senate Bill S168

2019-2020 Legislative Session

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

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Health Committee


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Jan 09, 2019 referred to health

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S168 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate 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 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
S6924

S168 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Prohibits 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.

S168 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S168 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                   168

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. HELMING, JACOBS, LANZA, ROBACH, SAVINO -- 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 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
  § 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 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

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

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