senate Bill S1764A

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Establishes the save our sight program and the save our sight fund to provide vision screening and educational information

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 05, 2012 print number 1764a
amend and recommit to health
Jan 04, 2012 referred to health
Jan 12, 2011 referred to health

Co-Sponsors

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S1764 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3427A
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add §23, Pub Health L; add §401-c, V & T L; add §81, St Fin L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S1126, A1382

S1764 - Summary

Establishes the save our sight program and the save our sight fund to promote vision health and safety for children; targets children with amblyopia for support regarding such children's vision; provides for information to be disseminated by the department of motor vehicles and for voluntary contributions to the fund.

S1764 - Sponsor Memo

S1764 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  1764

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 12, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  PERKINS,  DIAZ,  DILAN,  DUANE, HASSELL-THOMPSON,
  KRUEGER, KRUGER, MONTGOMERY, OPPENHEIMER,  PARKER,  STAVISKY  --  read
  twice  and  ordered  printed,  and when printed to be committed to the
  Committee on Health

AN ACT to amend the public health law, the vehicle and traffic  law  and
  the  state finance law, in relation to establishing the save our sight
  program and the save our sight fund

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

  Section 1. The public health law is amended by adding a new section 22
to read as follows:
  S  22.  SAVE OUR SIGHT PROGRAM. THE COMMISSIONER, IN CONSULTATION WITH
THE COMMISSIONER OF MOTOR VEHICLES, IS HEREBY AUTHORIZED AND DIRECTED TO
ESTABLISH WITHIN THE DEPARTMENT, A SAVE OUR SIGHT PROGRAM.  SUCH PROGRAM
SHALL:
  1. PROVIDE  SUPPORT  TO  NONPROFIT  ORGANIZATIONS  THAT  OFFER  VISION
SCREENING AND EDUCATION SERVICES;
  2.  IMPLEMENT  A  VOLUNTARY  CHILDREN'S  VISION SCREENING TRAINING AND
CERTIFICATION PROGRAM FOR VOLUNTEERS, CHILD DAY-CARE PROVIDERS,  NURSES,
TEACHERS,  HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS PRACTICING IN PRIMARY CARE SETTINGS
AND FOR OTHER PERSONS SERVING CHILDREN;
  3. DEVELOP AND  IMPLEMENT  A  REGISTRY  AND  TARGETED  VOLUNTARY  CASE
MANAGEMENT  SYSTEM  TO  DETERMINE  WHETHER  CHILDREN  WITH AMBLYOPIA ARE
RECEIVING PROFESSIONAL EYE CARE AND TO PROVIDE PARENTS AND LEGAL GUARDI-
ANS OF CHILDREN WITH AMBLYOPIA WITH INFORMATION  AND  SUPPORT  REGARDING
SUCH CHILDREN'S VISION;
  4.  ESTABLISH  A  MATCHING GRANT PROGRAM FOR THE PURCHASE AND DISTRIB-
UTION OF PROTECTIVE EYEWEAR TO CHILDREN;
  5. PROVIDE VISION HEALTH AND SAFETY PROGRAMS AND MATERIALS  TO  CLASS-
ROOMS; AND

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD06899-01-1

Co-Sponsors

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S1764A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3427A
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add §23, Pub Health L; add §401-c, V & T L; add §81, St Fin L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S1126, A1382

S1764A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes the save our sight program and the save our sight fund to promote vision health and safety for children; targets children with amblyopia for support regarding such children's vision; provides for information to be disseminated by the department of motor vehicles and for voluntary contributions to the fund.

S1764A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1764A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 1764--A

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 12, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  PERKINS,  DIAZ,  DILAN,  DUANE, HASSELL-THOMPSON,
  KRUEGER, MONTGOMERY, OPPENHEIMER, PARKER, STAVISKY -- read  twice  and
  ordered  printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on
  Health -- recommitted to the Committee on Health  in  accordance  with
  Senate  Rule  6, sec. 8 -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered
  reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the public health law, the vehicle and traffic  law  and
  the  state finance law, in relation to establishing the save our sight
  program and the save our sight fund

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

  Section 1. The public health law is amended by adding a new section 23
to read as follows:
  S  23.  SAVE OUR SIGHT PROGRAM. THE COMMISSIONER, IN CONSULTATION WITH
THE COMMISSIONER OF MOTOR VEHICLES, IS HEREBY AUTHORIZED AND DIRECTED TO
ESTABLISH WITHIN THE DEPARTMENT, A SAVE OUR SIGHT PROGRAM.  SUCH PROGRAM
SHALL:
  1. PROVIDE  SUPPORT  TO  NONPROFIT  ORGANIZATIONS  THAT  OFFER  VISION
SCREENING AND EDUCATION SERVICES;
  2.  IMPLEMENT  A  VOLUNTARY  CHILDREN'S  VISION SCREENING TRAINING AND
CERTIFICATION PROGRAM FOR VOLUNTEERS, CHILD DAY-CARE PROVIDERS,  NURSES,
TEACHERS,  HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS PRACTICING IN PRIMARY CARE SETTINGS
AND FOR OTHER PERSONS SERVING CHILDREN;
  3. DEVELOP AND  IMPLEMENT  A  REGISTRY  AND  TARGETED  VOLUNTARY  CASE
MANAGEMENT  SYSTEM  TO  DETERMINE  WHETHER  CHILDREN  WITH AMBLYOPIA ARE
RECEIVING PROFESSIONAL EYE CARE AND TO PROVIDE PARENTS AND LEGAL GUARDI-
ANS OF CHILDREN WITH AMBLYOPIA WITH INFORMATION  AND  SUPPORT  REGARDING
SUCH CHILDREN'S VISION;
  4.  ESTABLISH  A  MATCHING GRANT PROGRAM FOR THE PURCHASE AND DISTRIB-
UTION OF PROTECTIVE EYEWEAR TO CHILDREN;

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD06899-02-2

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