|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jun 09, 2014||referred to alcoholism and drug abuse|
delivered to assembly
|Jun 03, 2014||ordered to third reading cal.1143|
reported and committed to rules
|May 23, 2014||referred to alcoholism and drug abuse|
senate Bill S7654
Archive: Last Bill Status - Passed Senate
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S7654 - Details
- See Assembly Version of this Bill:
- Current Committee:
- Law Section:
- Mental Hygiene Law
- Laws Affected:
- Add §19.26, Ment Hyg L
S7654 - Summary
Relates to establishing a public awareness and educational campaign regarding heroin and prescription opioid pain medication addiction.
S7654 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S7654 REVISED MEMO 06/05/2014 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the mental hygiene law, in relation to establishing a public awareness campaign on heroin and opioid addiction PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: This bill will increase awareness about heroin and opioid addiction. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1. Legislative Intent. Section 2. Creates section 19.26 of the mental hygiene law which directs the commissioner to develop establish and implement a public awareness and educational campaign. Subdivision (b) The campaign will use mass and social media to educate the general public on heroin and opioid addiction. There will be a website providing pertinent information for parents, children and health care professionals. Subdivision (c) requires the commissioner of the Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services to prepare a report on the actions taken by the office to carry out the public awareness campaign and an assessment of the necessary appropriations for the next fiscal year to continue the campaign.
S7654 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 7654 I N S E N A T E May 23, 2014 ___________ Introduced by Sens. BOYLE, BALL, BONACIC, CARLUCCI, FELDER, GALLIVAN, GOLDEN, GRIFFO, HANNON, LANZA, LARKIN, LITTLE, MARCELLINO, MARCHIONE, MARTINS, MAZIARZ, NOZZOLIO, O'MARA, RANZENHOFER, RITCHIE, ROBACH, SAVINO, SEWARD, VALESKY, YOUNG -- 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 establishing a public awareness campaign on heroin and opioid addiction THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Legislative intent. The legislature hereby establishes a public awareness and educational campaign to inform the public about heroin and prescription opioid pain medication addiction. Heroin and other opioids are highly addictive and as a result, a public health crisis has emerged in New York State. This campaign will complement existing programs administered by the Department of Health and the Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services on prescription pain medication awareness. The educational campaign will be statewide and should be designed to alert youth, parents, high risk populations, and the general population by providing educational materials on the subjects to schools and community groups. S 2. The mental hygiene law is amended by adding a new section 19.26 to read as follows: S 19.26 HEROIN AND PRESCRIPTION OPIOID PAIN MEDICATION ADDICTION AWARE- NESS AND EDUCATION PROGRAM. THE COMMISSIONER, IN COOPERATION WITH THE COMMISSIONER OF THE DEPART- MENT OF HEALTH, SHALL DEVELOP, ESTABLISH AND IMPLEMENT A PUBLIC AWARE- NESS AND EDUCATIONAL CAMPAIGN ON HEROIN AND OPIOID ADDICTION. (A) THE CAMPAIGN SHALL INCLUDE INFORMATION ON: (I) THE DANGERS OF THE ABUSE OF HEROIN AND THE HIGH RISK OF ADDICTION; (II) THE DANGERS OF MISUSE AND ABUSE OF OPIOIDS AND THE HIGH RISK OF ADDICTION; (III) HOW TO RECOGNIZE THE SIGNS OF ADDICTION FOR NON-MEDICAL PROFES- SIONALS; EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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