senate Bill S7911

Signed By Governor
2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to a heroin and opioid addiction awareness and education program

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 23, 2014 signed chap.40
delivered to governor
Jun 19, 2014 returned to senate
passed assembly
message of necessity - 3 day message
ordered to third reading rules cal.589
substituted for a10161
referred to ways and means
delivered to assembly
passed senate
message of necessity - 3 day message
ordered to third reading cal.1642
Jun 17, 2014 referred to rules

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S7911 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10161
Law Section:
Mental Hygiene Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §19.07, Ment Hyg L

S7911 - Summary

Relates to a heroin and opioid addiction awareness and education program.

S7911 - Sponsor Memo

S7911 - Bill Text download pdf

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

    S. 7911                                                 A. 10161

                      S E N A T E - A S S E M B L Y

                              June 17, 2014
                               ___________

IN SENATE -- Introduced by Sen. BOYLE -- (at request of the Governor) --
  read  twice  and  ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to
  the Committee on Rules

IN ASSEMBLY -- Introduced by COMMITTEE ON RULES -- (at request of M.  of
  A.  Cymbrowitz)  --  (at  request  of  the  Governor) -- read once and
  referred to the Committee on Ways and Means

AN ACT to amend the mental hygiene law, in relation to  the  heroin  and
  opioid addiction awareness and education program

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

  Section 1.  Section 19.07 of the mental  hygiene  law  is  amended  by
adding a new subdivision (k) to read as follows:
  (K)  HEROIN AND OPIOID ADDICTION AWARENESS AND EDUCATION PROGRAM.  THE
COMMISSIONER, IN COOPERATION WITH THE COMMISSIONER OF THE DEPARTMENT  OF
HEALTH,  SHALL  DEVELOP  AND  CONDUCT A PUBLIC AWARENESS AND EDUCATIONAL
CAMPAIGN ON HEROIN AND OPIOID  ADDICTION.  THE  CAMPAIGN  SHALL  UTILIZE
PUBLIC  FORUMS,  SOCIAL MEDIA AND MASS MEDIA, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED
TO, INTERNET, RADIO, AND PRINT ADVERTISING SUCH AS BILLBOARDS AND  POST-
ERS  AND  SHALL ALSO INCLUDE POSTING OF MATERIALS AND INFORMATION ON THE
OFFICE WEBSITE.  THE  CAMPAIGN  SHALL  BE  TAILORED  TO  EDUCATE  YOUTH,
PARENTS,  HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS AND THE GENERAL PUBLIC REGARDING: (1)
THE RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH THE ABUSE AND MISUSE OF  HEROIN  AND  OPIOIDS;
(2)  HOW  TO  RECOGNIZE  THE  SIGNS  OF ADDICTION; AND (3) THE RESOURCES
AVAILABLE FOR THOSE NEEDING ASSISTANCE WITH HEROIN OR OPIOID  ADDICTION.
THE  CAMPAIGN  SHALL  FURTHER  BE  DESIGNED  TO ENHANCE AWARENESS OF THE
OPIOID OVERDOSE PREVENTION PROGRAM AUTHORIZED PURSUANT TO SECTION  THIR-
TY-THREE  HUNDRED  NINE OF THE PUBLIC HEALTH LAW AND THE "GOOD SAMARITAN
LAW" ESTABLISHED PURSUANT TO SECTIONS 220.03 AND 220.78 OF THE PENAL LAW
AND SECTION 390.40 OF THE CRIMINAL PROCEDURE  LAW,  AND  TO  REDUCE  THE
STIGMA ASSOCIATED WITH ADDICTION.
  S  2.  This act shall take effect immediately; provided that effective
immediately, all rules and regulations necessary for the  implementation
of  this  act  on  its  effective  date may be promulgated prior to such
effective date.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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