senate Bill S6924

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Prohibits the sale of kratom to individuals under the age of eighteen

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 12, 2018 referred to health
delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.1722
committee discharged and committed to rules
Jan 03, 2018 referred to health
Oct 20, 2017 referred to rules

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S6924 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8787
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd Art 13-F Art Head, §1399-aa, add §1399-mmm, Pub Health L

S6924 - Summary

Prohibits of the sale of kratom to individuals under the age of eighteen; defines "kratom" as any part of the plant Mitragyna speciosa, whether growing or not, and any compound, manufacture, salt, derivative, mixture, or preparation of such plant; imposes a civil penalty of not more than five hundred dollars for the sale or provision of kratom to any person under the age of eighteen.

S6924 - Sponsor Memo

S6924 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  6924

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            October 20, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. HELMING -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules

AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to the prohibition of
  the sale of kratom to individuals under the age of eighteen

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

  Section  1.  The  article heading of article 13-F of the public health
law, as amended by chapter 448 of the laws of 2012, is amended  to  read
as follows:
           REGULATION OF TOBACCO PRODUCTS, HERBAL CIGARETTES,
             KRATOM AND SMOKING PARAPHERNALIA; DISTRIBUTION
                                TO MINORS
  S  2.  Section 1399-aa of the public health law is amended by adding a
new subdivision 14 to read as follows:
  14. "KRATOM" MEANS ANY PART OF THE PLANT MITRAGYNA  SPECIOSA,  WHETHER
GROWING  OR  NOT,  AND  ANY  COMPOUND,  MANUFACTURE,  SALT,  DERIVATIVE,
MIXTURE, OR PREPARATION OF SUCH PLANT.
  S 3. Article 13-F of the public health law is amended by adding a  new
section 1399-mmm to read as follows:
  S  1399-MMM.  SALE  OF KRATOM PROHIBITED. 1. NO PERSON SHALL KNOWINGLY
SELL OR PROVIDE KRATOM TO ANY OTHER PERSON UNDER EIGHTEEN YEARS OF  AGE.
ANY  PERSON  WHO  VIOLATES  THE  PROVISIONS OF THIS SUBDIVISION SHALL BE
SUBJECT TO A CIVIL PENALTY OF NOT MORE THAN FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS.
  2.(A) ANY PERSON OPERATING A PLACE OF BUSINESS WHEREIN KRATOM IS  SOLD
OR  OFFERED  FOR SALE IS PROHIBITED FROM SELLING SUCH KRATOM TO INDIVID-
UALS UNDER EIGHTEEN YEARS OF AGE, AND SHALL POST IN A CONSPICUOUS  PLACE
A  SIGN  UPON  WHICH  THERE  SHALL BE IMPRINTED THE FOLLOWING STATEMENT,
"SALE OF KRATOM TO PERSONS UNDER EIGHTEEN YEARS OF AGE IS PROHIBITED  BY
LAW".    SUCH  SIGN  SHALL  BE PRINTED ON A WHITE CARD IN RED LETTERS AT
LEAST ONE-HALF INCH IN HEIGHT.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD13578-02-7

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