|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Mar 26, 2019||reported referred to ways and means|
|Jan 09, 2019||referred to correction|
assembly Bill A118
Current Bill Status - In Assembly Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
Carmen E. Arroyo
Ellen C. Jaffee
A118 (ACTIVE) - Details
A118 (ACTIVE) - Summary
Relates to women's health in correctional facilities; establishes a women's health education program; provides access to pregnancy counseling services; authorizes a support person to accompany an inmate during delivery… (view more) requires HIV and STD testing to be offered to women inmates; provides pregnant inmates with access to prenatal vitamins as well as a specialized diet tailored to pregnancy needs; requires a study and report on women's health in prison.
A118 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 118 2019-2020 Regular Sessions I N A S S E M B L Y (PREFILED) January 9, 2019 ___________ Introduced by M. of A. L. ROSENTHAL, GALEF, ARROYO, JAFFEE, NIOU, RICH- ARDSON, DICKENS, JEAN-PIERRE, SIMON, SEAWRIGHT, WRIGHT, COOK, HYNDMAN, AUBRY, MOSLEY, LAVINE, BARRON, BLAKE, ORTIZ, CAHILL, COLTON, D'URSO, CRESPO, RIVERA -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. FERNANDEZ -- read once and referred to the Committee on Correction AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to establishing the women's health education program for correctional facilities and rights of pregnant inmates; to amend the public health law, in relation to requiring certain testing to be offered; to amend the correction law, in relation to providing pregnant inmates with access to prenatal vitamins and a specialized diet; and to require the department of health to collect data on women's health care in prisons and publish a report THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The public health law is amended by adding a new section 207-b to read as follows: § 207-B. WOMEN'S HEALTH EDUCATION PROGRAM IN STATE AND LOCAL CORREC- TIONAL FACILITIES. THE COMMISSIONER, IN CONSULTATION WITH THE COMMIS- SIONER OF CORRECTIONS AND COMMUNITY SUPERVISION AND THE CHAIR OF THE STATE COMMISSION OF CORRECTION, SHALL ESTABLISH A WOMEN'S HEALTH EDUCA- TION PROGRAM IN STATE AND LOCAL CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES. SUCH PROGRAM SHALL EDUCATE FACILITY MEDICAL STAFF ON THE SPECIAL MEDICAL NEEDS OF WOMEN, INCLUDING TRAINING ON PROVIDING PROFESSIONAL, RESPECTFUL AND INFORMED CARE OF WOMEN WHO HAVE BEEN VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE OR SEXUAL VIOLENCE. § 2. Paragraph (c) of subdivision 1 and subdivision 2 of section 611 of the correction law, paragraph (c) of subdivision 1 as amended by chapter 17 of the laws of 2016 and subdivision 2 as amended by chapter EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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