senate Bill S1494A

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Provides for the dispensing of emergency contraception under certain circumstances and conditions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 24, 2014 print number 1494a
amend and recommit to higher education
Jan 08, 2014 referred to higher education
Apr 16, 2013 held in committee
Feb 26, 2013 notice of committee consideration - requested
Jan 09, 2013 referred to higher education

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S1494 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A420A
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§6527, 6807, 6909 & 6951, add §6831, Ed L; amd §§3216, 3221 & 4304, Ins L; amd §207, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S892, A85
2009-2010: S1410A, A627A

S1494 - Summary

Provides for the dispensing of emergency contraception under certain circumstances and conditions.

S1494 - Sponsor Memo

S1494 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  1494

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. KRUEGER, AVELLA, HASSELL-THOMPSON, HOYLMAN, MONTGOM-
  ERY, SERRANO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be
  committed to the Committee on Higher Education

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  education law, the insurance law and the public
  health law, in relation to providing for dispensing emergency  contra-
  ception under certain conditions

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

  Section 1. Short title. This act shall be known and may  be  cited  as
the "unintended pregnancy prevention act".
  S  2.  Legislative  findings. The United States Food and Drug Adminis-
tration (FDA) has declared emergency contraceptive pills to be safe  and
effective in preventing pregnancy when used within 72 hours after unpro-
tected  intercourse. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecolo-
gists and the American College of Nurse-Midwives  state  that  emergency
contraception  (EC)  is  so  safe, and using it quickly is so important,
that it should be available over the counter,  without  a  prescription.
They also emphasize the need for unimpeded access to EC for all women of
reproductive  age.  However,  although  there  are no medical reasons to
limit provision of EC, the FDA only approved non-prescription access for
women 18 years and older. Additionally, the FDA imposed requirements for
proving the patient's  identity  with  government-issued  identification
documents.  The  need  remains,  however, to provide access to women who
have difficulty obtaining the required identification documents  and  to
women under the age of 17 years. Minors in New York State have long been
legally entitled to full access, without parental consent, to all repro-
ductive  health care and services, including EC. Providing direct access
to EC for younger women will also make it more  likely  that  they  will
receive  appropriate  and  timely  professional  attention,  support and
assistance.

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

Co-Sponsors

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S1494A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A420A
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§6527, 6807, 6909 & 6951, add §6831, Ed L; amd §§3216, 3221 & 4304, Ins L; amd §207, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S892, A85
2009-2010: S1410A, A627A

S1494A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides for the dispensing of emergency contraception under certain circumstances and conditions.

S1494A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1494A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 1494--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. KRUEGER, AVELLA, HASSELL-THOMPSON, HOYLMAN, LATIMER,
  MONTGOMERY,  PARKER,  PERKINS,  SERRANO,  STAVISKY  --  read twice and
  ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on
  Higher  Education  -- recommitted to the Committee on Higher Education
  in accordance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8 -- committee discharged, bill
  amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said  commit-
  tee

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  education law, the insurance law and the public
  health law, in relation to providing for dispensing emergency  contra-
  ception under certain conditions

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

  Section 1. Short title. This act shall be known and may  be  cited  as
the "unintended pregnancy prevention act".
  S  2.  Legislative  findings. The United States Food and Drug Adminis-
tration (FDA) has declared emergency contraceptive pills to be safe  and
effective in preventing pregnancy when used within 72 hours after unpro-
tected  intercourse. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecolo-
gists and the American College of Nurse-Midwives  state  that  emergency
contraception  (EC)  is  so  safe, and using it quickly is so important,
that it should be available over the counter,  without  a  prescription.
They also emphasize the need for unimpeded access to EC for all women of
reproductive  age.  However,  although  there  are no medical reasons to
limit provision of EC, the FDA only approved non-prescription access for
women 18 years and older. Additionally, the FDA imposed requirements for
proving the patient's  identity  with  government-issued  identification
documents.  The  need  remains,  however, to provide access to women who
have difficulty obtaining the required identification documents  and  to
women under the age of 17 years. Minors in New York State have long been
legally entitled to full access, without parental consent, to all repro-

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

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