City Council passes Queens lawmaker’s bill to track opioid settlement fund and its related programs


The New York City Council voted to pass Councilwoman Linda Lee’s bill, Int.0404, to require the city Department of Health to track and report on the funds secured for the city and New York State Attorney General Letitia James from settlements with opioid manufacturers and distributors. 

The report would include the total money found in the opioid settlement fund, the total money withdrawn from the opioid settlement fund, where this money is being spent, the number of New Yorkers benefitting from the fund, and a timeline of when the fund will be depleted.