assembly Bill A2354

Signed By Governor
2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to the possession of opioid antagonists

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Oct 07, 2021 signed chap.431
Oct 06, 2021 delivered to governor
Jun 08, 2021 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.386
substituted for s911
Mar 23, 2021 referred to codes
Mar 22, 2021 delivered to senate
passed assembly
Jan 21, 2021 advanced to third reading cal.57
Jan 20, 2021 reported
Jan 14, 2021 referred to codes

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A2354 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S911
Law Section:
Criminal Procedure Law
Laws Affected:
Add §60.49, CP L; add §4519-a, CPLR; amd §841, add §214-g, Exec L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: A10015
2015-2016: A2962
2017-2018: A3573
2019-2020: A746, S4581

A2354 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to the possession of opioid antagonists and receipt into evidence.

A2354 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   2354
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             January 14, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by M. of A. DINOWITZ -- read once and referred to the Commit-
   tee on Codes
 
 AN  ACT  to amend the criminal procedure law, the civil practice law and
   rules and the executive law, in relation to the possession  of  opioid
   antagonists
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. The criminal procedure law  is  amended  by  adding  a  new
 section 60.49 to read as follows:
 § 60.49 POSSESSION OF OPIOID ANTAGONISTS; RECEIPT INTO EVIDENCE.
   1.  EVIDENCE  THAT  A PERSON WAS IN POSSESSION OF AN OPIOID ANTAGONIST
 MAY NOT BE ADMITTED AT ANY TRIAL, HEARING OR OTHER PROCEEDING IN A PROS-
 ECUTION FOR ANY OFFENSE UNDER SECTIONS 220.03, 220.06,  220.09,  220.16,
 220.18, OR 220.21 OF THE PENAL LAW FOR THE PURPOSE OF ESTABLISHING PROB-
 ABLE  CAUSE  FOR  AN  ARREST  OR PROVING ANY PERSON'S COMMISSION OF SUCH
 OFFENSE.
   2. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, OPIOID ANTAGONIST IS DEFINED AS A
 DRUG APPROVED BY THE FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION  THAT,  WHEN  ADMINIS-
 TERED,  NEGATES  OR  NEUTRALIZES IN WHOLE OR IN PART THE PHARMACOLOGICAL
 EFFECTS OF AN OPIOID IN THE BODY AND SHALL BE LIMITED  TO  NALOXONE  AND
 OTHER MEDICATIONS APPROVED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH FOR SUCH PURPOSE.
   §  2.  The  civil  practice  law  and rules is amended by adding a new
 section 4519-a to read as follows:
   § 4519-A. POSSESSION OF OPIOID ANTAGONISTS; RECEIPT INTO EVIDENCE.  1.
 POSSESSION  OF  AN  OPIOID ANTAGONIST MAY NOT BE RECEIVED IN EVIDENCE IN
 ANY TRIAL, HEARING OR PROCEEDING PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISION ONE OF  SECTION
 TWO  HUNDRED  THIRTY-ONE AND PARAGRAPH THREE OF SUBDIVISION B OF SECTION
 TWO HUNDRED THIRTY-THREE OF THE REAL PROPERTY LAW OR SUBDIVISION FIVE OF
 SECTION SEVEN HUNDRED  ELEVEN  AND  SUBDIVISION  ONE  OF  SECTION  SEVEN
 HUNDRED  FIFTEEN  OF  THE  REAL  PROPERTY ACTIONS AND PROCEEDINGS LAW AS
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD05191-01-1