senate Bill S945

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to the priority of persons with responsibility to determine the disposition of human remains

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Feb 06, 2018 referred to health
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jan 17, 2018 advanced to third reading
Jan 16, 2018 2nd report cal.
Jan 09, 2018 1st report cal.153
Jan 03, 2018 referred to health
returned to senate
died in assembly
May 10, 2017 referred to health
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 01, 2017 advanced to third reading
Apr 26, 2017 2nd report cal.
Apr 25, 2017 1st report cal.643
Jan 05, 2017 referred to health

Votes

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Jan 9, 2018 - Health committee Vote

S945
17
0
committee
17
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Apr 25, 2017 - Health committee Vote

S945
17
0
committee
17
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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S945 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3437
Current Committee:
Assembly Health
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §4201, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: S5077, A7950
2019-2020: S4672
2021-2022: S3647

S945 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to the priority of persons with responsibility to determine the disposition of human remains.

S945 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S945 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                   945

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             January 5, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  CROCI,  LARKIN, MARCHIONE, ORTT -- 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 the priority of
  persons with responsibility to  determine  the  disposition  of  human
  remains

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section 4201 of the public health  law  is
amended by adding a new paragraph (e) to read as follows:
  (E)  "MEMBER  OF  THE  MILITARY  OR RESERVES" MEANS (I) AN ACTIVE DUTY
MEMBER OF THE UNITED STATES ARMY, NAVY, AIR FORCE, MARINES, COAST GUARD,
ARMY NATIONAL GUARD, AIR NATIONAL GUARD AND/OR RESERVES THEREOF; OR (II)
A MEMBER OF THE NEW YORK GUARD OR THE NEW YORK NAVAL MILITIA  CALLED  UP
TO ACTIVE DUTY.
  §  2.  Paragraph  (a)  of  subdivision 2 of section 4201 of the public
health law, as amended by chapter 401 of the laws of 2007, is amended to
read as follows:
  (a) The following persons in descending priority shall have the  right
to control the disposition of the remains of such decedent:
  (I)  IF THE DECEDENT IS A MEMBER OF THE MILITARY OR RESERVES, WHO DIED
IN THE COURSE OF THEIR DUTIES THEREIN AS DESCRIBED IN  SECTION  1481  OF
TITLE  10  OF THE UNITED STATES CODE, THEN THE INDIVIDUAL DESIGNATED, IF
ANY, BY THE DECEDENT ON  THE  DECEDENT'S  UNITED  STATES  DEPARTMENT  OF
DEFENSE  RECORD OF EMERGENCY DATA, DD FORM 93, OR ITS SUCCESSOR FORM, SO
LONG AS THE WRITTEN INSTRUMENT WAS COMPLETED IN ACCORDANCE WITH  FEDERAL
LAW;
  [(i)]  (II)  the  person  designated  in a written instrument executed
pursuant to the provisions of this section;
  [(ii)] (III) the decedent's surviving spouse;
  [(ii-a)] (IV) the decedent's surviving domestic partner;

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

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