Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jul 15, 2020||
referred to rules
Senate Bill S8773
2019-2020 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Rules Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2019-S8773 (ACTIVE) - Details
- Current Committee:
- Senate Rules
- Law Section:
- Civil Practice Law and Rules
- Laws Affected:
- Add §4519-a, CPLR; amd §§60.47, 160.10 & 160.55, rpld §160.10 sub 1 ¶(d), CP L; amd §§841 & 837, Exec L; add §§49 & 83-n, Leg L
- Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2019-S8773 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S8773 SPONSOR: RAMOS TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the civil practice law and rules, the criminal procedure law, the executive law, and the legislative law in relation to the use in evidence of the fact of possession or presence on the premises of condoms and other sexual and reproductive health devices; and to repeal paragraph (d) of subdivision 1 of section 160.10 of the criminal proce- dure law relating thereto PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: Relates to the use in evidence of the fact of possession or presence on the premises of condoms and other sexual and reproductive health devices. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: § 1. Names the "Decriminalize Condoms Act."
2019-S8773 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 8773 I N S E N A T E July 15, 2020 ___________ Introduced by Sen. RAMOS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules AN ACT to amend the civil practice law and rules, the criminal procedure law, the executive law, and the legislative law in relation to the use in evidence of the fact of possession or presence on the premises of condoms and other sexual and reproductive health devices; and to repeal paragraph (d) of subdivision 1 of section 160.10 of the crimi- nal procedure law relating thereto THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. This act shall be known and may be cited as the "Decrimi- nalize condoms act". § 2. Legislative findings. The legislature hereby finds that promoting and protecting health and respecting and fulfilling human rights are necessarily linked, and that health-oriented and rights-based law enforcement efforts are central to the effective provision of government services for the benefit of the people of the State. Article 17, section 3 of the New York constitution requires that the legislature protect and promote the health of the inhabitants of this state as a matter of public concern. Despite these provisions, for purposes of prosecuting certain criminal, civil and administrative offenses, reproductive and sexual health tools, including condoms, are currently being destroyed, confiscated, or used as evidence by law enforcement officers. This legislation is intended to strengthen the public health of all New York- ers, including the most vulnerable, while preserving the ability of law enforcement to prosecute other crimes such as felony sexual offenses. The purpose of this bill is to avoid the disparate impact of the prac- tice of citing condoms and other reproductive and sexual health tools as evidence upon survivors of trafficking and people who are or are profiled as being engaged in sex work. § 3. The civil practice law and rules is amended by adding a new section 4519-a to read as follows: § 4519-A. POSSESSION OF REPRODUCTIVE OR SEXUAL HEALTH DEVICES; RECEIPT INTO EVIDENCE. 1. THE FACT OF POSSESSION OF A CONDOM OR OTHER REPRODUC- EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
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