|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 17, 2017||referred to health|
senate Bill S2796
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
Complex and personal decisions about reproductive healthcare are the sole right and responsibility of a woman and her medical providers.
S2796 - Details
- See Assembly Version of this Bill:
- 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:
S2796 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S2796 TITLE OF BILL : 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 PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL : Relates to access to reproductive services. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS : Section 1 of the bill establishes the legislative intent. Section 2 of the bill creates a new Article 25-A of the Public Health Law (PHL), which states that an abortion May be performed by a licensed, certified, or authorized practitioner within 24 weeks from the commencement of pregnancy, or there is an absence of fetal viability, or at any time when necessary to protect a patient's life or health.
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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