senate Bill S4540

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Provides for clarification of the disposition of human remains

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 04, 2012 referred to health
Jun 24, 2011 committed to rules
May 23, 2011 advanced to third reading
May 18, 2011 2nd report cal.
May 17, 2011 1st report cal.750
Apr 11, 2011 referred to health

Votes

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May 17, 2011 - Health committee Vote

S4540
12
0
committee
12
Aye
0
Nay
4
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
1
Excused
0
Abstained
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Health Committee Vote: May 17, 2011

aye wr (4)
excused (1)

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S4540 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A591
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §4201, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S5001A, A881D

S4540 - Summary

Provides for clarification of the disposition of human remains.

S4540 - Sponsor Memo

S4540 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  4540

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 11, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  BALL  --  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  disposition  of
  human remains

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

  Section 1. Section 4201 of the public health law, as amended by  chap-
ter 76 of the laws of 2006, paragraph (a) of subdivision 2 as amended by
chapter  401 of the laws of 2007 and subdivision 4-a as added by chapter
348 of the laws of 2009, is amended to read as follows:
  S 4201. Disposition of remains; responsibility therefor. 1. As used in
this section, the following terms shall  have  the  following  meanings,
unless the context otherwise requires:
  (a) "Cremation" means the incineration of human remains.
  (b)  "Disposition"  means  the care, disposal, transportation, burial,
cremation or embalming of the body of a deceased person, and  associated
measures.
  (c)  "Domestic  partner"  means  a person who, with respect to another
person:
  (i) is formally a party in a domestic partnership or similar relation-
ship with the other person, entered into pursuant to  the  laws  of  the
United States or any state, local or foreign jurisdiction, or registered
as  the  domestic  partner of the person with any registry maintained by
the employer of either party or  any  state,  municipality,  or  foreign
jurisdiction; or
  (ii)  is  formally recognized as a beneficiary or covered person under
the other person's employment benefits or health insurance; or
  (iii) is dependent or mutually interdependent on the other person  for
support,  as evidenced by the totality of the circumstances indicating a
mutual intent to be domestic partners  including  but  not  limited  to:
common  ownership  or joint leasing of real or personal property; common

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02287-01-1

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