senate Bill S6479

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Implements statewide opioid settlement agreements and creates an opioid settlement fund

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Mental Health Committee


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Apr 30, 2021 referred to mental health

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S6479 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Mental Health
Law Section:
Mental Hygiene Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 26 §§26.01 - 26.03, Ment Hyg L; add §97-bbbbb, St Fin L; amd §63, Exec L

S6479 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Implements statewide opioid settlement agreements; creates an opioid settlement fund; establishes an advisory board to address the opioid epidemic.

S6479 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6479 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   6479
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                              April 30, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  AKSHAR -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Mental Health
 
 AN ACT to amend the mental hygiene law, the state finance  law  and  the
   executive law, in relation to implementing statewide opioid settlement
   agreements and creating 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 mental hygiene law is amended by adding a  new  article
 26 to read as follows:
                                ARTICLE 26
                  STATEWIDE OPIOID SETTLEMENT AGREEMENTS
 SECTION 26.01 DEFINITIONS.
         26.02 IMPLEMENTATION.
         26.03 LIMITATION  ON  AUTHORITY  OF GOVERNMENT ENTITIES TO BRING
                 LAWSUITS.
 § 26.01 DEFINITIONS.
   AS USED IN THIS ARTICLE, THE FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL HAVE THE  FOLLOWING
 MEANINGS:
   1. "ADVISORY BOARD" MEANS AN ADVISORY BOARD JOINTLY ESTABLISHED WITHIN
 THE  OFFICE  OF  MENTAL  HEALTH AND THE OFFICE OF ADDICTION SERVICES AND
 SUPPORTS PURSUANT TO SECTION 26.02 OF THIS ARTICLE.
   2. "APPROVED USES" MEANS ANY OPIOID OR SUBSTANCE USE DISORDER  RELATED
 SERVICES,  SUPPORTS,  OR  PROGRAMS  THAT  FALL  WITHIN  THE LIST OF USES
 DEFINED IN ANY STATEWIDE OPIOID SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT.
   3. "DIRECT SHARE SUBDIVISION" MEANS EVERY COUNTY OF NEW  YORK  OUTSIDE
 THE CITY OF NEW YORK AND NASSAU AND SUFFOLK COUNTIES.
   4. "GOVERNMENT ENTITY" MEANS (A) THE STATE OF NEW YORK AND EACH OF ITS
 DEPARTMENTS,  AGENCIES, DIVISIONS, BOARDS, COMMISSIONS AND/OR INSTRUMEN-
 TALITIES, AND (B) ANY GOVERNMENTAL SUBDIVISION WITHIN THE BOUNDARIES  OF
 THE  STATE OF NEW YORK, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, COUNTIES, MUNICI-
 PALITIES, DISTRICTS, TOWNS AND/OR VILLAGES, AND ANY  OF  THEIR  SUBDIVI-
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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