senate Bill S3985A

Vetoed By Governor
2013-2014 Legislative Session

Implements a drug disposal demonstration program

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  • In Committee
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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Nov 21, 2014 tabled
vetoed memo.488
Nov 10, 2014 delivered to governor
Jun 09, 2014 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.725
substituted for s3985a
Jun 09, 2014 substituted by a5465a
May 19, 2014 advanced to third reading
May 14, 2014 2nd report cal.
May 13, 2014 1st report cal.725
Mar 11, 2014 reported and committed to finance
Jan 08, 2014 referred to environmental conservation
Dec 18, 2013 print number 3985a
amend and recommit to health
Apr 16, 2013 reported and committed to health
Mar 04, 2013 referred to environmental conservation

Votes

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May 13, 2014 - Finance committee Vote

S3985A
35
0
committee
35
Aye
0
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
1
Excused
0
Abstained
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Mar 11, 2014 - Environmental Conservation committee Vote

S3985A
12
0
committee
12
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Environmental Conservation Committee Vote: Mar 11, 2014

Jun 4, 2013 - Environmental Conservation committee Vote

S3985
12
0
committee
12
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Apr 16, 2013 - Environmental Conservation committee Vote

S3985
12
0
committee
12
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Bill Amendments

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Co-Sponsors

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S3985 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5465A
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 27 Title 27 §27-2705, En Con L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
S6857, A9421

S3985 - Bill Texts

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Implements a drug disposal demonstration program.

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BILL NUMBER:S3985

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the environmental conservation law, in
relation to implementing a demonstration drug disposal program; and
providing for the repeal of such provisions upon the expiration
thereof

Purpose Or General idea Of Bill:

The purpose of this bill is to encourage proper disposal of drugs.

Summary Of Specific Provisions:

This bill would require the Department of Environmental Conservation
(DEC):

*in consultation with the State Police, to establish a one-year
demonstration drug disposal program in at least three
publicly-available State Police facilities located in urban, suburban
and rural areas;

*to maintain on its website a list of State Police facilities
participating in such demonstration drug disposal program, any
information regarding drug disposal procedures for such facilities as
well as any existing information concerning drug disposal; and

*at the close of the demonstration program, prepare a report
detailing:

o the quantities of drugs collected;
o the effectiveness of each facility location;
o information detailing the acceptance methods made available; and
o recommendations for any legislative action.

Effects Of Present Law Which This Bill Would Alter:

Adds a new § 27-2705 to the Environmental Conservation Law.

Justification:

Expired, unwanted, or unused pharmaceutical drugs require proper
disposal in order to prevent accidental ingestion and/or unintended
environmental harm. An extensive water analysis conducted by the
United States Geological Survey detected at least one contaminant in
approximately 96 percent of the water samples taken from 74 water
sources in 25 states and Puerto Rico. Although drug take back days are
taking place in some communities, a more coordinated effort is
required to help prevent continued contamination. This legislation
would establish a demonstration drug disposal program in
representative rural, suburban and urban areas of the State in order
to provide data that could be used to determine the most effective
methods of disposal.

Prior Legislative History:

A. 9421 of 2012 Passed Assembly


Fiscal Implications For State And Local Governments:

None to the State.

Effective Date:

This act shall take effect immediately and shall expire and be deemed
repealed December 31, 2015.

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

                                  3985

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              March 4, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. GRISANTI -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Environmental Conservation

AN ACT to amend the  environmental  conservation  law,  in  relation  to
  implementing  a demonstration drug disposal program; and providing for
  the repeal of such provisions upon the expiration thereof

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

  Section  1.  Title  27 of article 27 of the environmental conservation
law, as added by chapter 625 of the laws of 2008, is amended by adding a
new section 27-2705 to read as follows:
S 27-2705. DEMONSTRATION DRUG DISPOSAL PROGRAM.
  1. THE DEPARTMENT, IN CONSULTATION WITH  THE  DIVISION  OF  THE  STATE
POLICE,  SHALL  NO  LATER THAN JUNE FIRST, TWO THOUSAND FOURTEEN, ESTAB-
LISH, OR ENTER INTO CONTRACTS FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF, A  DEMONSTRATION
DRUG  DISPOSAL  PROGRAM  TO  DETERMINE THE MOST EFFECTIVE METHOD FOR THE
DISPOSAL OF DRUGS.  SUCH PROGRAM SHALL INCLUDE THE CREATION OF  NO  LESS
THAN  THREE  DEMONSTRATION  DRUG  DISPOSAL  SITES TO BE AVAILABLE TO THE
PUBLIC AND LOCATED IN STATE POLICE FACILITIES. THE STATE POLICE  FACILI-
TIES  TO  BE  USED  FOR THE DEMONSTRATION DRUG DISPOSAL PROGRAM SHALL BE
LOCATED IN AREAS THAT ARE GEOGRAPHICALLY DIVERSE AND  REPRESENTATIVE  OF
RURAL,  SUBURBAN AND URBAN AREAS. SUCH PROGRAM SHALL BE IN PLACE FOR ONE
YEAR.
  2.  IN ADDITION TO ANY EXISTING INFORMATION CONCERNING DRUG  DISPOSAL,
THE  DEPARTMENT SHALL MAINTAIN A LIST OF STATE POLICE FACILITIES PARTIC-
IPATING IN THE DEMONSTRATION DRUG DISPOSAL PROGRAM AS WELL AS ANY INFOR-
MATION REGARDING DRUG DISPOSAL PROCEDURES FOR  SUCH  FACILITIES  ON  ITS
WEBSITE.
  3.  AT  THE  CLOSE  OF  THE DEMONSTRATION PROGRAM THE DEPARTMENT SHALL
PREPARE A REPORT DETAILING:  THE  QUANTITIES  OF  DRUGS  COLLECTED;  THE
EFFECTIVENESS  OF  EACH  FACILITY  LOCATION;  INFORMATION  DETAILING THE

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD09222-01-3

S. 3985                             2

ACCEPTANCE METHODS MADE AVAILABLE AND RECOMMENDATIONS FOR  ANY  LEGISLA-
TIVE ACTION.
  S  2.  This  act shall take effect immediately and shall expire and be
deemed repealed December 31, 2015.

Co-Sponsors

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S3985A (ACTIVE) - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5465A
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 27 Title 27 §27-2705, En Con L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
S6857, A9421

S3985A (ACTIVE) - Bill Texts

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Implements a drug disposal demonstration program.

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BILL NUMBER:S3985A

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the environmental conservation law, in
relation to implementing a demonstration drug disposal program; and
providing for the repeal of such provisions upon the expiration
thereof

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:

The purpose of this bill is to encourage proper disposal of drugs.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:

This bill would require the Department of Environmental Conservation
(DEC):

*in consultation with the State Police, to establish a one-year demon-
stration drug disposal program in at least three publicly-available
State Police facilities located in urban, suburban and rural areas;

*to maintain on its website a list of State Police facilities
participating in such demonstration drug disposal program, any
information regarding drug disposal procedures for such facilities as
well as any existing information concerning drug disposal; and

*at the close of the demonstration program, prepare a report
detailing:

o the quantities of drugs collected;
o the effectiveness of each facility location;
o information detailing the acceptance methods made available; and
o recommendations for any legislative action.

EFFECTS OF PRESENT LAW WHICH THIS BILL WOULD ALTER:

Adds a new § 27-2705 to the Environmental Conservation Law.

JUSTIFICATION:

Expired, unwanted, or unused pharmaceutical drugs require proper
disposal in order to prevent accidental ingestion and/or unintended
environmental harm. An extensive water analysis conducted by the
United States Geological Survey detected at least one contaminant in
approximately 96 percent of the water samples taken from 74 water
sources in 25 states and Puerto Rico. Although drug take back days are
taking place in some communities, a more coordinated effort is
required to help prevent continued contamination. This legislation
would establish a demonstration drug disposal program in
representative rural, suburban and urban areas of the State in order
to provide data that could be used to determine the most effective
methods of disposal.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

A. 9421 of 2012 Passed Assembly

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS FOR STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS:


None to the State.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

This act shall take effect immediately and shall expire and be deemed
repealed December 31, 2016.

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

                                 3985--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              March 4, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. GRISANTI, BALL, ESPAILLAT, HOYLMAN, PARKER, VALESKY
  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to
  the Committee on Environmental Conservation -- reported favorably from
  said committee and committed to the Committee on Health  --  committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  environmental  conservation law, in relation to
  implementing a demonstration drug disposal program; and providing  for
  the repeal of such provisions upon the expiration thereof

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

  Section 1. Title 27 of article 27 of  the  environmental  conservation
law, as added by chapter 625 of the laws of 2008, is amended by adding a
new section 27-2705 to read as follows:
S 27-2705. DEMONSTRATION DRUG DISPOSAL PROGRAM.
  1.  THE  DEPARTMENT,  IN  CONSULTATION  WITH THE DIVISION OF THE STATE
POLICE, SHALL NO LATER THAN JUNE FIRST, TWO THOUSAND FIFTEEN, ESTABLISH,
OR ENTER INTO CONTRACTS FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF, A  DEMONSTRATION  DRUG
DISPOSAL PROGRAM TO DETERMINE THE MOST EFFECTIVE METHOD FOR THE DISPOSAL
OF DRUGS.  SUCH PROGRAM SHALL INCLUDE THE CREATION OF NO LESS THAN THREE
DEMONSTRATION  DRUG  DISPOSAL  SITES  TO  BE AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC AND
LOCATED IN STATE POLICE FACILITIES. THE STATE POLICE  FACILITIES  TO  BE
USED  FOR  THE  DEMONSTRATION  DRUG DISPOSAL PROGRAM SHALL BE LOCATED IN
AREAS THAT ARE  GEOGRAPHICALLY  DIVERSE  AND  REPRESENTATIVE  OF  RURAL,
SUBURBAN AND URBAN AREAS. SUCH PROGRAM SHALL BE IN PLACE FOR ONE YEAR.
  2.   IN ADDITION TO ANY EXISTING INFORMATION CONCERNING DRUG DISPOSAL,
THE DEPARTMENT SHALL MAINTAIN A LIST OF STATE POLICE FACILITIES  PARTIC-
IPATING IN THE DEMONSTRATION DRUG DISPOSAL PROGRAM AS WELL AS ANY INFOR-
MATION  REGARDING  DRUG  DISPOSAL  PROCEDURES FOR SUCH FACILITIES ON ITS
WEBSITE.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD09222-02-3

S. 3985--A                          2

  3. AT THE CLOSE OF THE  DEMONSTRATION  PROGRAM  THE  DEPARTMENT  SHALL
PREPARE  A  REPORT  DETAILING:  THE  QUANTITIES  OF DRUGS COLLECTED; THE
EFFECTIVENESS OF  EACH  FACILITY  LOCATION;  INFORMATION  DETAILING  THE
ACCEPTANCE  METHODS  MADE AVAILABLE AND RECOMMENDATIONS FOR ANY LEGISLA-
TIVE ACTION.
  S  2.  This  act shall take effect immediately and shall expire and be
deemed repealed December 31, 2016.

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