Bill Text: NY S03063 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced

Bill Title: Relates to adding autism as a covered condition for lawful medical use of marihuana.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-02-26 - RECOMMIT, ENACTING CLAUSE STRICKEN [S03063 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-S03063-Introduced.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                    IN SENATE
                                    February 1, 2019
        Introduced  by  Sen.  ORTT  --  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 adding  autism  to
          the list of conditions covered for lawful medical use of marihuana
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. Subparagraph (i) of  paragraph  (a)  of  subdivision  7  of
     2  section  3360 of the public health law, as amended by chapter 273 of the
     3  laws of 2018, is amended to read as follows:
     4    (i) having one of the following severe debilitating or  life-threaten-
     5  ing  conditions: cancer, autism, positive status for human immunodefici-
     6  ency virus or acquired immune deficiency syndrome,  amyotrophic  lateral
     7  sclerosis,  Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, damage to the nerv-
     8  ous tissue of the spinal cord with objective neurological indication  of
     9  intractable  spasticity,  epilepsy, inflammatory bowel disease, neuropa-
    10  thies, Huntington's disease, post-traumatic stress disorder,  pain  that
    11  degrades health and functional capability where the use of medical mari-
    12  huana  is  an  alternative  to opioid use, substance use disorder, or as
    13  added by the commissioner; and
    14    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately, provided,  however,  that
    15  the  amendments to section 3360 of the public health law made by section
    16  one of this act shall not affect the repeal of such section and shall be
    17  deemed repealed therewith.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.