senate Bill S3687

Signed By Governor
2015-2016 Legislative Session

Directs the department of health to oversee a program for the safe disposal of unused controlled substances in accordance with federal law and regulations

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Archive: Last Bill Status Via A6062 - Signed by Governor

  • 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
Oct 26, 2015 signed chap.379
Oct 14, 2015 delivered to governor
May 28, 2015 returned to assembly
passed senate
substituted for s3687
May 28, 2015 substituted by a6062
Mar 03, 2015 advanced to third reading
Mar 02, 2015 2nd report cal.
Feb 26, 2015 1st report cal.164
Feb 13, 2015 referred to health


S3687 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §3343-b, Pub Health L

S3687 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Directs the department of health to oversee a program for the safe disposal of unused controlled substances in accordance with federal law and regulations.

S3687 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S3687 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 13, 2015

Introduced  by  Sens. HANNON, LAVALLE, AMEDORE -- 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 the safe  disposal
  of unused controlled substances


  Section 1. Section 3343-b of the public  health  law,  as  amended  by
chapter 343 of the laws of 2013, is amended to read as follows:
  S  3343-b.  Safe  disposal  of  unused  controlled  substances. 1. The
department shall [establish] OVERSEE a program for the safe disposal  of
unused  controlled  substances  by  consumers in accordance with federal
law. [The program shall permit individual]  INDIVIDUAL  members  of  the
public   SHALL   BE   AUTHORIZED  to  voluntarily  surrender  controlled
substances listed on schedule II, III, IV or V of  section  thirty-three
hundred  six  of  this  article  in a secure manner, without identifying
themselves [, and]. SAFE DISPOSAL METHODS shall be publicized consistent
with the prescription  pain  medication  awareness  program  established
pursuant to section thirty-three hundred nine-a of this article.
  2.  The  surrender  of a controlled substance pursuant to [the program
established  pursuant  to]  this  section  shall  not   constitute   the
possession,  transfer  or sale of such controlled substance for purposes
of this article or the penal law.
  3. [In developing such program,  the  department  shall  consider  the
following: appropriate sites for disposal throughout the state; the role
of  law  enforcement  and  federal  authorities, as appropriate; and the
manner in which potential costs to localities or to the  state  will  be
addressed.] Disposal sites shall be operated by law enforcement agencies
AUTHORIZED COLLECTORS on a voluntary basis [in  collaboration  with  the
department].  Nothing in this section shall require any political subdi-

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


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