Senate's 'Drug Take Back Act' Becomes Law


Comprehensive Measure Creates a Statewide Unused Drug Take-Back Program, Helps Fight Substance Abuse, Protects New York’s Water Supplies, and Saves Taxpayers Money

The New York State Senate today announced that the “Drug Take Back Act” has been signed into law. The measure establishes a unified statewide drug take-back program that will reduce medication misuse, and save government and taxpayer money. The bill (S9100, Chapter 120) sponsored by Senators Kemp Hannon (R, Nassau) and Tom O’Mara (R-C-I, Big Flats), will also protect the state’s water supplies by preventing drugs from being improperly disposed of by flushing or other means that result in contamination of water bodies and negatively impact aquatic life.

Albany, NY
United States