senate Bill S4672

2019-2020 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
Jan 08, 2020 referred to health
Jun 20, 2019 committed to rules
May 13, 2019 advanced to third reading
May 08, 2019 2nd report cal.
May 07, 2019 1st report cal.623
Mar 20, 2019 referred to health

Votes

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May 7, 2019 - Health committee Vote

S4672
15
0
committee
15
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
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Abstained
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S4672 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Health
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §4201, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: S5077
2017-2018: S945
2021-2022: S3647

S4672 (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

S4672 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4672 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  4672

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 20, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  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.
                                                           LBD07786-01-9

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