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|Jan 08, 2014||referred to health|
|Jan 09, 2013||referred to health|
senate Bill S1233
Archive: Last Bill Status -
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S1233 - Details
S1233 - Summary
Establishes the save our sight program and the save our sight fund to promote vision health and safety for children; targets children with amblyopia for support regarding such children's vision; provides for information to be disseminated by the department of motor vehicles and for voluntary contributions to the fund.
S1233 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S1233 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public health law, the vehicle and traffic law and the state finance law, in relation to establishing the save our sight program and the save our sight fund PURPOSE: To establish the "Save Our Sight Program" and the "Save Our Sight Fund" to help raise funds for vision screening programs to detect vision problems in children. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 amends the Public Health Law by adding a new Section 22 whereby the Health Commissioner in conjunction with the Motor Vehicles Commissioner establishes a "Save Our Sight Program." The program will provide support to nonprofit organizations that offer vision screening and education services, as well as implement a voluntary children's vision screening training and certification program for caregivers and teachers; track amblyopia treatment in children; establish a matching grant program for the purchase of protective eye wear for children; and provide vision health and safety program materials to classrooms. Section 2 amends the Vehicle and Traffic Law by adding a new Section 401-c that establishes a program whereby people applying for or renewing motor vehicle registrations or driver licenses may voluntarily contribute $1 to the "Save Our Sight Fund."
S1233 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 1233 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 9, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sens. PERKINS, DIAZ, DILAN, HASSELL-THOMPSON, KRUEGER, MONTGOMERY, PARKER, 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, the vehicle and traffic law and the state finance law, in relation to establishing the save our sight program and the save our sight fund THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The public health law is amended by adding a new section 23 to read as follows: S 23. SAVE OUR SIGHT PROGRAM. THE COMMISSIONER, IN CONSULTATION WITH THE COMMISSIONER OF MOTOR VEHICLES, IS HEREBY AUTHORIZED AND DIRECTED TO ESTABLISH WITHIN THE DEPARTMENT, A SAVE OUR SIGHT PROGRAM. SUCH PROGRAM SHALL: 1. PROVIDE SUPPORT TO NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS THAT OFFER VISION SCREENING AND EDUCATION SERVICES; 2. IMPLEMENT A VOLUNTARY CHILDREN'S VISION SCREENING TRAINING AND CERTIFICATION PROGRAM FOR VOLUNTEERS, CHILD DAY-CARE PROVIDERS, NURSES, TEACHERS, HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS PRACTICING IN PRIMARY CARE SETTINGS AND FOR OTHER PERSONS SERVING CHILDREN; 3. DEVELOP AND IMPLEMENT A REGISTRY AND TARGETED VOLUNTARY CASE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM TO DETERMINE WHETHER CHILDREN WITH AMBLYOPIA ARE RECEIVING PROFESSIONAL EYE CARE AND TO PROVIDE PARENTS AND LEGAL GUARDI- ANS OF CHILDREN WITH AMBLYOPIA WITH INFORMATION AND SUPPORT REGARDING SUCH CHILDREN'S VISION; 4. ESTABLISH A MATCHING GRANT PROGRAM FOR THE PURCHASE AND DISTRIB- UTION OF PROTECTIVE EYEWEAR TO CHILDREN; 5. PROVIDE VISION HEALTH AND SAFETY PROGRAMS AND MATERIALS TO CLASS- ROOMS; AND EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD00716-01-3
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