senate Bill S926

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Authorizes a study on the high incidence of asthma in the borough of the Bronx in the city of New York and to prepare a remedial plan

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Jun 17, 2014 referred to health
delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.1424
committee discharged and committed to rules
Jan 08, 2014 referred to local government
Jan 09, 2013 referred to local government

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S926 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10148
Current Committee:
Assembly Health
Law Section:
Bronx County
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S2745, A453
2009-2010: S7167, A10209
2013-2014: A550

S926 - Bill Texts

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Authorizes and directs the New York state department of health, to conduct a study on the high incidence of asthma in the borough of the Bronx in the city of New York and to prepare a remedial plan.

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BILL NUMBER:S926

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to direct the New York state department of health to conduct a study
on the high incidence of asthma in the borough of the Bronx in the city
of New York and to prepare a remedial plan

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:
The general purpose of the bill is to
ensure that the State Department of Health conducts a study of the
high incidence of asthma in the Borough of the Bronx in the City of
New York and provide the Governor and the Legislature with a remedial
plan addressing high risk neighborhoods by examining disparities in:
income, race and ethnicity, public and private housing, proximity to
major sources of air pollution, and an evaluation of the
effectiveness of existing medical facilities.

SUMMARY AND SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:
Section 1 of this bill directs the
Commissioner of the New York State Department of Health to prepare a
remedial plan to address high incidence of asthma in the Borough of
the Bronx in the City of New York.

Section 2 of this bill provides that a study and remedial plan shall
be completed within twelve months of the effective date of this act.

Section 3 of this bill provides that this act shall take effect on the
one hundred twentieth day after it shall have become law. The results
of the remedial plan shall be provided to the Governor and the
Legislature no later than eighteen months from the beginning of such
study.

JUSTIFICATION:
Asthma is a respiratory disease that kills nearly
255,000 people worldwide each year. Asthma also affects more than one
million people in the state of New York and approximately twenty
percent of the children in the Bronx making this a major health
crisis in the borough. The Bronx County rate of asthma is
approximately four to five times greater than the national average
and twenty-one times greater than some other areas in New York City.
Sixty-six percent of the Bronx County's inhabited area is affected by
major sources of pollution.

This legislation addresses the severe problem of asthma in the Bronx.
by utilizing the talents of some of the best public health
professionals in the State of New York by requiring the Department of
Health to prepare what will be in affect a road map to address this
pressing public health issue.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2009/2010- Senate & Assembly Referred to Health.
2011-2012- S.2745

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None.


EFFECTIVE DATE:
This bill shall take effect the 120th day after becoming law.

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

                                   926

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  SERRANO, KLEIN -- read twice and ordered printed,
  and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Local Government

AN ACT to direct the New York state department of health  to  conduct  a
  study  on  the high incidence of asthma in the borough of the Bronx in
  the city of New York and to prepare a remedial plan

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

  Section 1. The commissioner of the New York state department of health
is hereby authorized and directed to prepare or have prepared a study of
and  a  remedial plan for the high incidence of asthma in the borough of
the Bronx in the city of New York. Such study shall include an  analysis
of  high  risk  neighborhoods examining disparities in: income, race and
ethnicity, public and private housing, proximity to major sources of air
pollution, and an evaluation of the effectiveness  of  existing  medical
facilities.
  S  2.  Such  study  and remedial plan shall be completed within twelve
months of the effective date of this act.
  S 3. This act shall take effect on the one hundred twentieth day after
it shall have become a law and the results of such study and the remedi-
al plan shall be provided to the governor and the legislature  no  later
than eighteen months from the beginning of such study.




 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00468-01-3

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