senate Bill S8259

Signed By Governor
2019-2020 Legislative Session

Authorizes the use of opioid antagonists by public accommodations for opioid overdose prevention

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Archive: Last Bill Status Via A7812 - Signed by Governor


  • Introduced
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  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Aug 24, 2020 signed chap.148
Aug 12, 2020 delivered to governor
Jul 22, 2020 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.853
substituted for s8259
Jul 22, 2020 substituted by a7812a
Jul 21, 2020 ordered to third reading cal.853
Jul 20, 2020 reported and committed to rules
Jul 13, 2020 committee discharged and committed to health
Apr 29, 2020 referred to alcoholism and substance abuse

Votes

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Jul 21, 2020 - Rules committee Vote

S8259
18
0
committee
18
Aye
0
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Jul 20, 2020 - Health committee Vote

S8259
14
0
committee
14
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
1
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Health Committee Vote: Jul 20, 2020

absent (1)

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S8259 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7812
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §3309, Pub Health L

S8259 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Authorizes the use of opioid antagonists by persons or entities for opioid overdose prevention; defines "entity".

S8259 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8259 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  8259

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 29, 2020
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. HARCKHAM -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Alcoholism  and  Substance
  Abuse

AN  ACT  to  amend the public health law, in relation to authorizing the
  use of opioid antagonists by persons or entities for  opioid  overdose
  prevention

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

  Section 1. Subparagraph (iv) of paragraph  (a)  of  subdivision  3  of
section  3309  of the public health law, as amended by chapter 68 of the
laws of 2016, is amended and a new subparagraph (v) is added to read  as
follows:
  (iv)  "Opioid  antagonist  recipient" or "recipient" means a person at
risk of experiencing an opioid-related overdose,  or  a  family  member,
friend  or other person in a position to assist a person experiencing or
at risk of experiencing an opioid-related overdose, or  an  organization
registered  as  an  opioid  overdose prevention program pursuant to this
section or [a school district,  public  library,  board  of  cooperative
educational  services,  county vocational education and extension board,
charter school, non-public elementary and/or secondary  school  in  this
state]  ANY  PERSON  OR ENTITY or any person employed by [such district,
library board or school] THE PERSON OR ENTITY.
  (V) AS USED IN THIS SECTION, "ENTITY" INCLUDES, BUT IS NOT LIMITED TO,
A SCHOOL DISTRICT, PUBLIC  LIBRARY,  BOARD  OF  COOPERATIVE  EDUCATIONAL
SERVICES,  COUNTY  VOCATIONAL  EDUCATION  AND  EXTENSION  BOARD, CHARTER
SCHOOL, NON-PUBLIC ELEMENTARY  OR  SECONDARY  SCHOOL,  RESTAURANT,  BAR,
RETAIL STORE, SHOPPING MALL, BARBER SHOP, BEAUTY PARLOR, THEATER, SPORT-
ING OR EVENT CENTER, INN, HOTEL OR MOTEL.
  §  2.  Subdivision  4  of  section  3309  of the public health law, as
amended by chapter 68 of the  laws  of  2016,  is  amended  to  read  as
follows:
  4.  (A)  Use of an opioid antagonist pursuant to this section shall be
considered first aid or emergency treatment for the purpose of any stat-
ute relating to liability.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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