senate Bill S2344
(D, WF) 29th Senate District
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
Creates a temporary state commission to study and make recommendations concerning the incidence of asthma in the borough of the Bronx in New York city.
TITLE OF BILL:
to create a temporary state commission to study and make recommendations
concerning the incidence of asthma in the borough of the Bronx in New
PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:
To create a state commission to study the incidence of asthma in Bronx
County, the county with the highest incidence of asthma in the state
of New York.
SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:
Section 1 creates a temporary state commission to study the incidence
of asthma in Bronx county. Section 2 requires the commission to
consist of 11 members: 5 appointed by the Governor with two from the
Departments of Health and Environmental Conservation; 2 members
appointed by the temporary president of the senate and one by the
minority leader; and, two appointed by the speaker of the assembly
and one by the minority leader.
All members of the commission must be residents of the city of New
York, expect for the two appointees from DOH and DEC.
Section 3 states there is no compensation for membership on the
commission, but members are allowed actual and necessary expenses for
performance of their official duties. Section 4 states the commission
can meet wherever the committee deems necessary and shall hold public
hearings quarterly with all the powers of a legislative commission
pursuant to the legislative law. Section 5 states the commission
shall make a report of its findings to the governor and legislature.
Legislators and policy makers need the input and recommendations of
the commission to immediately address the high incidence of asthma
throughout the Bronx. The creation of the commission is a step
towards addressing this dire situation as well as making
recommendations to eradicate the high incidence of asthma.
PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2009/2010: Senate Referred to Finance & Assembly Referred to Health.
Minimal to the State.
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