File #: Int 0404-2022    Version: * Name: Report tracking the opioid settlement fund.
Type: Introduction Status: Laid Over in Committee
Committee: Committee on Mental Health, Disabilities and Addiction
On agenda: 5/19/2022
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law in relation to a report tracking the opioid settlement fund
Sponsors: Linda Lee, Diana I. Ayala, Gale A. Brewer, Farah N. Louis, Sandy Nurse, Shekar Krishnan, Ari Kagan, Julie Menin, Christopher Marte, Amanda Farías, Nantasha M. Williams, Robert F. Holden, Lynn C. Schulman, Eric Dinowitz, Chi A. Ossé, Shaun Abreu, Lincoln Restler, Alexa Avilés, Erik D. Bottcher, Pierina Ana Sanchez, Joann Ariola , Vickie Paladino
Council Member Sponsors: 22
Summary: This bill would require the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH), or another agency designated by the mayor, to report on the opioid settlement fund on a monthly basis, beginning July 1, 2022. The report would include the total amount of money in the settlement fund, the total money withdrawn from the settlement fund, where the money is being spent, the number of New Yorkers benefiting from the fund, and a timeline of when the fund will be depleted.
Indexes: Report Required, Sunset Date Applies
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 404, 2. Int. No. 404, 3. May 19, 2022 - Stated Meeting Agenda, 4. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 5-19-22, 5. Committee Report 6/30/22, 6. Hearing Testimony 6/30/22, 7. Hearing Transcript 6/30/22, 8. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - May 19, 2022

Int. No. 404


By Council Members Lee, Ayala, Brewer, Louis, Nurse, Krishnan, Kagan, Menin, Marte, Farías, Williams, Holden, Schulman, Dinowitz, Ossé, Abreu, Restler, Avilés, Bottcher, Sanchez, Ariola and Paladino


A Local Law in relation to a report tracking the opioid settlement fund


Be it enacted by the Council as follows:


Section 1. a. Definitions. For the purposes of this chapter, the following terms have the following meanings:

Department. The term “department” means the department of health and mental hygiene or such other agency or entity as the mayor may designate.

Opioid settlement fund. The term “opioid settlement fund” means the monies paid or to be paid to New York city as a result of the attorney general’s lawsuit against opioid manufacturers and distributors, including, but not limited to, Purdue Pharma and its affiliates, members of the Sackler family and trusts they control, Janssen Pharmaceuticals and its affiliates, including its parent company Johnson & Johnson, Mallinckrodt LLC and its affiliates, Endo Health Solutions and its affiliates, Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc. and its affiliates, McKesson Corporation, Cardinal Health Inc., Amerisource Bergen Drug Corporation and Rochester Drug Cooperative Inc.

b. No later than July 1, 2022, and every month thereafter, the department shall submit to the mayor and the speaker of the council, and post on such department’s website, a report disclosing the following information for the previous month:

1. The total amount of monies in the opioid settlement fund, including any new monies entered;

2. The total amount of monies withdrawn, spent or committed to be spent in the opioid settlement fund;

3. Where the monies in the opioid settlement fund have been spent or committed to be spent, including the name and description of any city-run program, the name and description of any city-contractor and the name and description of any vendor to the city;

4. The number of New York city residents participating in or benefiting from city, contractor or vendor programs receiving opioid settlement funds, disaggregated by zip code, gender, ethnicity and languages spoken; and

5. A timeline of when the department expects the monies in the opioid settlement fund to be depleted and any plan for continuing services after the monies are depleted.

§ 2. This local law takes effect immediately and is deemed repealed upon depletion of all monies in the opioid settlement fund.





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