senate Bill S7194

Signed By Governor
2021-2022 Legislative Session

Requires funds from opioid settlements to be used for the development of new services and supports

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

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 29, 2021 approval memo.10
signed chap.190
Jun 17, 2021 delivered to governor
Jun 09, 2021 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.665
substituted for a6395b
Jun 08, 2021 referred to ways and means
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 07, 2021 ordered to third reading cal.1612
Jun 05, 2021 referred to rules

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S7194 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6395
Law Section:
State Finance Law
Laws Affected:
Add §99-nn, amd §4, St Fin L; add §25.18, amd §19.07, Ment Hyg L; amd §63, Exec L

S7194 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires all funds received by the state as the result of a settlement or a judgement in litigation against opioid manufacturers, distributors, dispensers, consultants or resellers shall be deposited into the opioid settlement fund, and that such funds shall not supplant or replace existing state funding.

S7194 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7194 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   7194
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                               June 5, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by Sens. RIVERA, HARCKHAM -- read twice and ordered printed,
   and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules
 
 AN ACT to amend the state finance law, the mental hygiene law,  and  the
   executive law, in relation to establishing an opioid settlement fund
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. The state finance law is amended by adding  a  new  section
 99-nn to read as follows:
   § 99-NN. OPIOID SETTLEMENT FUND. 1. THERE IS HEREBY ESTABLISHED IN THE
 JOINT  CUSTODY OF THE STATE COMPTROLLER AND THE COMMISSIONER OF TAXATION
 AND FINANCE A SPECIAL FUND TO BE KNOWN AS THE "OPIOID SETTLEMENT FUND".
   2. MONEY ALLOCATED TO THE OPIOID SETTLEMENT FUND SHALL BE  KEPT  SEPA-
 RATE  AND SHALL NOT BE COMMINGLED WITH ANY OTHER FUNDS IN THE CUSTODY OF
 THE STATE COMPTROLLER.
   3. MONEY EXPENDED FROM SUCH FUND SHALL BE USED TO SUPPLEMENT  AND  NOT
 SUPPLANT OR REPLACE ANY OTHER FUNDS, INCLUDING FEDERAL OR STATE FUNDING,
 WHICH  WOULD  OTHERWISE  HAVE  BEEN  EXPENDED FOR SUBSTANCE USE DISORDER
 PREVENTION, TREATMENT, RECOVERY OR HARM REDUCTION SERVICES OR  PROGRAMS.
 PROVIDED  FURTHER, GENERAL OPERATING FUNDS OR BASELINE FUNDING SHALL NOT
 BE REDUCED DUE TO MONIES EXPENDED FROM THE FUND.
   4. SUCH FUND SHALL CONSIST OF MONEY RECEIVED BY THE STATE AS A  RESULT
 OF  THE  SETTLEMENT OF LITIGATION WITH ENTITIES THAT MANUFACTURED, SOLD,
 DISTRIBUTED, DISPENSED OR PROMOTED  OPIOIDS,  MADE  IN  CONNECTION  WITH
 CLAIMS  ARISING FROM THE MANUFACTURING, MARKETING, DISTRIBUTING, PROMOT-
 ING OR DISPENSING OF OPIOIDS, AS WELL AS ANY FUNDS RECEIVED BY THE STATE
 AS A RESULT OF A JUDGMENT, STIPULATION,  DECREE,  AGREEMENT  TO  SETTLE,
 ASSURANCE  OF  DISCONTINUANCE,  OR  OTHER LEGAL INSTRUMENT RESOLVING ANY
 CLAIM OR CAUSE OF ACTION AGAINST MANUFACTURERS, DISTRIBUTORS, DISPENSERS
 OR VENDORS OF OPIOIDS AND RELATED ENTITIES  ARISING  OUT  OF  ACTIVITIES
 ALLEGED  TO  HAVE  CONTRIBUTED TO INCREASES IN OPIOID ADDICTION, WHETHER
 FILED OR UNFILED, ACTUAL OR POTENTIAL, AND WHETHER ARISING UNDER  COMMON
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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