

PURPOSE: To direct the Department of Health to assign at least 1
narcotics investigator to each county in the City of New York.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section one amends section 3385 of the public health law by adding a
new subdivision 3 requiring at least 1 narcotics investigator to each
county in New York City.

JUSTIFICATION:

New York City, especially the borough of Staten Island is experiencing
a growth in prescription drug abuse among its population, especially
teenagers and young adults. Abusers of prescription narcotics usually
obtain these drugs by using forged prescriptions or deceiving their
doctor to write them a prescription. The New York State Department of
Health's Bureau of Narcotics Enforcement has been effective in
combating this epidemic. Recently, the Bureau was responsible for
busting a 31 member prescription drug ring that was illegally selling
Oxycodone out of an ice cream truck. These narcotic investigators play
a valuable role in combating the plague of prescription drug abuse and
it is necessary that there be at least 1 investigator in each borough
to protect the public.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

2012: S. 6029 - Passed Senate / A.10426 - Referred to Health.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

Immediately.

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

                                  3983

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              March 4, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  LANZA  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Health

AN ACT to amend the public health law,  in  relation  to  requiring  the
  department of health to assign at least one investigator of the bureau
  of  narcotics  enforcement to each county within a city having a popu-
  lation of one million or more

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

  Section  1. Section 3385 of the public health law is amended by adding
a new subdivision 3 to read as follows:
  3. THE DEPARTMENT SHALL ASSIGN AND EMPLOY NOT LESS THAN  ONE  INVESTI-
GATOR  OF  THE BUREAU OF NARCOTICS ENFORCEMENT TO ENFORCE THE PROVISIONS
OF THIS ARTICLE IN EACH COUNTY WITHIN A CITY HAVING A POPULATION OF  ONE
MILLION OR MORE.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.






 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD05531-01-3

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