senate Bill S1046

Signed By Governor
2019-2020 Legislative Session

Designates engaging in sexual orientation change efforts by mental health care professionals upon patients under 18 years of age

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Current Bill Status Via A576 - Signed by Governor


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 25, 2019 signed chap.7
Jan 15, 2019 delivered to governor
returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.1
substituted for s1046
Jan 15, 2019 substituted by a576
Jan 14, 2019 ordered to third reading cal.1
reported and committed to rules
Jan 10, 2019 referred to higher education

Votes

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Jan 14, 2019 - Higher Education committee Vote

S1046
7
2
committee
7
Aye
2
Nay
2
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Higher Education Committee Vote: Jan 14, 2019

nay (2)
aye wr (2)

Jan 14, 2019 - Rules committee Vote

S1046
14
1
committee
14
Aye
1
Nay
3
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
1
Excused
0
Abstained
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Rules Committee Vote: Jan 14, 2019

nay (1)
aye wr (3)
excused (1)

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S1046 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A576
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §§6509-e & 6531-a, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: S4917, A6983
2015-2016: S121, A4958
2017-2018: S263, A3977

S1046 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Designates as professional misconduct, engaging in sexual orientation change efforts by mental health care professionals upon patients under 18 years of age.

S1046 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1046 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  1046

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 10, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. HOYLMAN, GIANARIS, ADDABBO, BAILEY, BENJAMIN, BIAG-
  GI, BRESLIN, BROOKS, CARLUCCI, COMRIE, GAUGHRAN, GOUNARDES,  HARCKHAM,
  JACKSON,  KAMINSKY, KAPLAN, KAVANAGH, KENNEDY, KRUEGER, LIU, MARTINEZ,
  MAY,  MAYER,  METZGER,  MONTGOMERY,  MYRIE,  PARKER,  PERSAUD,  RAMOS,
  RIVERA,  SALAZAR, SANDERS, SAVINO, SEPULVEDA, SERRANO, SKOUFIS, STAVI-
  SKY, STEWART-COUSINS, THOMAS -- read twice and  ordered  printed,  and
  when printed to be committed to the Committee on Higher Education

AN  ACT  to  amend  the education law, in relation to prohibiting mental
  health  professionals  from  engaging  in  sexual  orientation  change
  efforts  with  a patient under the age of eighteen years and expanding
  the definition of  professional  misconduct  with  respect  to  mental
  health professionals

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

  Section 1.  Legislative findings and intent.  The  Legislature  hereby
finds and declares all of the following:
  a.  Being  lesbian,  gay,  bisexual  or  transgender is not a disease,
disorder, illness, deficiency, or shortcoming.  The  major  professional
associations  of  mental  health  practitioners  and  researchers in the
United States have recognized this fact for nearly 40 years.
  b. The American Psychological Association convened  a  Task  Force  on
Appropriate  Therapeutic Responses to Sexual Orientation. The task force
conducted a systematic review of  peer-reviewed  journal  literature  on
sexual orientation change efforts, and issued a report in 2009. The task
force concluded that sexual orientation change efforts can pose critical
health  risks to lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender people, including
confusion, depression, guilt, helplessness, hopelessness, shame,  social
withdrawal,  suicidality, substance abuse, stress, disappointment, self-
blame, decreased self-esteem and authenticity to others, increased self-
hatred, hostility and  blame  toward  parents,  feelings  of  anger  and
betrayal,  loss  of friends and potential romantic partners, problems in

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

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