Bill S3983-2013

Directs the department of health to assign at least 1 narcotics investigator to each county in a city having a population of one million or more

Directs the department of health to assign at least 1 narcotics investigator to each county in a city having a population of one million or more.

Details

Actions

  • Jun 11, 2014: referred to health
  • Jun 11, 2014: DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • Jun 11, 2014: PASSED SENATE
  • Jun 10, 2014: ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.1242
  • Jun 10, 2014: COMMITTEE DISCHARGED AND COMMITTED TO RULES
  • May 20, 2014: REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO FINANCE
  • Jan 8, 2014: REFERRED TO HEALTH
  • Jan 8, 2014: returned to senate
  • Jan 8, 2014: died in assembly
  • Jun 12, 2013: referred to health
  • Jun 12, 2013: DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • Jun 12, 2013: PASSED SENATE
  • Jun 11, 2013: ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.1266
  • Jun 11, 2013: COMMITTEE DISCHARGED AND COMMITTED TO RULES
  • May 7, 2013: REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO FINANCE
  • Mar 4, 2013: REFERRED TO HEALTH

Meetings

Calendars

Votes

VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Health - May 7, 2013
Ayes (13): Hannon, Ball, Farley, Felder, Fuschillo, Golden, Larkin, Savino, Seward, Young, Hassell-Thompson, Adams, Peralta
Ayes W/R (2): Rivera, O'Brien
Excused (1): Montgomery
VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Health - May 20, 2014
Ayes (15): Hannon, Ball, Farley, Felder, Golden, Larkin, Savino, Seward, Young, Martins, Hassell-Thompson, Peralta, O'Brien, Hoylman, Serrano
Ayes W/R (2): Rivera, Montgomery
VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Rules - Jun 10, 2014
Ayes (21): Skelos, Libous, Bonacic, Carlucci, Farley, Flanagan, Hannon, Larkin, LaValle, Marcellino, Maziarz, Nozzolio, Seward, Valesky, Little, Stewart-Cousins, Breslin, Dilan, Parker, Espaillat, Gianaris
Ayes W/R (3): Krueger, Montgomery, Perkins
Excused (1): Hassell-Thompson

Memo

BILL NUMBER:S3983

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public health law, in relation to requiring the department of health to assign at least one investigator of the bureau of narcotics enforcement to each county within a city having a population of one million or more

PURPOSE: To direct the Department of Health to assign at least 1 narcotics investigator to each county in the City of New York.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section one amends section 3385 of the public health law by adding a new subdivision 3 requiring at least 1 narcotics investigator to each county in New York City.

JUSTIFICATION:

New York City, especially the borough of Staten Island is experiencing a growth in prescription drug abuse among its population, especially teenagers and young adults. Abusers of prescription narcotics usually obtain these drugs by using forged prescriptions or deceiving their doctor to write them a prescription. The New York State Department of Health's Bureau of Narcotics Enforcement has been effective in combating this epidemic. Recently, the Bureau was responsible for busting a 31 member prescription drug ring that was illegally selling Oxycodone out of an ice cream truck. These narcotic investigators play a valuable role in combating the plague of prescription drug abuse and it is necessary that there be at least 1 investigator in each borough to protect the public.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

2012: S. 6029 - Passed Senate / A.10426 - Referred to Health.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

Immediately.


Text

STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 3983 2013-2014 Regular Sessions IN SENATE March 4, 2013 ___________
Introduced by Sen. LANZA -- 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 requiring the department of health to assign at least one investigator of the bureau of narcotics enforcement to each county within a city having a popu- lation of one million or more THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 3385 of the public health law is amended by adding a new subdivision 3 to read as follows: 3. THE DEPARTMENT SHALL ASSIGN AND EMPLOY NOT LESS THAN ONE INVESTI- GATOR OF THE BUREAU OF NARCOTICS ENFORCEMENT TO ENFORCE THE PROVISIONS OF THIS ARTICLE IN EACH COUNTY WITHIN A CITY HAVING A POPULATION OF ONE MILLION OR MORE. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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