senate Bill S2264

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Requires disclosure by crisis pregnancy centers

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Women Committee


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Jan 23, 2019 referred to women's issues

S2264 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2352
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add §2509, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A3638
2011-2012: A3328
2013-2014: A3748
2015-2016: A4055
2017-2018: S8336, A5911

S2264 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires disclosure by crisis pregnancy centers to clients that such center will not provide abortion or birth control services or make a referral for such services, and that such center is not a licensed medical provider; such notice shall be conducted upon first communication or first contact with the client and shall be either in a written statement or oral communication by staff assisting the client.

S2264 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2264 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  2264

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 23, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. HOYLMAN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Women's Issues

AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to requiring  disclo-
  sure by crisis pregnancy centers

  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
2509 to read as follows:
  §  2509.  CRISIS PREGNANCY CENTER; DISCLOSURE. 1. ANY CRISIS PREGNANCY
CENTER SHALL BE REQUIRED TO DISCLOSE TO A  CLIENT  THAT  WHEN  INQUIRING
ABOUT PREGNANCY TERMINATION, ABORTION OR BIRTH CONTROL, SUCH CENTER WILL
NOT PROVIDE SUCH SERVICES OR MAKE A REFERRAL FOR SUCH SERVICES.
  2.  FOR  PURPOSES  OF  THIS SECTION "CRISIS PREGNANCY CENTER" MEANS AN
ORGANIZATION WHOSE PRIMARY PURPOSE IS TO PROVIDE  PREGNANCY  COUNSELING,
ASSISTANCE  AND/OR  INFORMATION, WHETHER FOR A FEE OR AS A FREE SERVICE,
BUT DOES NOT PERFORM ABORTIONS OR REFER FOR ABORTIONS. "CRISIS PREGNANCY
CENTER" DOES NOT INCLUDE  LICENSED  HEALTH  CARE  PROVIDERS,  HOSPITALS,
FAMILY  PLANNING  CLINICS  THAT  PROVIDE  OR  REFER  FOR ABORTION AND/OR
CONTRACEPTION, OR FAMILY PLANNING CLINICS THAT RECEIVE FEDERAL  TITLE  X
FUNDS.
  3. THE DISCLOSURE REQUIRED BY SUBDIVISION ONE OF THIS SECTION SHALL BE
CONDUCTED  UPON  FIRST COMMUNICATION OR FIRST CONTACT WITH THE CLIENT OR
POTENTIAL CLIENT AND SHALL BE EITHER IN  A  WRITTEN  STATEMENT  OR  ORAL
COMMUNICATION  BY  STAFF ASSISTING THE POTENTIAL CLIENT. SUCH DISCLOSURE
SHALL FURTHER BE REASONABLY UNDERSTANDABLE TO THE CLIENT.
  4. ANY PERSON WHO BELIEVES  THAT  A  VIOLATION  OF  THIS  SECTION  HAS
OCCURRED MAY FILE A COMPLAINT WITH THE DEPARTMENT. WITHIN THIRTY DAYS OF
RECEIVING  SUCH COMPLAINT, THE DEPARTMENT MUST INVESTIGATE THE COMPLAINT
AND DETERMINE WHETHER A VIOLATION HAS OCCURRED.
  5. ANY CRISIS  PREGNANCY  CENTER  VIOLATING  THE  PROVISIONS  OF  THIS
SECTION  SHALL  BE  SUBJECT TO A CIVIL FINE OF NOT MORE THAN ONE HUNDRED

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

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