|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Feb 10, 2014||referred to health|
senate Bill S6584
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee
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S6584 - Details
S6584 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S6584 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public health law, in relation to disposition of human remains PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: This bill provides for clarification of the proper designation of a disposition of human remains agent. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Makes several technical amendments to PHL § 4201. Clarifies that the written instrument designating an agent does not have to be the form appearing in section 4201. Removes the requirement for a second witness. JUSTIFICATION: This bill would simplify the process of designating an agent for disposition of remains. It is important to clarify that the suggested form in the statute is not required to be used. For example, the "DD93" form used in the U.S. military would satisfy the New York law, especially as amended by the bill. PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2007: A.8814-A - passed Assembly 2009: A.881-B - passed Assembly 2010: A.881-D - advanced to third reading 2012: A.591 - passed Assembly FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None noted.
S6584 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 6584 I N S E N A T E February 10, 2014 ___________ Introduced by Sen. RIVERA -- 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 THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: 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 follows: 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 measures. (c) "Domestic partner" means a person who, with respect to another person: (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 mutual intent to be domestic partners including but not limited to: common ownership or joint leasing of real or personal property; common householding, shared income or shared expenses; children in common; EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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