senate Bill S7000

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Establishes a New York state physical fitness and activity education campaign

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Nov 21, 2014 vetoed memo.520
Nov 10, 2014 delivered to governor
Jun 19, 2014 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.474
substituted for a9403
Jun 18, 2014 referred to ways and means
delivered to assembly
passed senate
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

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May 20, 2014 - Health committee Vote

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S7000 - Bill Details

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A9403
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง264, Pub Health L

S7000 - Bill Texts

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Establishes a New York state physical fitness and activity education campaign.

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BILL NUMBER:S7000

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public health law, in relation to
a physical fitness and activity education campaign

PURPOSE:

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

JUSTIFICATION:

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
York.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

New bill

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

Minimal

EFFECTIVE DATE:


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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