senate Bill S5466

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Relates to requiring that information be made available to parents regarding window blind safety

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Actions

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May 24, 2016 reported and committed to finance
Jan 06, 2016 referred to health
Jun 02, 2015 reported and committed to finance
May 14, 2015 referred to health

Votes

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May 24, 2016 - Health committee Vote

S5466
15
0
committee
15
Aye
0
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
1
Excused
0
Abstained
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Health Committee Vote: May 24, 2016

aye wr (1)
excused (1)

Jun 2, 2015 - Health committee Vote

S5466
15
0
committee
15
Aye
0
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
1
Excused
0
Abstained
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S5466 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5804
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง2803-j, Pub Health L

S5466 - Summary

Relates to requiring that information be made available to parents regarding window blind safety.

S5466 - Sponsor Memo

S5466 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  5466

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 14, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced by Sen. MARCHIONE -- 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 requiring that
  information be made available to parents regarding window blind safety

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

  Section  1.  Subdivision 1 of section 2803-j of the public health law,
as amended by chapter 199 of the laws of 2014, is  amended  to  read  as
follows:
  1. The commissioner shall require that every hospital and birth center
shall  prepare in printed or photocopied form and distribute at the time
of pre-booking directly to each prospective maternity patient and,  upon
request,  to  the  general public an informational leaflet. Such leaflet
shall be designed by the commissioner  and  shall  contain  brief  defi-
nitions  of  maternity  related procedures and practices as specified in
subdivision two of this section and such other material as deemed appro-
priate by the commissioner. Hospitals and birth centers may  also  elect
to  distribute  additional explanatory material along with the maternity
patients informational leaflet. The commissioner shall make the informa-
tion contained in the leaflet available on the department's website  AND
SHALL CAUSE A SUFFICIENT NUMBER OF LEAFLETS TO BE PRINTED OR PHOTOCOPIED
TO  ALLOW  EACH  PEDIATRIC PRIMARY CARE PROVIDER IN THE STATE TO PROVIDE
THE LEAFLET TO PARENTS AT A CHILD'S SIX MONTH APPOINTMENT.
  S 2. Section 2803-j of the public health law, as amended by chapter 62
of the laws of 1996, is amended by adding a new subdivision 1-d to  read
as follows:
  1-D.  THE INFORMATIONAL LEAFLET SHALL ALSO INCLUDE INFORMATION REGARD-
ING THE DANGER THAT WINDOW BLINDS  POSE  TO  CHILDREN  INCLUDING  PROPER
INSTALLATION  OF BLINDS, EXAMPLES OF CURRENT STANDARDS AND THE POTENTIAL
FATAL CONSEQUENCES FROM STRANGULATION POSED BY WINDOW BLINDS.
  S 3. This act shall take effect on the ninetieth day  after  it  shall
have become a law.

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

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