senate Bill S5808

2009-2010 Legislative Session

Enacts the "reproductive health act"; repealer

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  • Introduced
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  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 06, 2010 referred to health
Jun 05, 2009 referred to rules

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S5808 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A11484
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

S5808 - 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.

S5808 - Sponsor Memo

S5808 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  5808

                       2009-2010 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 5, 2009
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. STEWART-COUSINS, ADAMS, BRESLIN, DILAN, DUANE, ESPA-
  DA,  HASSELL-THOMPSON,  HUNTLEY,  C. JOHNSON,  KLEIN, KRUEGER, KRUGER,
  MONSERRATE, MONTGOMERY, OPPENHEIMER, PARKER, PERKINS, SAMPSON, SAVINO,
  SCHNEIDERMAN, SERRANO, SQUADRON, STAVISKY, THOMPSON -- (at request  of
  the  Governor)  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to
  be committed to the Committee on Rules

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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