senate Bill S1523

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Authorizes and directs the department of health to study potential health hazards from exposure to radio frequency energy emitted from cellular telephone towers

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S1523 - Bill Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Health
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S954
2009-2010: S574

S1523 - Bill Texts

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Authorizes and directs the department of health to study potential health hazards from exposure to radio frequency energy emitted from cellular telephone towers and facilities.

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BILL NUMBER:S1523

TITLE OF BILL: An act in relation to authorizing and directing the
department of health to study potential health hazards from exposure
to radio frequency energy emitted from cellular telephone towers and
facilities

PURPOSE: This legislation authorizes and directs the New York State
Department of Health to study potential health hazards from exposure
to radio frequency energy emitted from cellular telephone towers.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Requires the Department of Health to study
potential health hazards from exposure to radio frequency energy
emitted from cellular telephone towers. The Department is required to
report within one year from the effective date of this legislation to
the Governor and Legislature its' findings, conclusions and
legislative proposals.

JUSTIFICATION: The towers needed to facilitate cell phone
communication have caused a great deal of concern. There are numerous
stories detailing the potential negative effects of exposure to the
electromagnetic radiation produced by cellular towers and facilities.
To date, the New York Department of Health has not performed a study
on the possible long and short term effects of radio frequency energy.

This legislation charges the Department to perform a study of the
effects and report back to the Legislature and the Governor on its'
findings, conclusions and legislative proposals

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: S.954 of 2011/12 (Senate Health Committee).

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.

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

                                  1523

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

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

AN ACT in relation to authorizing and directing the department of health
  to study potential health hazards from  exposure  to  radio  frequency
  energy emitted from cellular telephone towers and facilities

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

  Section 1. The department of health shall study, examine, evaluate and
make recommendations concerning potential health hazards resulting  from
exposure  to radio frequency energy emitted by cellular telephone towers
and facilities. Such department shall report the  findings,  conclusions
and recommendations of such study to the governor and the legislature on
or  before  one  year  after  the  effective date of this act, and shall
submit with its report such legislative proposals as it deems  necessary
to implement its recommendations.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.





 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03277-01-3

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