STATE OF NEW YORK
2023-2024 Regular Sessions
January 25, 2023
Introduced by M. of A. SEPTIMO -- read once and referred to the Commit-
tee on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse
AN ACT to require that the siting, construction and establishment of
methadone program facilities in cities having a population of one
million or more be disbursed in the boroughs of such cities in propor-
tion to the population of each such borough
The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-bly, do enact as follows:
1 Section 1. Notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary, with-
2 in cities having a population of one million or more, methadone program
3 facilities registered with the office of addiction services and supports
4 pursuant to section 19.16 of the mental hygiene law within each such
5 city shall be sited, constructed and/or established throughout the
6 boroughs of such city in proportion to each borough's population to the
7 city's total population. Provided, however, that the provisions of this
8 section shall not apply to the siting, construction or establishment of
9 any methadone program facility for which the appropriate community board
10 or, if there be no community board, the appropriate neighborhood board
11 shall have granted an exemption from such provisions.
12 § 2. Methadone program facilities sited, constructed and/or estab-
13 lished within cities having a population of one million or more after
14 the effective date of this act shall be located in those boroughs of the
15 city which have the lowest concentration of such facilities in propor-
16 tion to the borough population to the city's population.
17 § 3. Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, no
18 methadone program facility shall be sited, constructed or established
19 within the 84th assembly district within a city having a population of
20 one million or more unless the appropriate community board, or, if there
21 be no community board, the appropriate neighborhood board shall have
22 approved the siting, construction or establishment of such facility.
23 § 4. This act shall take effect immediately.
EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
 is old law to be omitted.