assembly Bill A8249

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Prohibits the sale of kratom to individuals under the age of twenty-one

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Jan 08, 2020 referred to health
Jun 10, 2019 referred to health

A8249 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S5531
Current Committee:
Assembly Health
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd Art 13-F Art Head, §1399-aa, add §1399-mmm, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:
A294

A8249 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Prohibits the sale of kratom to individuals under the age of twenty-one; 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 twenty-one.

A8249 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  8249

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                              June 10, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. STECK -- read once and referred to the Committee
  on Health

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

  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
  §  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.
  § 3. Article 13-F of the public health law is amended by adding a  new
section 1399-mmm to read as follows:
  §  1399-MMM.  SALE  OF KRATOM PROHIBITED. 1. NO PERSON SHALL KNOWINGLY
SELL OR PROVIDE KRATOM TO ANY OTHER PERSON  UNDER  TWENTY-ONE  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  TWENTY-ONE  YEARS  OF  AGE, AND SHALL POST IN A CONSPICUOUS
PLACE A SIGN UPON WHICH THERE SHALL BE IMPRINTED  THE  FOLLOWING  STATE-
MENT,  "SALE  OF  KRATOM  TO  PERSONS  UNDER  TWENTY-ONE 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.
                                                           LBD11257-01-9