senate Bill S4422B

Signed By Governor
2013-2014 Legislative Session

Creates link to health care proxy information on state agency websites

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jul 31, 2013 signed chap.178
Jul 19, 2013 delivered to governor
Jun 17, 2013 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.418
substituted for s4422b
Jun 17, 2013 substituted by a989b
Jun 03, 2013 amended on third reading (t) 4422b
vote reconsidered - restored to third reading
Jun 03, 2013 returned to senate
recalled from assembly
May 07, 2013 referred to governmental operations
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Apr 29, 2013 advanced to third reading
amended 4422a
Apr 24, 2013 2nd report cal.
Apr 23, 2013 1st report cal.418
Mar 27, 2013 referred to finance

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Apr 23, 2013 - Finance committee Vote

S4422
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committee
33
Aye
0
Nay
3
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Bill Amendments

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Co-Sponsors

S4422 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A989B
Law Section:
State Technology Law
Laws Affected:
Add §106-a, St Tech L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
S4066A, A4903A

S4422 - Bill Texts

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Ensures that each state agency create a link to health care proxy information on state agency websites that have significant public interaction and deal with public health issues.

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BILL NUMBER:S4422

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the executive law, in relation to
health care proxy information on state agency websites

PURPOSE:

The purpose of this legislation is to ensure that state agency
websites provide a link or access to health care proxy forms, except
when this may cause financial hardship or when a website lacks
sufficient traffic to justify hosting this document.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:

Section one of the bill amends Executive Law section 104 by adding a
new subsection (b) requiring the Secretary of State, in consultation
with the Commissioner of Health, to ensure that each State agency has
a link on its homepage the health care proxy information that is
available on the Department of Health's website. State agencies with
little website traffic may request to be exempt from this requirement.

Section two of the bill provides that this act shall take effect
January 1, 2014.

EXISTING LAW:

New bill

JUSTIFICATION:

Individuals deserve to have their health care wishes honored, yet a
large majority of New York residents do not have a health care proxy
for times when they cannot express their health care preferences. As a
result, their wishes are often unknown, and they might be given
medical treatment that they would not want or not be given treatment
that matches their choices. By hosting health care proxy forms on
state agency websites, more New Yorkers will have access to and be
able to use this document.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

2011-2: S.4066 - Referred to Finance

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

Minimal

EFFECTIVE DATE:

This act shall take effect January 1, 2014.

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

                                  4422

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 27, 2013
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the executive law, in  relation  to  health  care  proxy
  information on state agency websites

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

  Section 1. Section 104 of the executive law  is  amended  to  read  as
follows:
  S 104. Departmental cooperation. (A) The secretary of state may advise
with  the  several  departments, boards, bureaus, officers, authorities,
commissions and other agencies of the  state  which  are  authorized  by
statute  to  issue codes, rules or regulations, to the end that the same
may, so far as possible, be uniform  in  style  and  form,  be  properly
numbered and captioned and be free from matter which is obsolete.
  (B) THE SECRETARY OF STATE SHALL, IN CONSULTATION WITH THE COMMISSION-
ER  OF  HEALTH, ADVISE WITH STATE DEPARTMENTS, BOARDS, BUREAUS, AUTHORI-
TIES, COMMISSIONS, DIVISIONS AND OTHER  AGENCIES  WITH  PUBLIC  WEBSITES
THAT  HAVE  SIGNIFICANT PUBLIC INTERACTION TO ENSURE THAT EACH CREATES A
LINK ON THEIR HOMEPAGE TO HEALTH CARE PROXY INFORMATION ON  THE  DEPART-
MENT  OF  HEALTH  WEBSITE. A STATE DEPARTMENT, BOARD, BUREAU, AUTHORITY,
COMMISSION, DIVISION AND AGENCY WHICH DETERMINES THAT THEY DO  NOT  HAVE
SIGNIFICANT  PUBLIC  TRAFFIC  ON THEIR WEBSITE, OR WHICH DETERMINES THAT
CREATING SUCH A LINK WOULD BE A FINANCIAL HARDSHIP, MAY BE EXEMPTED FROM
THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SUBDIVISION.
  S 2. This act shall take effect January 1, 2014.



 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04434-01-3

Co-Sponsors

S4422A - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A989B
Law Section:
State Technology Law
Laws Affected:
Add §106-a, St Tech L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
S4066A, A4903A

S4422A - Bill Texts

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Ensures that each state agency create a link to health care proxy information on state agency websites that have significant public interaction and deal with public health issues.

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BILL NUMBER:S4422A

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the executive law, in relation to health
care proxy information on state agency websites

PURPOSE:

The purpose of this legislation is to ensure that state agency websites
provide a link or access to health care proxy forms, except when this
may cause financial hardship or when a website lacks sufficient traffic
to justify hosting this document.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:

Section one of the bill amends Executive Law section 104 by adding a new
subsection (b) requiring the Secretary of State, in consultation with
the Commissioner of Health, to ensure that each State agency, that has a
significant public interaction in the field of Public health, has a link
on its homepage to the health care proxy information that is available
on the Department of Wealth's website. State agencies with little
website traffic may request to be exempt from this requirement.

JUSTIFICATION:

Individuals deserve to have their health care wishes honored, yet a
large majority of New York residents do not have a health care proxy for
times when they cannot express their health care preferences. As a
result, their wishes are often unknown, and they might be given medical
treatment that they would not want or not be given treatment that match-
es their choices. By hosting health care proxy forms on state agency
websites, more New Yorkers will have access to and be able to use this
document.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

2011-2: S.4066 - Referred to Finance

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

Minimal

EFFECTIVE DATE:

This act shall take effect January 1, 2014.

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

                                 4422--A
    Cal. No. 418

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 27, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. GOLDEN, DILAN -- read twice and ordered printed, and
  when  printed  to be committed to the Committee on Finance -- reported
  favorably from said committee, ordered to  first  and  second  report,
  amended  on  second  report,  ordered  to  a  third reading, and to be
  reprinted as amended, retaining its place in the order of third  read-
  ing

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  executive law, in relation to health care proxy
  information on state agency websites

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

  Section  1.  Section  104  of  the executive law is amended to read as
follows:
  S 104. Departmental cooperation. (A) The secretary of state may advise
with the several departments, boards,  bureaus,  officers,  authorities,
commissions  and  other  agencies  of  the state which are authorized by
statute to issue codes, rules or regulations, to the end that  the  same
may,  so  far  as  possible,  be  uniform in style and form, be properly
numbered and captioned and be free from matter which is obsolete.
  (B) THE SECRETARY OF STATE, IN CONSULTATION WITH THE  COMMISSIONER  OF
HEALTH,  SHALL  ADVISE WITH STATE DEPARTMENTS, BOARDS, BUREAUS, AUTHORI-
TIES, COMMISSIONS, DIVISIONS AND OTHER  AGENCIES  THAT  MAINTAIN  PUBLIC
WEBSITES  AND  THAT  HAVE SIGNIFICANT PUBLIC INTERACTION IN THE FIELD OF
PUBLIC HEALTH TO ENSURE THAT EACH CREATES A LINK ON  THEIR  HOMEPAGE  TO
HEALTH  CARE  PROXY  INFORMATION  ON THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH WEBSITE. A
STATE DEPARTMENT, BOARD, BUREAU,  AUTHORITY,  COMMISSION,  DIVISION  AND
AGENCY WHICH DETERMINES THAT THEY DO NOT HAVE SIGNIFICANT PUBLIC TRAFFIC
ON  THEIR  WEBSITE,  THAT THEY DO NOT DEAL WITH PUBLIC HEALTH ISSUES, OR
WHICH DETERMINES THAT CREATING SUCH A LINK WOULD BE  A  FINANCIAL  HARD-
SHIP, MAY BE EXEMPTED FROM THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SUBDIVISION.
  S 2. This act shall take effect January 1, 2014.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04434-03-3

Co-Sponsors

S4422B (ACTIVE) - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A989B
Law Section:
State Technology Law
Laws Affected:
Add §106-a, St Tech L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
S4066A, A4903A

S4422B (ACTIVE) - Bill Texts

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Ensures that each state agency create a link to health care proxy information on state agency websites that have significant public interaction and deal with public health issues.

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BILL NUMBER:S4422B

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the state technology law, in relation
to health care proxy information on state agency websites

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: The purpose of this legislation is
to ensure that state agencies which have significant public
interactions in the field of public health provide a link on their
websites to health care proxy information, except when this may cause
financial hardship to the agency or when the agency does not have
significant public interactions in the field of public health.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:

Section one of the bill adds new section 106-a to the State Technology
Law requiring that each State agency, board, bureau, commission or
other governmental entity that has a maintains a public website and
has significant public interaction in the field of public health, to,
in consultation with the Office of Information technology Services and
the Department of Health, create a link on its homepage to the health
care proxy information that is available on the Department of Health's
website. State agencies, boards, bureaus, commissions or other
governmental entities that determine that either creating such a lick
would be a financial hardship or that it does not have significant
public interaction in the field of public health are exempt from this
requirement.

Section two of the bill provides that this act shall take effect on
January 1, 2014.

JUSTIFICATION: Individuals deserve to have their health care wishes
honored, yet a large majority of New York residents do not have a
health care proxy for times when they cannot express their health care
preferences. As a result, their wishes are often unknown, and they
might be given medical treatment that they would not want or not be
given treatment that matches their choices. By providing links to
health care proxy forms on state government websites, more New Yorkers
will have access to and be able to use the proxy forms.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2011-2: S.4066 - Referred to Finance

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect January 1, 2014.

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

                                 4422--B
    Cal. No. 418

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 27, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. GOLDEN, DILAN -- read twice and ordered printed, and
  when  printed  to be committed to the Committee on Finance -- reported
  favorably from said committee, ordered to  first  and  second  report,
  amended  on  second  report,  ordered  to  a  third reading, and to be
  reprinted as amended, retaining its place in the order of third  read-
  ing  -- passed by Senate and delivered to the Assembly, recalled, vote
  reconsidered,  restored  to  third  reading,   amended   and   ordered
  reprinted, retaining its place in the order of third reading

AN  ACT  to  amend  the state technology law, in relation to health care
  proxy information on state agency websites

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

  Section 1. The state technology law is amended by adding a new section
106-a to read as follows:
  S  106-A.  HEALTH  CARE  PROXY  INFORMATION.  ANY STATE AGENCY, BOARD,
BUREAU, AUTHORITY, COMMISSION, DIVISION, OR  OTHER  GOVERNMENTAL  ENTITY
PERFORMING  A  GOVERNMENTAL  OR  PROPRIETARY FUNCTION FOR THE STATE THAT
MAINTAINS A PUBLIC WEBSITE AND HAS A SIGNIFICANT PUBLIC  INTERACTION  IN
THE  FIELD  OF  PUBLIC  HEALTH SHALL, IN CONSULTATION WITH THE OFFICE OF
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SERVICES AND THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH,  CREATE  A
LINK  ON  THEIR  HOMEPAGE  TO  THE  HEALTH CARE PROXY INFORMATION ON THE
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH'S WEBSITE. A STATE AGENCY, BOARD, BUREAU,  AUTHORI-
TY,  COMMISSION,  DIVISION,  OR  OTHER  GOVERNMENTAL ENTITY PERFORMING A
GOVERNMENTAL OR PROPRIETARY FUNCTION FOR THE STATE WHICH DETERMINES THAT
CREATING SUCH LINK WOULD CREATE A FINANCIAL HARDSHIP  OR  WHICH  DO  NOT
HAVE  A  SIGNIFICANT  PUBLIC  INTERACTION  IN THE FIELD OF PUBLIC HEALTH
SHALL BE EXEMPTED FROM THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION.
  S 2. This act shall take effect January 1, 2014.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04434-05-3

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