senate Bill S6691

Signed By Governor
2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to the disposal of drugs, drug disposal sites and home pharmaceutical collection

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  • In Committee
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    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Aug 11, 2014 signed chap.305
Aug 01, 2014 delivered to governor
Jun 11, 2014 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.117
substituted for a1609
Jun 09, 2014 referred to alcoholism and drug abuse
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 12, 2014 advanced to third reading
May 07, 2014 2nd report cal.
May 06, 2014 1st report cal.499
Feb 28, 2014 referred to alcoholism and drug abuse

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May 6, 2014 - Alcoholism and Drug Abuse committee Vote

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Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Committee Vote: May 6, 2014

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S6691 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1609
Law Section:
Mental Hygiene Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง19.09, Ment Hyg L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
S7095, A9621

S6691 - Bill Texts

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Relates to the disposal of drugs, drug disposal sites and home pharmaceutical collection.

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BILL NUMBER:S6691

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the mental hygiene law, in relation to
the disposal of drugs, drug disposal sites and home pharmaceutical
collection

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To increase public awareness on the
proper disposal of drugs and drug disposal sites.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1 of this bill would amend
mental hygiene law by adding a new subdivision (i) that will require
the Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) in
cooperation with the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) to
post on their agency website information related to conducting a
pharmaceutical collection event. It will also allow OASAS to assist
DEC in the development of a public information program on the proper
disposal of drugs and drug disposal sites.

Section 2 of this bill makes this act take effect on the one hundred
twentieth day after it shall have become law.

JUSTIFICATION: The National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH)
shows that nearly one-third of people aged 12 and over who used drugs
for the first time in 2009 began by using a prescription drug
non-medically. The same survey found that over 70 percent of people
who abused prescription pain relievers got them from friends or
relatives and most likely these drugs were taken from a household
medicine cabinet. Frequently, individuals who are prescribed a
prescription drug will have excess medications which are improperly
stored, or they are unaware of how to safely dispose of them.

According to the Office of National Drug Control Policy, a Household
Pharmaceutical Collection, which is a partnership between local
communities and organizations, state government and the Drug
Enforcement Administration (DEA), is an effective tool that allows
individuals to properly dispose of unused, unneeded, or expired
medications, and helps to prevent diversion and abuse.

This bill aims to increase public awareness of how to conduct a
Household Pharmaceutical Collection Event by adding such information
to the website of the Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse
Services (OASAS). It also will allow OASAS to assist the Department of
Environmental Conservation and the Department of Health in the
development of a public information program regarding the proper
disposal of prescription drugs.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2011-12: S.7095 Klein Reported & Committed
to Finance
A.9621 Cymbrowitz Referred to Rules

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: Undetermined

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect on the one hundred
twentieth day.

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

                                  6691

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 28, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  BOYLE  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse

AN ACT to amend the mental hygiene law, in relation to the  disposal  of
  drugs, drug disposal sites and home pharmaceutical collection

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

  Section 1. Section 19.09 of the  mental  hygiene  law  is  amended  by
adding a new subdivision (i) to read as follows:
  (I)  (1)  THE  OFFICE,  IN COOPERATION WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRON-
MENTAL CONSERVATION, SHALL POST ON THE OFFICE WEBSITE INFORMATION  WHICH
INCLUDES BUT IS NOT LIMITED TO THE REQUIRED STEPS AND GUIDELINES FOR ANY
MUNICIPALITY, PHARMACY, LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY, OR COMMUNITY GROUP
TO CONDUCT A HOUSEHOLD PHARMACEUTICAL COLLECTION EVENT.
  (2) PURSUANT TO SECTION 27-2703 OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL CONVERSATION LAW,
AS  ADDED BY CHAPTER SIX HUNDRED TWENTY-FIVE OF THE LAWS OF TWO THOUSAND
EIGHT, THE COMMISSIONER, IN CONSULTATION WITH THE DEPARTMENT MAY  ASSIST
IN  THE  DEVELOPMENT  OF  A  PUBLIC  INFORMATION  PROGRAM  ON THE PROPER
DISPOSAL OF DRUGS AND DRUG DISPOSAL SITES. THE OFFICE SHALL  DISSEMINATE
SUCH INFORMATION BY ANY MEANS DEEMED APPROPRIATE BY THE COMMISSIONER.
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred twentieth day after
it  shall have become a law. Effective immediately, the addition, amend-
ment and/or repeal of any rule or regulation necessary for the implemen-
tation of this act on its effective date is authorized to be made on  or
before such date.




 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD06200-01-3

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