assembly Bill A4777

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to the regulation of abortions; repealer

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May 01, 2018 held for consideration in health
Jan 03, 2018 referred to health
Feb 03, 2017 referred to health

A4777 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Health
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§125.00, 125.05, 125.20, 125.45 & 125.55, Pen L; rpld & add Art 41 Title 5-A §§4164 - 4164-b & 4160-b, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in 2015-2016 Legislative Session:
A10163

A4777 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Regulates abortions before and after 20 weeks; make abortions after 20 weeks illegal; bans dismemberment abortions.

A4777 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
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                                  4777

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            February 3, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. DiPIETRO -- read once and referred to the Commit-
  tee on Health

AN  ACT to amend the penal law and the public health law, in relation to
  the regulation of abortions and prohibiting  dismemberment  abortions;
  and  to  repeal  certain  provisions of the public health law relating
  thereto

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

  Section  1.  Section  125.00  of  the  penal law is amended to read as
follows:
§ 125.00 Homicide defined.
  Homicide means conduct which causes the death of a person or an unborn
child with which a female has been pregnant for more than  [twenty-four]
TWENTY  weeks  under  circumstances constituting murder, manslaughter in
the first degree, manslaughter in the second degree,  criminally  negli-
gent  homicide,  abortion  in  the  first degree or self-abortion in the
first degree.
  § 2. Subdivision 3 of section 125.05 of the penal law, as  amended  by
chapter 127 of the laws of 1970, is amended to read as follows:
  3. "Justifiable abortional act." An abortional act is justifiable when
committed  upon  a  female with her consent by a duly licensed physician
acting (a) under a reasonable belief that such is necessary to  preserve
her  life  OR  PREVENT  THE SUBSTANTIAL AND IRREVERSIBLE IMPAIRMENT OF A
MAJOR BODILY FUNCTION, or, (b) within [twenty-four]  TWENTY  weeks  from
the  commencement of her pregnancy. A pregnant female's commission of an
abortional act upon herself is justifiable when she acts upon the advice
of a duly licensed physician (1) that such act is necessary to  preserve
her  life  OR  PREVENT  THE SUBSTANTIAL AND IRREVERSIBLE IMPAIRMENT OF A
MAJOR BODILY FUNCTION, or, (2) within [twenty-four]  TWENTY  weeks  from
the  commencement  of  her  pregnancy.  The submission by a female to an
abortional act is justifiable when she believes that it is being commit-

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