senate Bill S2307

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Provides for clarification of the disposition of human remains

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Archive: Last Bill Status - STRICKEN

  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 28, 2013 recommit, enacting clause stricken
Jan 15, 2013 referred to health

S2307 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §4201, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S4540, A591
2009-2010: S5001A, A881D

S2307 - Summary

Provides for clarification of the disposition of human remains.

S2307 - Sponsor Memo

S2307 - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 15, 2013

Introduced  by  Sen.  BALL  --  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  disposition  of
  human remains


  Section 1. Section 4201 of the public health law, as amended by  chap-
ter 76 of the laws of 2006, paragraph (a) of subdivision 2 as amended by
chapter 401 of the laws of 2007, paragraph (e) of subdivision 2 as added
by  section  1 of part B of chapter 491 of the laws of 2012, subdivision
4-a as added by chapter 348 of the laws of 2009, is amended to  read  as
  S 4201. Disposition of remains; responsibility therefor. 1. As used in
this  section,  the  following  terms shall have the following meanings,
unless the context otherwise requires:
  (a) "Cremation" means the incineration of human remains.
  (b) "Disposition" means the care,  disposal,  transportation,  burial,
cremation  or embalming of the body of a deceased person, and associated
  (c) "Domestic partner" means a person who,  with  respect  to  another
  (i) is formally a party in a domestic partnership or similar relation-
ship  with  the  other  person, entered into pursuant to the laws of the
United States or any state, local or foreign jurisdiction, or registered
as the domestic partner of the person with any  registry  maintained  by
the  employer  of  either  party  or any state, municipality, or foreign
jurisdiction; or
  (ii) is formally recognized as a beneficiary or covered  person  under
the other person's employment benefits or health insurance; or
  (iii)  is dependent or mutually interdependent on the other person for
support, as evidenced by the totality of the circumstances indicating  a

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


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