SB 652 - AS AMENDED BY THE SENATE
SENATE BILL 652
SPONSORS: Sen. Reagan, Dist 17; Sen. French, Dist 7; Sen. Kahn, Dist 10; Rep. Roy, Rock. 32
This bill authorizes certain agents of the department of health and human services to possess controlled drugs for public health purposes.
This bill is a request of the department of health and human services.
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Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.
Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]
Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.
03/05/2020 0731s 20-3068
STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty
Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:
AUTHORIZATION TO POSSESS CONTROLLED DRUGS
FOR PUBLIC HEALTH PURPOSES
141-K:1 Authorization to Possess Controlled Drugs For Public Health Purposes.
I. In this chapter, "department" means the department of health and human services.
II. Authorized agents of the department may possess, transport, deliver, or transfer voluntarily surrendered controlled drugs or controlled drug analogs as defined in RSA 318-B:1, whether known or unknown, that may pose a threat to public health for the purpose of the investigation, laboratory testing, and regulatory oversight. Such agents shall not be subject to arrest by state or local law enforcement, prosecution or penalty under state or municipal law, or search, while possessing, transporting, delivering, or transferring controlled drugs or controlled drug analogs in accordance with this paragraph. Such agents shall possess department-issued employee identification at all times when in possession of such substances and shall produce the identification to state or local law enforcement officials upon request.
III. Authorized agents of the department shall package and store any controlled drugs or controlled drug analogs in a sealed leak-proof container or bag. When transporting in a motor vehicle, any such container shall be kept in a separate locked storage receptacle or compartment in the vehicle.
IV. Any information received or created under this chapter shall be confidential and not subject to disclosure pursuant to RSA 91-A.
|Feb. 11, 2020||Senate||Hearing|
|March 5, 2020||Senate||Floor Vote|
|Jan. 8, 2020||Introduced 01/08/2020 and Referred to Judiciary; SJ 2|
|Feb. 11, 2020||Hearing: 02/11/2020, Room 100, SH, 10:00 am; SC 6|
|March 5, 2020||Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2020-0731s, 03/05/2020; SC 9|
|March 5, 2020||Committee Amendment # 2020-0731s, AA, VV; 03/05/2020; SJ 5|
|March 5, 2020||Ought to Pass with Amendment 2020-0731s, MA, VV; OT3rdg; 03/05/2020; SJ 5|
|March 12, 2020||Introduced 03/12/2020 and referred to Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs|
|June 30, 2020||Vacated and Laid on Table MA VV 06/30/2020|