senate Bill S2844

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Enacts the "reproductive health act"; repealer

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    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Apr 26, 2012 notice of petition - requested
Mar 12, 2012 committee discharged and committed to rules
Feb 23, 2012 notice of committee consideration - requested
Jan 04, 2012 referred to health
Feb 02, 2011 referred to health

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S2844 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6112
Current Committee:
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
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S2524
2009-2010: S5808, A11484

S2844 - 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.

S2844 - Sponsor Memo

S2844 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  2844

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 2, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  STEWART-COUSINS,  BRESLIN, DILAN, DUANE, HUNTLEY,
  KRUEGER, OPPENHEIMER, PARKER,  PERKINS,  SAMPSON,  SERRANO,  SQUADRON,
  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,  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.  Short title.  This act shall be known and may be cited as
the "reproductive 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
  2. EVERY FEMALE HAS THE FUNDAMENTAL RIGHT TO DETERMINE THE  COURSE  OF
HER  PREGNANCY, WHICH INCLUDES THE RIGHT TO CARRY A PREGNANCY TO TERM OR

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD07323-02-1

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