Senate Bill S4880A

2023-2024 Legislative Session

Establishes a drug checking services program

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Health Committee


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

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Bill Amendments

2023-S4880 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7487
Current Committee:
Senate Health
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add §3309-c, Pub Health L

2023-S4880 - Summary

Establishes through the department of health, in conjunction with the office of addiction services and supports, a drug checking services program to allow individuals to bring drugs or controlled substances and have them tested for contaminants, toxic substances, or hazardous compounds.

2023-S4880 - Sponsor Memo

2023-S4880 - Bill Text download pdf

                             
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   4880
 
                        2023-2024 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             February 16, 2023
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by Sen. FERNANDEZ -- 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 establishing a
   drug checking services program
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  The  public health law is amended by adding a new section
 3309-c to read as follows:
   § 3309-C. DRUG  CHECKING  SERVICES  PROGRAM.  1.  THE  DEPARTMENT,  IN
 CONJUNCTION  WITH  THE  OFFICE OF ADDICTION SERVICES AND SUPPORTS, SHALL
 ESTABLISH A PROGRAM TO PROVIDE,  OR  AUTHORIZE  A  LOCAL  GOVERNMENT  TO
 PROVIDE, OR BOTH, DRUG CHECKING SERVICES TO ASSIST INDIVIDUALS IN DETER-
 MINING  WHETHER  A  DRUG  OR CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE CONTAINS CONTAMINANTS,
 TOXIC SUBSTANCES, OR HAZARDOUS COMPOUNDS.
   2. IN PROVIDING DRUG CHECKING SERVICES, THE DEPARTMENT, IN CONJUNCTION
 WITH THE OFFICE OF ADDICTION SERVICES AND  SUPPORTS,  OR  AN  AUTHORIZED
 LOCAL GOVERNMENT SHALL:
   (A)  PROVIDE INFORMATION AND HARM REDUCTION ADVICE TO HELP INDIVIDUALS
 MAKE INFORMED DECISIONS ABOUT DRUG USE;
   (B) TEST ANY DRUG OR SUBSTANCE THAT AN INDIVIDUAL PRESENTS FOR  CHECK-
 ING  TO  ASCERTAIN  THE  COMPOSITION AND LIKELY IDENTITY OF SUCH DRUG OR
 SUBSTANCE;
   (C) ADVISE THE INDIVIDUAL WHO PRESENTED A DRUG OR SUBSTANCE FOR CHECK-
 ING OF THE RESULTS OF THE TESTING;
   (D) RETURN THE DRUG OR SUBSTANCE TO THE INDIVIDUAL WHO PRESENTED  SUCH
 DRUG OR SUBSTANCE FOR CHECKING;
   (E) DISPOSE OF OR ARRANGE FOR THE DISPOSAL OF, ANY SAMPLE OF A DRUG OR
 SUBSTANCE  USED  IN TESTING AND ANY DRUG OR SUBSTANCE SURRENDERED BY ANY
 INDIVIDUAL FOR DISPOSAL; AND
   (F) IF NECESSARY, ARRANGE FOR A SAMPLE OF A DRUG OR  SUBSTANCE  TO  BE
 TESTED BY A DEPARTMENT APPROVED LABORATORY.

  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD09638-02-3
              

2023-S4880A - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7487
Current Committee:
Senate Health
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add §3309-c, Pub Health L

2023-S4880A - Summary

Establishes through the department of health, in conjunction with the office of addiction services and supports, a drug checking services program to allow individuals to bring drugs or controlled substances and have them tested for contaminants, toxic substances, or hazardous compounds.

2023-S4880A - Sponsor Memo

2023-S4880A - Bill Text download pdf

                             
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  4880--A
 
                        2023-2024 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             February 16, 2023
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by Sen. FERNANDEZ -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed  to  be  committed  to  the  Committee  on Health -- committee
   discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
   to said committee
 
 AN ACT to amend the public health law, in  relation  to  establishing  a
   drug checking services program

   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. The public health law is amended by adding  a  new  section
 3309-c to read as follows:
   § 3309-C. DRUG  CHECKING  SERVICES  PROGRAM.  1.  THE  DEPARTMENT,  IN
 CONJUNCTION WITH THE OFFICE OF ADDICTION SERVICES  AND  SUPPORTS,  SHALL
 ESTABLISH  A  PROGRAM  TO  PROVIDE,  OR  AUTHORIZE A LOCAL GOVERNMENT TO
 PROVIDE, OR BOTH, DRUG CHECKING SERVICES TO ASSIST INDIVIDUALS IN DETER-
 MINING WHETHER A DRUG OR  CONTROLLED  SUBSTANCE  CONTAINS  CONTAMINANTS,
 TOXIC SUBSTANCES, OR HAZARDOUS COMPOUNDS.
   2. IN PROVIDING DRUG CHECKING SERVICES, THE DEPARTMENT, IN CONJUNCTION
 WITH  THE  OFFICE  OF  ADDICTION SERVICES AND SUPPORTS, OR AN AUTHORIZED
 LOCAL GOVERNMENT SHALL:
   (A) PROVIDE INFORMATION AND HARM REDUCTION ADVICE TO HELP  INDIVIDUALS
 MAKE INFORMED DECISIONS ABOUT DRUG USE;
   (B)  TEST ANY DRUG OR SUBSTANCE THAT AN INDIVIDUAL PRESENTS FOR CHECK-
 ING TO ASCERTAIN THE COMPOSITION AND LIKELY IDENTITY  OF  SUCH  DRUG  OR
 SUBSTANCE;
   (C) ADVISE THE INDIVIDUAL WHO PRESENTED A DRUG OR SUBSTANCE FOR CHECK-
 ING OF THE RESULTS OF THE TESTING;
   (D)  RETURN THE DRUG OR SUBSTANCE TO THE INDIVIDUAL WHO PRESENTED SUCH
 DRUG OR SUBSTANCE FOR CHECKING;
   (E) DISPOSE OF OR ARRANGE FOR THE DISPOSAL OF, ANY SAMPLE OF A DRUG OR
 SUBSTANCE USED IN TESTING AND ANY DRUG OR SUBSTANCE SURRENDERED  BY  ANY
 INDIVIDUAL FOR DISPOSAL; AND

  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD09638-03-3
              

co-Sponsors

2023-S4880B (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7487
Current Committee:
Senate Health
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add §3309-c, Pub Health L

2023-S4880B (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes through the department of health, in conjunction with the office of addiction services and supports, a drug checking services program to allow individuals to bring drugs or controlled substances and have them tested for contaminants, toxic substances, or hazardous compounds.

2023-S4880B (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

2023-S4880B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                             
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  4880--B
 
                        2023-2024 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             February 16, 2023
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by Sen. FERNANDEZ -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed  to  be  committed  to  the  Committee  on Health -- committee
   discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
   to said committee -- recommitted to the Committee on Health in accord-
   ance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8 -- committee discharged, bill amended,
   ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee
 
 AN ACT to amend the public health law, in  relation  to  establishing  a
   drug checking services program
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. The public health law is amended by adding  a  new  section
 3309-c to read as follows:
   § 3309-C. DRUG  CHECKING  SERVICES  PROGRAM.  1.  THE  DEPARTMENT,  IN
 CONJUNCTION WITH THE OFFICE OF ADDICTION SERVICES  AND  SUPPORTS,  SHALL
 ESTABLISH  A  PROGRAM  TO  PROVIDE,  OR  AUTHORIZE A LOCAL GOVERNMENT TO
 PROVIDE, OR BOTH, DRUG CHECKING SERVICES TO ASSIST INDIVIDUALS IN DETER-
 MINING WHETHER A DRUG OR  CONTROLLED  SUBSTANCE  CONTAINS  CONTAMINANTS,
 TOXIC SUBSTANCES, OR HAZARDOUS COMPOUNDS.
   2. IN PROVIDING DRUG CHECKING SERVICES, THE DEPARTMENT, IN CONJUNCTION
 WITH  THE  OFFICE  OF  ADDICTION SERVICES AND SUPPORTS, OR AN AUTHORIZED
 LOCAL GOVERNMENT SHALL:
   (A) PROVIDE INFORMATION AND HARM REDUCTION ADVICE TO HELP  INDIVIDUALS
 MAKE INFORMED DECISIONS ABOUT DRUG USE;
   (B)  TEST ANY DRUG OR SUBSTANCE THAT AN INDIVIDUAL PRESENTS FOR CHECK-
 ING TO ASCERTAIN THE COMPOSITION AND LIKELY IDENTITY  OF  SUCH  DRUG  OR
 SUBSTANCE;
   (C) ADVISE THE INDIVIDUAL WHO PRESENTED A DRUG OR SUBSTANCE FOR CHECK-
 ING OF THE RESULTS OF THE TESTING;
   (D)  RETURN THE DRUG OR SUBSTANCE TO THE INDIVIDUAL WHO PRESENTED SUCH
 DRUG OR SUBSTANCE FOR CHECKING;

  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD09638-05-4
 S. 4880--B                          2
              

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