senate Bill S2599

2021-2022 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 05, 2022 referred to health
Jan 22, 2021 referred to health

S2599 (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 Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: S6924
2019-2020: S168

S2599 (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.

S2599 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2599 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   2599
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 22, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen. HELMING -- 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 19 to read as follows:
   19. "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
 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.
                                                            LBD04544-01-1

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