senate Bill S2344

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Creates a temporary state commission concerning the incidence of asthma in the Bronx

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Jan 04, 2012 referred to finance
Jan 19, 2011 referred to finance

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S2344 - Bill Details

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S2344 - Bill Texts

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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.

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BILL NUMBER:S2344

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to create a temporary state commission to study and make recommendations
concerning the incidence of asthma in the borough of the Bronx in New
York city

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.

JUSTIFICATION:
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:
New Bill.
2009/2010: Senate Referred to Finance & Assembly Referred to Health.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
Minimal to the State.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
Immediately.

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

                                  2344

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 19, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. SERRANO, DIAZ, HASSELL-THOMPSON, KRUEGER, SAVINO --
  read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to  be  committed  to
  the Committee on Finance

AN  ACT  to create a temporary state commission to study and make recom-
  mendations concerning the incidence of asthma in the  borough  of  the
  Bronx in New York city

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

  Section 1. A temporary state commission is hereby created to study and
make recommendations relating to the incidence of asthma in the  borough
of  the  Bronx in New York, which has the highest incidence of asthma in
the state. The commission will place particular  emphasis  on  youth  in
communities  with an unemployment rate exceeding one hundred twenty-five
percent of the statewide level.
  S 2. The commission shall consist of eleven members to be appointed as
follows: five shall be appointed by the governor; two shall be appointed
by the temporary president of the senate and one by the minority  leader
of the senate; and two shall be appointed by the speaker of the assembly
and  one  by  the  minority  leader  of the assembly. The members of the
commission shall serve at  the  pleasure  of  the  official  making  the
appointment  of such member. Of the five members appointed by the gover-
nor, one shall be from the department of health and one  shall  be  from
the department of environmental conservation. The remaining nine members
of the commission must reside in a city with a population of one million
or  more.  Vacancies in the membership of the commission shall be filled
in the manner provided for  original  appointments.  Membership  on  the
commission shall not constitute a public office. A chairperson and vice-
chairperson  of  the  commission  shall  be elected by a majority of its
members, all members being present.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00187-01-1

S. 2344                             2

  S 3. The members of the commission shall receive no  compensation  for
their services, but shall be allowed their actual and necessary expenses
incurred in the performance of their duties pursuant to this act.
  S  4. The commission may meet within and without the state, shall hold
at least one public hearing each quarter, and shall have all the  powers
of a legislative committee pursuant to the legislative law.
  S  5.  The commission shall make a report of its findings and make any
recommendations it may deem necessary and appropriate to  the  governor,
the temporary president of the senate and the speaker of the assembly no
later than one year after the effective date of this act.
  S 6. This act shall take effect immediately.

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