|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 08, 2014||referred to health|
|Jan 09, 2013||referred to health|
senate Bill S421
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S421 - Details
S421 - Summary
Directs the commissioner of health to study and report on the very high incidence of asthma in the state.
S421 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S421 TITLE OF BILL: An act to direct the commissioner of health to report upon the high incidence of asthma in the state PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: Directs the Commissioner of health to study and report on the very high incidence of asthma in New York State SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: The bill directs the commissioner of health, within 90 days of passage of this legislation, to commence a study, examine and evaluate the alarming and disproportionate incidence of asthma in New York State. The following factors need to be evaluated: income level; race; gender; age group; housing accommodations: single family dwelling, two to six family dwelling or housing project; residence proximity to industrial sites. Within one year of the effective date of this act, the commissioner shall report to the governor and the legislature his or her findings and any recommendations he or she deem necessary. JUSTIFICATION: Almost one in 13 school children suffer from asthma
S421 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 421 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 9, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sen. DILAN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Health AN ACT to direct the commissioner of health to report upon the high incidence of asthma in the state THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. (a) Within 90 days of the effective date of this act, the commissioner of health shall commence to examine and evaluate the alarm- ingly high and disproportionate incidence of asthma in the state. Such commissioner shall specifically study and evaluate the following factors related to those persons who have asthma: (i) income level; (ii) race; (iii) gender; (iv) age group; (v) housing accommodations: single family dwelling, two to six family dwelling or housing project; (vi) residence proximity to industrial sites; (vii) residence proximity to highways; and (viii) type of health insurance providing coverage to the person with asthma (private, Medicaid, child health insurance plan or family health plus). (b) Within one year of the effective date of this act, such commis- sioner shall report to the governor and the legislature, his or her findings and any recommendations he or she shall deem necessary. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD00598-01-3
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