Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 08, 2020||
referred to women's issues
|Nov 27, 2019||
referred to rules
Senate Bill S6879
2019-2020 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Women's Issues Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2019-S6879 (ACTIVE) - Details
- See Assembly Version of this Bill:
- Current Committee:
- Senate Women's Issues
- Law Section:
- Public Health Law
- Laws Affected:
- Add §§230-f & 267-a, Pub Health L; amd §6509, Ed L; amd §§130.65 & 485.05, Pen L
- Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2023-2024: S931, A128
2019-S6879 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S6879 SPONSOR: PERSAUD TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public health law, the education law and the penal law, in relation to prohibiting virginity examinations PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: The purpose of the bill is to prevent the performance of hymen examina- tions on women as a means to ascertain whether a woman is a virgin SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1 of the bill adds two new sections § 230-f and 267- a to the public health law to forbid the performance of a hymen exam on women as a means to ascertain whether a woman is a virgin. Section 2 amends § 6509 of the education law by adding a new subdivi- sion 15.
2019-S6879 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 6879 2019-2020 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E November 27, 2019 ___________ Introduced by Sen. PERSAUD -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules AN ACT to amend the public health law, the education law and the penal law, in relation to prohibiting virginity examinations 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 two new sections 230-f and 267-a to read as follows: § 230-F. UNAUTHORIZED VIRGINITY EXAMINATIONS. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS TITLE, PROFESSIONAL MISCONDUCT SHALL INCLUDE THE PERFORMANCE OF VIRGINI- TY EXAMINATIONS OR SUPERVISING THE PERFORMANCE OF VIRGINITY EXAMINATIONS IN VIOLATION OF SECTION TWO HUNDRED SIXTY-SEVEN-A OF THIS ARTICLE. § 267-A. PROHIBITION OF VIRGINITY EXAMINATIONS. 1. FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, THE FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS: (A) "VIRGINITY EXAMINATION" SHALL MEAN ANY PRACTICE OR PROCEDURE USED TO DETERMINE WHETHER A FEMALE HAS PREVIOUSLY HAD SEXUAL INTERCOURSE. (B) "MEDICAL SETTING" SHALL MEAN ANY LOCATION WHERE LICENSED MEDICAL PRACTITIONERS ARE AUTHORIZED TO PROVIDE HEALTH CARE TO INDIVIDUALS, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, HOSPITALS, LONG-TERM CARE FACILITIES, PHYSICIAN'S OFFICES, URGENT-CARE CENTERS AND OUTPATIENT CLINICS. 2. NO LICENSED MEDICAL PRACTITIONER SHALL PERFORM A VIRGINITY EXAMINA- TION OR SUPERVISE THE PERFORMANCE OF A VIRGINITY EXAMINATION ON A PATIENT. 3. (A) ANY LICENSED MEDICAL PRACTITIONER WHO PERFORMS A VIRGINITY EXAMINATION IN VIOLATION OF THIS SECTION SHALL BE SUBJECT TO PENALTIES FOR PROFESSIONAL MISCONDUCT PURSUANT TO SUBARTICLE THREE OF ARTICLE ONE HUNDRED THIRTY OF THE EDUCATION LAW. (B) ANY LICENSED MEDICAL PRACTITIONER WHO PERFORMS OR SUPERVISES THE PERFORMANCE OF A VIRGINITY EXAMINATION ON AN INDIVIDUAL IN A NON-MEDICAL SETTING SHALL BE SUBJECT TO PENALTIES FOR SEXUAL ABUSE IN THE FIRST EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD14190-02-9
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