assembly Bill A10109

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to decriminalizing the possession of buprenorphine

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Mar 12, 2020 referred to codes

A10109 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Codes
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §220.00, Pen L
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:

A10109 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Decriminalizes the possession of buprenorphine from certain crimes.

A10109 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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


                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             March 12, 2020

Introduced  by  M.  of  A. L. ROSENTHAL -- read once and referred to the
  Committee on Codes

AN ACT to amend the  penal  law,  in  relation  to  decriminalizing  the
  possession of buprenorphine


  Section 1. Subdivisions 5 and 8 of section 220.00 of  the  penal  law,
subdivision 5 as amended by chapter 537 of the laws of 1998 and subdivi-
sion  8 as amended by section 18 of part C of chapter 447 of the laws of
2012, are amended to read as follows:
  5. "Controlled substance" means any substance listed  in  schedule  I,
II,  III,  IV  or  V  of  section thirty-three hundred six of the public
health law other than BUPRENORPHINE AND marihuana, but including concen-
trated cannabis as defined in  paragraph  (a)  of  subdivision  four  of
section thirty-three hundred two of such law.
  8.  "Narcotic  preparation"  means  any controlled substance listed in
schedule II(b-1), III(d) or III(e) OTHER THAN BUPRENORPHINE.
  § 2. This act shall take effect on the first of November next succeed-
ing the date on which it shall have become a law.

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