|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jun 20, 2012||referred to codes|
delivered to assembly
ordered to third reading cal.1396
committee discharged and committed to rules
|Jun 08, 2012||referred to health|
senate Bill S7636
Archive: Last Bill Status -
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S7636 - Details
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
BILL NUMBER:S7636 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public health law, in relation to the commercial display of human remains PURPOSE: To require a permit issued by the Health Department if human remains are to be displayed for a commercial purpose such as a museum or art exhibit. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 sets forth the legislative findings, This bill is necessary to protect public health and ensure that when human remains are displayed for commercial purposes that the remains are lawfully obtained. Section 2 adds a new article 43-D of the Public Health Law, relating to Commercial Display of Human Remains, which includes the following: * Definition of terms. *Prohibits the display of human remains for commercial purposes without first obtaining a permit from the Department of Health.
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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