senate Bill S2070

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Directs schools to provide information on meningococcal disease immunization to students and parents of students in seventh grade

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to health
Feb 28, 2013 reported and committed to finance
Jan 10, 2013 referred to health

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Feb 28, 2013 - Health committee Vote

S2070
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committee
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Aye
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Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
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Excused
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S2070 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3703
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง2167, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
S5069D, A8231B

S2070 - Summary

Directs schools to provide information on meningococcal disease immunization to students and parents of students in seventh grade, and requires such schools to maintain record of responses as to whether such students have received such immunization.

S2070 - Sponsor Memo

S2070 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  2070

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 10, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  HANNON -- 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 raising the  level
  of immunity of children against meningococcal disease

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

  Section 1.  Section 2167 of the public health law, as added by chapter
165 of the laws of 2003, is amended to read as follows:
  S 2167. Immunization against meningococcal meningitis. 1. As  used  in
this section, unless the context requires otherwise:
  a.  The term "student" means [a] ANY person WHO IS IN SEVENTH GRADE OR
A COMPARABLE AGE LEVEL SPECIAL  EDUCATION  PROGRAM  WITH  AN  UNASSIGNED
GRADE  AT  A  SCHOOL,  OR attending an institution and, in the case of a
student attending college, "student" means a person who is registered to
attend or who attends classes at an institution, who is enrolled for  at
least  six  semester  hours  or the equivalent per semester, or at least
four semester hours per quarter.
  b. The term "institution" means an academy or college, as  defined  in
section  two  of  the  education  law, or a children's overnight camp as
defined in section one thousand three hundred ninety-two of  this  chap-
ter, where the person attending such camp remains overnight for a period
of not fewer than seven days.
  c.  The  term  "immunization"  means  an  adequate dose or doses of an
immunizing agent against meningococcal meningitis which meets the stand-
ards approved by the  United  States  public  health  service  for  such
biological  products  and which is approved by the department under such
conditions as may be specified by the public health AND HEALTH  PLANNING
council.
  D.   THE TERM "SCHOOL" MEANS ANY PUBLIC, PRIVATE OR PAROCHIAL INTERME-
DIATE OR SECONDARY SCHOOL.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02573-01-3

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