Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 08, 2020||
ordered to third reading cal.80
|May 09, 2019||
advanced to third reading cal.279
|May 07, 2019||
|Jan 16, 2019||
referred to codes
Assembly Bill A1634
2019-2020 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - On Floor Calendar
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
Robert C. Carroll
2019-A1634 (ACTIVE) - Details
2019-A1634 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 1634 2019-2020 Regular Sessions I N A S S E M B L Y January 16, 2019 ___________ Introduced by M. of A. GOTTFRIED, L. ROSENTHAL, WALKER, WEPRIN, DINOW- ITZ, BRONSON, ABINANTI, JOYNER, STECK, BLAKE, MOSLEY, ORTIZ, SIMON, GLICK, AUBRY -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. CARROLL, COOK, EPSTEIN, HEVESI, HYNDMAN, KIM, NIOU, RICHARDSON, WRIGHT -- read once and referred to the Committee on Codes AN ACT to amend the penal law, in relation to criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree; to amend the general busi- ness law, in relation to drug-related paraphernalia; to amend the public health law, in relation to the sale and possession of hypoderm- ic syringes and needles; and to repeal section 220.45 of the penal law relating to criminally possessing a hypodermic instrument THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The opening paragraph of section 220.03 of the penal law, as amended by section 4 of part I of chapter 57 of the laws of 2015, is amended to read as follows: A person is guilty of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree when he or she knowingly and unlawfully possesses a controlled substance; provided, however, that it shall not be a violation of this section when a person possesses a residual amount of a controlled substance and that residual amount is in or on a hypodermic syringe or hypodermic needle [obtained and possessed pursuant to section thirty-three hundred eighty-one of the public health law, which includes the state's syringe exchange and pharmacy and medical provider-based expanded syringe access programs]; nor shall it be a violation of this section when a person's unlawful possession of a controlled substance is discovered as a result of seeking immediate health care as defined in paragraph (b) of subdivision three of section 220.78 of [the penal law] THIS ARTICLE, for either another person or him or herself because such person is experiencing a drug or alcohol overdose or other life threat- EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD03536-01-9
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