Bill S6029-2011

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.

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Actions

  • Jun 20, 2012: referred to health
  • Jun 20, 2012: DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • Jun 20, 2012: PASSED SENATE
  • Jun 20, 2012: ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.1433
  • Jun 20, 2012: COMMITTEE DISCHARGED AND COMMITTED TO RULES
  • Feb 29, 2012: REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO FINANCE
  • Feb 28, 2012: NOTICE OF COMMITTEE CONSIDERATION - WITHDRAWN
  • Feb 21, 2012: NOTICE OF COMMITTEE CONSIDERATION - REQUESTED
  • Jan 4, 2012: REFERRED TO HEALTH

Votes

VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Health - Feb 29, 2012
Ayes (10): Hannon, Farley, Fuschillo, Golden, Larkin, McDonald, Seward, Young, Montgomery, Smith
Ayes W/R (6): Ball, Duane, Gianaris, Rivera, Stewart-Cousins, Peralta
Excused (1): Adams

Memo

BILL NUMBER:S6029

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: New bill.

EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediately.


Text

STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 6029 IN SENATE (PREFILED) January 4, 2012 ___________
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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