senate Bill S7870

Signed By Governor
2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to statewide opioid settlements and the opioid settlement fund

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Current Bill Status - Signed by Governor


  • 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
Mar 18, 2022 signed chap.171
delivered to governor
Feb 14, 2022 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading cal.400
substituted for a8757
Jan 20, 2022 referred to ways and means
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jan 18, 2022 ordered to third reading cal.207
Jan 14, 2022 referred to rules

S7870 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8757
Law Section:
State Finance Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§99-nn & 4, St Fin L; amd §25.18, Ment Hyg L; amd §63, Exec L

S7870 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides that moneys expended from the opioid settlement fund shall be used consistent with the terms of any statewide opioid settlement agreements; provides such fund shall consist of money received by the state pursuant to any statewide opioid settlement agreements; relates to the membership of the opioid settlement board.

S7870 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7870 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   7870
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 14, 2022
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  RIVERA -- 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. Subdivisions 3, 4 and 5  of  section  99-nn  of  the  state
 finance law, as added by chapter 190 of the laws of 2021, are amended to
 read as follows:
   3.  Money  expended  from  such fund shall be used CONSISTENT WITH THE
 TERMS OF ANY  STATEWIDE  OPIOID  SETTLEMENT  AGREEMENTS  AS  DEFINED  IN
 SECTION  25.18  OF  THE  MENTAL HYGIENE LAW. MONEYS OF THE FUND SHALL BE
 USED to supplement and not supplant or replace any other funds,  includ-
 ing  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]  NOTWITHSTANDING SUBDIVISION ELEVEN OF SECTION FOUR OF THIS
 CHAPTER, 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,
 promoting 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 law, equity, or any provision of law, and all other monies appro-
 priated,  credited, or transferred thereto from any other fund or source
 pursuant to law] PURSUANT TO ANY STATEWIDE OPIOID SETTLEMENT  AGREEMENTS
 AS  DEFINED  IN  SECTION  25.18  OF THE MENTAL HYGIENE LAW. All [monies]
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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