senate Bill S438

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Enacts the "reproductive health act"; repealer

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May 08, 2014 defeated in health
Feb 28, 2014 notice of committee consideration - requested
Jan 08, 2014 referred to health
Jan 09, 2013 referred to health

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May 6, 2014 - Health committee Vote

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Aye with Reservations
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S438 - Details

Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 17 §§1700 - 1703, amd §4164, Pub Health L; rpld §6811 sub 8, Ed L; rpld §§125.40, 125.45, 125.50, 125.55 & 125.60, amd Art 125 Art Head, §§125.00, 125.05, 125.15 & 125.20, Pen L; amd §700.05, CP L; amd §673, County L; amd §4, Judy L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S2524, S2844
2009-2010: S5808

S438 - Summary

Enacts the "reproductive health act"; provides a fundamental right to choose contraception and the right of a female to determine the course of a pregnancy; authorizes abortion prior to viability; defines terms (view more) decriminalizes abortion.

S438 - Sponsor Memo

S438 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   438

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  STEWART-COUSINS,  ADAMS,  AVELLA, BRESLIN, DILAN,
  GIANARIS,  HASSELL-THOMPSON,  KRUEGER,  LATIMER,  MONTGOMERY,  PARKER,
  PERALTA, PERKINS, RIVERA, SAMPSON, SERRANO, SQUADRON, STAVISKY -- 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  enacting  the
  "reproductive  health  act" and revising existing provisions regarding
  abortions; to amend the penal law, the  criminal  procedure  law,  the
  county  law  and the judiciary law, in relation to abortion; to repeal
  certain provisions of the  education  law  relating  to  the  sale  of
  contraceptives;  and  to  repeal  certain  provisions of the penal law
  relating to abortion

  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 "reproductive health act".
  S 2. The public health law is amended by adding a new  article  17  to
read as follows:
                                ARTICLE 17
                         REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH ACT
SECTION 1700. STATEMENT OF POLICY.
        1701. AUTHORIZED PERFORMANCE OF ABORTIONS.
        1702. STATE REGULATION.
        1703. DEFINITIONS.
  S 1700. STATEMENT OF POLICY. THE LEGISLATURE DECLARES THAT EVERY INDI-
VIDUAL  HAS  A  FUNDAMENTAL  RIGHT  OF  PRIVACY  WITH RESPECT TO CERTAIN
PERSONAL REPRODUCTIVE DECISIONS.  ACCORDINGLY, IT IS THE  PUBLIC  POLICY
OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK THAT:
  1.  EVERY  INDIVIDUAL  HAS  THE  FUNDAMENTAL RIGHT TO CHOOSE OR REFUSE
CONTRACEPTION; AND
  2. EVERY FEMALE HAS THE FUNDAMENTAL RIGHT TO DETERMINE THE  COURSE  OF
HER  PREGNANCY, WHICH INCLUDES THE RIGHT TO CARRY A PREGNANCY TO TERM OR
TO TERMINATE A PREGNANCY: (I) IN THE ABSENCE  OF  FETAL  VIABILITY;  AND