senate Bill S7636

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Relates to the commercial display of human remains

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 20, 2012 referred to codes
delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.1396
committee discharged and committed to rules
Jun 08, 2012 referred to health

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S7636 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6185A
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 43-D ยงยง4380 - 4383, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
A412

S7636 - Summary

Relates to the commercial display of human remains; requires the department of health to implement a permit process for anyone displaying human remains for payment or other consideration; exempts remains more than 100 years old, consisting solely of human hair or teeth, part of the ordinary display at a funeral establishment or memorial, an object of religious veneration, consisting solely of bodies transported into and remaining in the state for display prior to the effective date of this section, or in the possession of a museum facility.

S7636 - Sponsor Memo

S7636 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  7636

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 8, 2012
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  ALESI  -- 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  the  commercial
  display of human remains

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

  Section 1. Legislative findings. The legislature  finds  and  declares
that:
  1.  Article  43 of the public health law requires any donor and speci-
fied authorized individuals to authorize the use of anatomical gifts for
transplantation, therapy, research, and education purposes.
  2. Every city, county, or state official responsible for  the  remains
of  unclaimed dead bodies is required to use due diligence to notify the
relatives of the decedent.
  3. The public display of human remains must be  regulated  to  protect
individual  bodily  integrity, as well as the social and cultural values
of the state.
  4. It is the intent of the legislature to require persons who  partic-
ipate  in the public display of human remains for commercial purposes to
provide evidence of informed consent from the decedent or  relatives  of
all  humans  whose  remains  are  put on display, and to provide for the
continued use of human remains in the educational, medical,  and  scien-
tific communities to promote human health and safety.
  S  2. The public health law is amended by adding a new article 43-D to
read as follows:
                              ARTICLE 43-D
                    COMMERCIAL DISPLAY OF HUMAN REMAINS
SECTION 4380. DEFINITIONS.
        4381. COMMERCIAL DISPLAY OF HUMAN REMAINS.
        4382. PERMIT.
        4383. APPLICATION.
  S 4380. DEFINITIONS. AS USED IN  THIS  ARTICLE,  THE  FOLLOWING  TERMS
SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS:
  1. "COMMERCIAL PURPOSES" MEANS EITHER:

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

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