senate Bill S5881

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to access to reproductive services

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Jun 18, 2013 referred to rules

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S5881 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add §4166, Pub Health L

S5881 - Summary

Relates to access to reproductive services.

S5881 - Sponsor Memo

S5881 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  5881

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 18, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. SAVINO -- (at request of the Governor) -- read twice
  and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee
  on Rules

AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to access  to  repro-
  ductive services

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

  Section 1. The public health law is amended by adding  a  new  section
4166 to read as follows:
  S  4166.  ACCESS  TO REPRODUCTIVE SERVICES. THE STATE SHALL NOT DENY A
WOMAN'S RIGHT TO OBTAIN AN ABORTION AS ESTABLISHED BY THE UNITED  STATES
SUPREME  COURT IN THE DECISION ROE V. WADE, 410 U.S.113 (1973). NOTWITH-
STANDING ANY LAW TO THE CONTRARY, NEW YORK PROTECTS A WOMAN'S  RIGHT  TO
TERMINATE  A PREGNANCY WITHIN TWENTY-FOUR WEEKS FROM COMMENCEMENT OF HER
PREGNANCY, OR WHEN NECESSARY TO PROTECT A  WOMAN'S  LIFE  OR  HEALTH  AS
DETERMINED BY A LICENSED PHYSICIAN.
  NOTHING IN THIS SECTION SHALL BE CONSTRUED TO CONFLICT WITH ANY APPLI-
CABLE  STATE  OR  FEDERAL  LAW  OR  REGULATION  PERMITTING A HEALTH CARE
PROVIDER TO REFRAIN FROM PROVIDING ABORTIONS DUE TO THE PROVIDER'S RELI-
GIOUS OR MORAL BELIEFS.
  NOTHING IN THIS SECTION SHALL CONFLICT WITH THE PARTIAL BIRTH ABORTION
BAN CODIFIED UNDER 18 USC SECTION 1531.
  NO PROSECUTION OR PROCEEDING SHALL BE BROUGHT OR MAINTAINED UNDER  THE
PENAL  LAW OR OTHERWISE FOR ACTS THAT ARE AUTHORIZED OR PERMITTED PURSU-
ANT TO THIS SECTION OR BY  THIS CHAPTER AND THE EDUCATION LAW.
  SUBDIVISIONS TWO AND THREE  OF  SECTION  125.05,  SUBDIVISION  TWO  OF
SECTION 125.15, SUBDIVISION THREE OF SECTION 125.20 AND SECTIONS 125.40,
125.45,  125.50,  125.55 AND 125.60 OF THE PENAL LAW ARE HEREBY REPEALED
TO THE EXTENT THAT THEY ARE INCONSISTENT WITH THIS SECTION.
  S 2. Severability clause. If any clause, sentence, paragraph, subdivi-
sion, section or part of this act shall be adjudged by a court of compe-

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD12060-01-3

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