assembly Bill A11484

2009-2010 Legislative Session

Enacts the "reproductive health act"; repealer

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Jun 17, 2010 referred to health

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A11484 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S5808
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 17 §§1700 - 1703, amd §4164, Pub Health L; rpld §6811 sub 8, Ed L; rpld §§125.40, 125.45, 125.50, 125.55 & 125.60, amd Art 125 Art Head, §§125.00, 125.05, 125.15 & 125.20, Pen L; amd §700.05, CP L; amd §673, County L; amd §4, Judy L

A11484 - Summary

Enacts the "reproductive health act"; provides a fundamental right to choose contraception and the right of a female to determine the course of a pregnancy; authorizes abortion prior to viability; defines terms (view more) decriminalizes abortion.

A11484 - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  11484

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                              June 17, 2010
                               ___________

Introduced by COMMITTEE ON RULES -- (at request of M. of A. Glick, Gott-
  fried,  Rosenthal, Peoples-Stokes, N. Rivera, Pretlow, Hooper, Silver,
  Heastie,  Koon,  Lifton,  Wright,  Cahill,  Gianaris,  Barron,   Bing,
  Boyland, Brennan, Brodsky, Cymbrowitz, Dinowitz, Englebright, Farrell,
  Fields,  Galef,  Hoyt, Jacobs, Jaffee, John, Kellner, Lavine, Millman,
  O'Donnell, Paulin, Powell,  Russell,  Sayward,  Scarborough,  Schimel,
  Thiele, Weinstein, Weisenberg, D. Weprin) -- (at request of the Gover-
  nor) -- read once and referred to the Committee on Health

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  public  health law, in relation to enacting the
  "reproductive health act" and revising existing  provisions  regarding
  abortions;  to  amend  the  penal law, the criminal procedure law, the
  county law and the judiciary law, in relation to abortion;  to  repeal
  certain  provisions  of  the  education  law  relating  to the sale of
  contraceptives; and to repeal certain  provisions  of  the  penal  law
  relating to abortion

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. This act shall be known and may be cited as the  "Reproduc-
tive Health Act".
  S  2.  The  public health law is amended by adding a new article 17 to
read as follows:
                                ARTICLE 17
                         REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH ACT
SECTION 1700. STATEMENT OF POLICY.
        1701. AUTHORIZED PERFORMANCE OF ABORTIONS.
        1702. STATE REGULATION.
        1703. DEFINITIONS.
  S 1700. STATEMENT OF POLICY. THE LEGISLATURE DECLARES THAT EVERY INDI-
VIDUAL HAS A FUNDAMENTAL  RIGHT  OF  PRIVACY  WITH  RESPECT  TO  CERTAIN
PERSONAL  REPRODUCTIVE DECISIONS.   ACCORDINGLY, IT IS THE PUBLIC POLICY
OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK THAT:
  1. EVERY INDIVIDUAL HAS THE FUNDAMENTAL  RIGHT  TO  CHOOSE  OR  REFUSE
CONTRACEPTION; AND

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD12005-08-9

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