senate Bill S5654A

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Relates to health requirements for wrestling

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 19, 2012 referred to education
delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.1357
committee discharged and committed to rules
May 09, 2012 print number 5654a
amend (t) and recommit to finance
May 01, 2012 reported and committed to finance
Jan 04, 2012 referred to education
Jun 09, 2011 referred to education

Votes

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Jun 19, 2012 - Rules committee Vote

S5654A
23
0
committee
23
Aye
0
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
1
Excused
0
Abstained
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May 1, 2012 - Education committee Vote

S5654
15
0
committee
15
Aye
0
Nay
3
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Bill Amendments

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A (Active)

S5654 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8292A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §921, Ed L; add §2111-a, Pub Health L

S5654 - Summary

Relates to MRSA and other infectious skin disease protection and education; establishes the interscholastic wrestling health training and education program.

S5654 - Sponsor Memo

S5654 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  5654

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 9, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  ZELDIN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Education

AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation  to  health  requirements
  for wrestling

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

  Section 1. Section 3001-d of the education law is  renumbered  section
3001-e and a new section 3001-d is added to read as follows:
  S  3001-D.  HEALTH  REQUIREMENTS FOR WRESTLING.  1.  SCHOOL OFFICIALS,
COACHES, AND REFEREES WHO  SUPERVISE  WRESTLING  AND  SCHOOL  STAFF  WHO
ASSIST WRESTLING ACTIVITIES SHALL:
  (A)  DISINFECT  THE  WRESTLING  MAT  BEFORE EACH PRACTICE, BEFORE EACH
COMPETITION AND WHENEVER DEEMED APPROPRIATE DURING SUCH TIMES;
  (B) REQUIRE THAT ANY PERSON WHO HAS PREVIOUSLY  CONTRACTED  AN  INFEC-
TIOUS SKIN DISEASE THAT IS COMMUNICABLE TO PRESENT A NATIONAL FEDERATION
OF  STATE  HIGH  SCHOOL  ASSOCIATIONS  (NFHS)/NEW YORK STATE PUBLIC HIGH
SCHOOL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION (NYSPHSAA) APPROVED INFECTIOUS DISEASE  FORM
BEARING  A LICENSED PHYSICIAN'S STAMP OR SIGNATURE RELEASING SUCH PERSON
TO PHYSICAL ACTIVITY PRIOR TO PARTICIPATING IN WRESTLING.
  2. (A) ANY FACILITY THAT HOSTS A WRESTLING TOURNAMENT SHALL HAVE WORK-
ING SHOWERS WITH BOTH HOT AND COLD WATER AVAILABLE FOR STUDENTS OF  BOTH
SEXES.
  (B)  FOR  PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION "TOURNAMENT" SHALL MEAN A WRESTLING
COMPETITION BETWEEN THREE OR MORE SCHOOLS.
  3. NO FACILITY, SCHOOL DISTRICT, AUTHORIZING NONPUBLIC SCHOOL OR BOARD
OF COOPERATIVE EDUCATIONAL SERVICES OR ANY AGENT THEREOF, SHALL BE  HELD
LIABLE  FOR DAMAGES FOR INJURIES OR DEATH ALLEGED TO HAVE BEEN SUSTAINED
BY A PUPIL ARISING SOLELY FROM A FAILURE TO  COMPLY  WITH  THIS  SECTION
WHEN  THE  FACILITY,  SCHOOL  DISTRICT,  AUTHORIZING NONPUBLIC SCHOOL OR
BOARD OF COOPERATIVE EDUCATIONAL SERVICES, OR  AGENT  THEREOF  ACTED  IN

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD11233-13-1

S5654A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8292A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §921, Ed L; add §2111-a, Pub Health L

S5654A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to MRSA and other infectious skin disease protection and education; establishes the interscholastic wrestling health training and education program.

S5654A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5654A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 5654--A

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 9, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  ZELDIN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Education  --  recommitted
  to the Committee on Education in accordance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8
  -- reported favorably from said committee and committed to the Commit-
  tee   on  Finance  --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended,  ordered
  reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the education law and the public health law, in relation
  to Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus protection  and  educa-
  tion

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

  Section 1. The education law is amended by adding a new section 921 to
read as follows:
  S 921. MRSA AND OTHER INFECTIOUS SKIN DISEASE  PROTECTION  AND  EDUCA-
TION.  1. LEGISLATIVE INTENT.  THE LEGISLATURE FINDS AND DETERMINES THAT
METHICILLIN-RESISTANT  STAPHYLOCOCCUS  AUREUS  (MRSA)  IS A VERY SERIOUS
HEALTH CONCERN FOR THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK. MRSA IS A BACTE-
RIA THAT CAN LEAD TO THE OUTBREAK OF  SERIOUS  INFECTIONS.  DUE  TO  ITS
COMMON RESISTANCE TO MANY MODERN ANTIBIOTICS, IT IS VERY OFTEN DIFFICULT
TO  TREAT,  AND CAN RESULT IN EXTENDED HOSPITALIZATION, SERIOUS ILLNESS,
AND EVEN DEATH.
  THE LEGISLATURE FURTHER FINDS AND DETERMINES THAT AS A SERIOUS  HEALTH
RISK, IT IS IMPORTANT FOR THE STATE OF NEW YORK TO PROMOTE EDUCATION AND
AWARENESS  ON  HOW  TO PREVENT THE SPREAD OF SUCH INFECTIOUS DISEASES AS
MRSA, DEVELOP PROTOCOLS AND PROCEDURES TO  HELP  AVOID  TRANSMISSION  OF
MRSA,  AND  THEREBY PROTECT THE PUBLIC HEALTH OF THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE
OF NEW YORK. SUCH EDUCATION, PROTOCOLS  AND  PROCEDURES  ARE  ESPECIALLY
IMPORTANT  WHERE THE RISKS OF TRANSMISSION ARE SIGNIFICANT, INCLUDING IN
OUR PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SCHOOLS,  WHERE  SUCH  EDUCATION,  PROTOCOLS  AND
METHODS CAN BE DEPLOYED TO LESSEN THE CHANCE AND RISK OF INFECTION.
  THE  LEGISLATURE  ADDITIONALLY  FINDS  AND DETERMINES THAT ONE AREA IN
WHICH SUCH EDUCATION, PROTOCOLS AND METHODS COULD BE  ESPECIALLY  USEFUL
IS  WITH  RESPECT  TO SCHOOL ATHLETIC FACILITIES AND EVENTS. THE PADDING
USED IN SCHOOL ATHLETIC FACILITIES AND EVENTS, ALTHOUGH  VERY  IMPORTANT

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