|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 25, 2016||referred to health|
delivered to assembly
ordered to third reading cal.55
committee discharged and committed to rules
|Jan 21, 2016||referred to health|
senate Bill S6496
Archive: Last Bill Status - Passed Senate
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S6496 (ACTIVE) - Details
S6496 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S6496 TITLE OF BILL : An act to amend the public health law, in relation to directing the commissioner of health to establish an electronic database of known synthetic cannabinoids PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL : To establish an electronic database listing all known compounds, chemicals, products and brand names of synthetic cannabinoids so that the public can easily find helpful information about these dangerous drugs. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS : Section 1 of the bill requires the Commissioner of Health, in conjunction with the Division of Criminal Justice Services, to establish and maintain an electronic database online of known synthetic cannabinoids. The database must list all known compounds, chemicals, physical descriptions, brand names, and images of synthetic cannabinoids, also known as synthetic marijuana, spike, or K2. Section 2 of the bill requires the Commissioner of Health to promulgate any rules and regulations necessary to implement this Act. Section 3 provides that the requirement for DOH and DCJS to establish
S6496 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 6496 I N S E N A T E January 21, 2016 ___________ Introduced by Sen. VALESKY -- 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 directing the commissioner of health to establish an electronic database of known synthetic cannabinoids THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 3308 of the public health law is amended by adding a new subdivision 7 to read as follows: 7. THE COMMISSIONER SHALL, IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE DIVISION OF CRIMI- NAL JUSTICE SERVICES, ESTABLISH AND MAINTAIN AN ELECTRONIC DATABASE OF KNOWN SYNTHETIC CANNABINOIDS, A HALLUCINOGENIC CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE DEFINED IN SUBDIVISION (G) OF SCHEDULE I OF SECTION THIRTY-THREE HUNDRED SIX OF THIS TITLE. SUCH DATABASE SHALL BE PUBLISHED ON THE DEPARTMENT'S WEBSITE SO THAT CONSUMERS, RETAILERS AND LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES CAN ACCESS INFORMATION INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO: (A) A LIST OF COMPOUNDS KNOWN TO BELONG TO THE CLASSES OF CHEMICALS LISTED IN SUCH SUBDIVISION AND THEIR TRADE NAMES; (B) A PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION OF PRODUCTS KNOWN TO CONTAIN SUCH COMPOUNDS, AND THEIR EFFECTS; AND (C) A LIST OF THE BRAND NAMES OF PRODUCTS KNOWN TO CONTAIN SUCH COMPOUNDS, AND IMAGES OF THEIR PACKAGING. THE WEBSITE SHALL INCLUDE A STATEMENT INDICATING THAT SUCH INFORMATION IS BEING PROVIDED AS A RESOURCE FOR CONSUMERS, RETAILERS AND LAW ENFORCEMENT. NEITHER THE DEPARTMENT NOR THE DIVISION OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE SERVICES SHALL BE LIABLE FOR ANY ECONOMIC HARM, PERSONAL INJURY OR DEATH THAT MAY RESULT FROM INFORMATION INCLUDED IN OR OMITTED FROM THE DATA- BASE. S 2. The commissioner of health shall promulgate any rules and regu- lations necessary to implement the provisions of section one of this act, its purpose and intent pursuant to subdivision 7 of section 3308 of the public health law. S 3. This act shall take effect immediately; provided, however that section one of this act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after it EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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