|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Nov 21, 2014||
|Nov 10, 2014||
delivered to governor
|Jun 19, 2014||
returned to senate
ordered to third reading rules cal.474
substituted for a9403
|Jun 18, 2014||
referred to ways and means
delivered to assembly
|Jun 02, 2014||
advanced to third reading
|May 29, 2014||
2nd report cal.
|May 28, 2014||
1st report cal.957
|May 20, 2014||
reported and committed to finance
|Apr 11, 2014||
referred to health
senate Bill S7000
Establishes a New York state physical fitness and activity education campaign
Archive: Last Bill Status - Vetoed by Governor
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Vetoed by Governor
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Jun 18, 2014 - floor VoteS7000590floor59Aye0Nay0Absent2Excused0Abstained
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Floor Vote: Jun 18, 2014aye (59)
May 28, 2014 - Finance committee VoteS7000370committee37Aye0Nay0Aye with Reservations0Absent0Excused0Abstained
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Finance Committee Vote: May 28, 2014aye (37)
May 20, 2014 - Health committee VoteS7000170committee17Aye0Nay0Aye with Reservations0Absent0Excused0Abstained
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S7000 - Bill Details
- See Assembly Version of this Bill:
- Law Section:
- Public Health Law
- Laws Affected:
- Add §264, Pub Health L
S7000 - Bill Texts
Establishes a New York state physical fitness and activity education campaign.
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TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public health law, in relation to
a physical fitness and activity education campaign
This bill would establish a New York State Physical Fitness and
Activity Education Campaign.
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section 1- Legislative intent - this campaign would encourage physical
activity which will improve the fitness of the people of NYS and will
complement existing programs administered by the department of health
that develop and promote nutrition and wellness activities.
Section 2 - Amends the public health law by adding a new section 264.
Section 3 - Effective date
Cornell University experts estimate that obesity costs the United
States an estimated $117 billion annually and results in the premature
death of approximately 300,000 people a year. Although tobacco has a
higher death toll because lung cancer can kill more quickly than
obesity, the long term health problems and costs resulting from
obesity are far greater.
According to a recent economic report, obese Americans spend more on
health care and medications than smokers. This is in large part
because extra weight can result in the same jump in chronic health
problems as does twenty years of aging. Obesity is associated with
numerous health problems and increases the risk for hypertension,
heart disease, cancer, asthma, depression, sleep apnea, Type-2
diabetes, high blood cholesterol, stroke, gallbladder diseases,
complications with pregnancy, back pain and spinal cord injuries.
In the past 25 years, the prevalence of obesity has dramatically
increased. In an effort to combat this growing problem, this
legislation creates the New York Physical Fitness and Activity
Education Campaign. The Campaign's mission is to increase awareness
regarding the problems associated with obesity and to promote sports,
recreational and physical fitness activities within the State of New
This shall take effect immediately.
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S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 7000 I N S E N A T E April 11, 2014 ___________ Introduced by Sen. DeFRANCISCO -- 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 a physical fitness and activity education campaign THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Legislative intent. The legislature hereby determines that a public awareness and educational campaign to encourage physical activ- ity will improve the fitness of the people of the state of New York and lead to a lifetime of good health. This campaign will complement exist- ing programs administered by the department of health that develop and promote nutrition and wellness activities that enhance the quality-of- life for children and adults. S 2. The public health law is amended by adding a new section 264 to read as follows: S 264. NEW YORK STATE PHYSICAL FITNESS AND ACTIVITY EDUCATION CAMPAIGN. 1. A NEW YORK STATE PHYSICAL FITNESS AND ACTIVITY EDUCATION CAMPAIGN IS HEREBY ESTABLISHED UNDER THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE COMMIS- SIONER FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROMOTING PHYSICAL FITNESS AND ACTIVITY THROUGH THE DEVELOPMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION OF A PUBLIC EDUCATION AND OUTREACH CAMPAIGN. 2. THE CAMPAIGN WILL FOCUS ON INCREASING PUBLIC AWARENESS OF THE IMPORTANCE OF PHYSICAL FITNESS AND ACTIVITY AND ITS CORRESPONDING HEALTH BENEFITS. THE CAMPAIGN WILL INCREASE PUBLIC AWARENESS THROUGH THE USE OF SOCIAL AND MASS MEDIA, INCLUDING INTERNET, TELEVISION, RADIO, AND PRINT ADVERTISING TO PROMOTE THIS MESSAGE. THE CAMPAIGN WILL ALSO IDENTIFY AND RECRUIT INDIVIDUALS TO SERVE AS VISIBLE, PUBLIC AMBASSADORS TO PROMOTE THIS MESSAGE. SUCH AMBASSADORS MAY INCLUDE PROFESSIONAL AND AMATEUR ATHLETES, FITNESS EXPERTS, AND CELEBRITY ADVOCATES FROM MEDIA, MUSIC AND OTHER ENTERTAINMENT MEDIUMS. 3. THE CAMPAIGN WILL BE STATE-WIDE, AND FOCUS ON PROMOTING PHYSICAL FITNESS AND ACTIVITY FOR THE FOLLOWING POPULATIONS: SENIORS; YOUTH; AND OTHER HIGH-RISK POPULATIONS. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD14558-01-4 S. 7000 2 4. FUNDS MADE AVAILABLE FOR EXPENDITURE PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION MAY BE DISTRIBUTED BY THE COMMISSIONER, WITHOUT A COMPETITIVE BID OR REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL PROCESS FOR THE PURPOSES SET FORTH IN THIS SECTION, INCLUD- ING BUT NOT LIMITED TO A MEDIA CAMPAIGN THAT PROMOTES PHYSICAL FITNESS AND ACTIVITY THROUGH PUBLIC EDUCATION AND OUTREACH. S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.
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