Bill S3469A-2013

Establishes certain substances as schedule I stimulants controlled substances

Establishes certain substances as schedule I stimulant controlled substances.



  • Sep 12, 2013: SIGNED CHAP.341
  • Jun 19, 2013: returned to senate
  • Jun 19, 2013: passed assembly
  • Jun 19, 2013: ordered to third reading rules cal.491
  • Jun 19, 2013: substituted for a717a
  • Jun 13, 2013: referred to codes
  • Jun 13, 2013: PASSED SENATE
  • May 22, 2013: 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • May 21, 2013: 1ST REPORT CAL.663
  • May 13, 2013: PRINT NUMBER 3469A
  • Feb 4, 2013: REFERRED TO HEALTH


VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Health - May 21, 2013
Ayes (15): Hannon, Ball, Farley, Felder, Fuschillo, Golden, Larkin, Savino, Seward, Young, Rivera, Montgomery, Hassell-Thompson, O'Brien, Hoylman
Ayes W/R (2): Adams, Peralta



TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public health law, in relation to establishing certain substances as schedule I stimulants controlled substances

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To classify substituted cathinones (these products, often referred to as "bath salts," chemically related to methamphetamines and ecstasy - which are both classified as stimulants) as Schedule I stimulant controlled substances.

CURRENT LAW: Chapter 130 of the Laws of 2011 banned the sale or distribution of any product containing Mephedrone and MDPV which were marketed as "bath salts."


Section 1. Amends the Public Health Law and Penal Law to add the following substituted cathinones to the CSA based on chemical structures: 1) Mephedrone 2) MDPV 3) Methylone 4) 4-Methoxymethcathinone 5) 3-Fluoromethcathinone 6) 4-Fluoromethcathinone 7) Ethylpropion 8) 2- (2, 5-Dimethoxy-4-ethylphenyl) ethanamine 9) 2- (2,5-Dimethoxy-4-methylphenyl) ethanamine 10) 2- (4-Chloro-2, 5-dimethoxyphenyl) ethanamine 11) 2- (4-Iodo-2, 5-dimethoxyphenyl) ethanamine 12) 2- (4- (Ethylthio) -2,5-dimethoxyphenyl) ethanamine 13) 2- (4- (Isopropylthio) -2,5-diomethoxyphenyl) ethanamine 14) 2- (2, 5-Dimethoxyphenyl) ethanamine 15) 2- (2, 5-Dimethoxy-4-nitro-phenyl) ethanamine 16) 2- (2,5-Dimethoxy-4- (n) -propylphenyl) ethanamine

Section 2. Provides for the effective date.

JUSTIFICATION: Many recent and disturbing news reports have brought to light the continued danger of a drug like product known as "bath salts." According to UPSTATE Medical University and the Upstate New York Poison Center "bath salts" is a common term used for man-made stimulant (upper) drugs that are similar to "ICE" methamphetamine (or crystal meth). Since they are very similar to other stimulant (upper) drugs like meth (amphetamine), they are very dangerous when used. "Bath salts" can be snorted, smoked, or even put in water and injected using a needle. They come in a variety of different and attractive packaging with enticing names like "Cloud Nine", "White Lightening", "Purple Rain", "Pixie Dust", and many more.

These drugs stimulate the nervous system (brain) and the cardiac system (heart). Severe symptoms may occur including convulsions, seizures, chest pain, excessive sweating, hallucination, anger/violence, suicidal thoughts and action. The use of "bath salts" can cause heart attacks, permanent brain damage and scary hallucinations that can last for days or even weeks. Behavior can result in suicide or the harm to or killing of others.

While Chapter 130 of the Laws of 130 criminalized the sale of "bath salt" products containing Mephedrone and MDPV, a current practice of making minor alterations to chemicals to subvert statutes that prohibit distinct chemicals made it possible for slightly altered "bath salt" products to continue to be sold in New York State. In this new legislation, by adding substituted cathinones to the CSA based on foundational chemical structures, this loophole of chemical alteration would be closed. Not only will this bill provide criminal sanctions, but also makes it a felony to sell such product to a minor or on school grounds.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2011-2012: S.7826/A.10803 referred to health


EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect 90 days after it shall have become a law, with provisions.


STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 3469--A 2013-2014 Regular Sessions IN SENATE February 4, 2013 ___________
Introduced by Sen. GRIFFO -- 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 certain substances as schedule I stimulants controlled substances THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Paragraphs 9 and 10 of subdivision (f) of schedule I of section 3306 of the public health law, as added by chapter 130 of the laws of 2011, are amended and fourteen new paragraphs 11 through 24 are added to read as follows: (9) 4-METHYL-N-METHYLCATHINONE OR 4-Methylmethcathinone, also known as Mephedrone. (10) 3,4-METHYLENEDIOXYPYROVALERONE OR Methylenedioxypyrovalerone, also known as MDPV. (11) 3,4-METHYLENEDIOXY-N-METHYLCATHINONE (SOME OTHER NAMES: METHY- LONE). (12) 4-METHOXYMETHCATHINONE. (13) 3-FLUOROMETHCATHINONE. (14) 4-FLUOROMETHCATHINONE. (15) ETHYLPROPION (ETHCATHINONE). (16) 2-(2,5-DIMETHOXY-4-ETHYLPHENYL)ETHANAMINE (2C-E). (17) 2-(2,5-DIMETHOXY-4-METHYLPHENYL)ETHANAMINE (2C-D). (18) 2-(4-CHLORO-2,5-DIMETHOXYPHENYL)ETHANAMINE (2C-C). (19) 2-(4-IODO-2,5-DIMETHOXYPHENYL)ETHANAMINE (2C-I). (20) 2-{4-(ETHYLTHIO)-2,5-DIMETHOXYPHENYL}ETHANAMINE (2C-T-2). (21) 2-{4-(ISOPROPYLTHIO)-2,5-DIMETHOXYPHENYL}ETHANAMINE (2C-T-4). (22) 2-(2,5-DIMETHOXYPHENYL)ETHANAMINE (2C-H). (23) 2-(2,5-DIMETHOXY-4-NITRO-PHENYL)ETHANAMINE (2C-N). (24) 2-(2,5-DIMETHOXY-4-(N)-PROPYLPHENYL)ETHANAMINE (2C-P). S 2. This act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after it shall have become a law.


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