senate Bill S2796

2017-2018 Legislative Session

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee


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Jan 17, 2017 referred to health

Sponsor's Position

Complex and personal decisions about reproductive healthcare are the sole right and responsibility of a woman and her medical providers.

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S2796 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1748
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 25-A §2599-aa, rpld §4164, Pub Health L; rpld §6811 sub 8, Ed L; rpld §§125.40 - 125.60, §125.05 subs 2 & 3, §125.15 sub 2, §125.20 sub 3, amd Art 125 Art Head, §§125.00 & 125.05, Pen L; amd §700.05, CP L; amd §673, County L; amd §4, Judy L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
A1748

S2796 - Summary

Enacts the reproductive health act; revises provisions of law relating to abortion.

S2796 - Sponsor Memo

S2796 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  2796

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 17, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  KRUEGER, STEWART-COUSINS, BRESLIN, COMRIE, DILAN,
  GIANARIS, HOYLMAN, KAMINSKY,  LATIMER,  MONTGOMERY,  PARKER,  PERALTA,
  PERSAUD, RIVERA, SERRANO, SQUADRON, STAVISKY -- 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 enacting the
  reproductive health  act  and  revising  existing  provisions  of  law
  regarding  abortion;  to  amend  the penal law, the criminal procedure
  law, the county law and the judiciary law, in relation to abortion; to
  repeal certain  provisions  of  the  public  health  law  relating  to
  abortion;  to  repeal certain provisions of the education law relating
  to the sale of contraceptives; and to repeal certain provisions of the
  penal law relating to abortion

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

  Section  1.  Legislative intent. The legislature finds that comprehen-
sive reproductive health care, including contraception and abortion,  is
a  fundamental  component of a woman's health, privacy and equality. The
New York Constitution and United States Constitution protect  a  woman's
fundamental right to access safe, legal abortion, courts have repeatedly
reaffirmed  this  right and further emphasized that states may not place
undue burdens on women seeking to access such right.
  Moreover, the legislature finds, as with other medical procedures, the
safety of abortion is furthered by  evidence-based  practices  developed
and  supported  by medical professionals; any regulation of medical care
must have a legitimate purpose. Abortion is one of  the  safest  medical
procedures  performed  in  the  United States; the goal of medical regu-
lation should be to improve the quality and availability of health  care
services.
  Furthermore,  the legislature declares that it is the public policy of
New York State that every individual possesses a  fundamental  right  of
privacy  and  equality with respect to their personal reproductive deci-

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD08240-03-7

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