assembly Bill A8743

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to requiring SUNY to offer abortion by medication techniques at all on-campus student health centers at colleges or universities within the SUNY system

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Jan 08, 2020 referred to higher education
Nov 25, 2019 referred to higher education

A8743 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Higher Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 5 Title 1 Part 2-A §288, Ed L; add §99-hh, St Fin L; add §630-h, Tax L
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:
A3322

A8743 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires SUNY to offer abortion by medication techniques at all on-campus student health centers at colleges or universities within the SUNY system and creates a fund to help finance the implementation of offering such services at SUNY on-campus student health centers.

A8743 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  8743

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            November 25, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. EPSTEIN -- read once and referred to the Commit-
  tee on Higher Education

AN ACT to amend the education law, the state finance  law  and  the  tax
  law,  in  relation  to  requiring  the state university of New York to
  provide abortion by medication techniques at all  public  universities
  within the state

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

  Section 1. Article 5 of title 1 of the education  law  is  amended  by
adding a new part 2-A to read as follows:
                                PART 2-A
                       MEDICAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
SECTION 288. ACCESS TO ABORTION BY MEDICATION TECHNIQUES.
  § 288. ACCESS TO ABORTION BY MEDICATION TECHNIQUES. 1. FOR PURPOSES OF
THIS SECTION, THE FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS:
  A.  "STUDENT  HEALTH  CENTER"  SHALL  MEAN  A CLINIC PROVIDING PRIMARY
HEALTH CARE SERVICES TO STUDENTS.
  B. "ABORTION BY MEDICATION" SHALL MEAN THE PROCESS OF USING MEDICATION
TO TERMINATE A PREGNANCY.
  C. "PUBLIC COLLEGE" OR "PUBLIC UNIVERSITY" SHALL MEAN ANY  COLLEGE  OR
UNIVERSITY WITHIN THE STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK SYSTEM.
  2.  EACH  PUBLIC COLLEGE STUDENT HEALTH CENTER SHALL MAKE AVAILABLE TO
ALL STUDENTS ABORTION BY  MEDICATION  TECHNIQUES  ONSITE.  THIS  SERVICE
SHALL  BE  PROVIDED  BY  MEDICAL  PROFESSIONALS ON STAFF AT SUCH STUDENT
HEALTH CENTERS OR BY A THIRD PARTY WHO HAS CONTRACTED WITH A  UNIVERSITY
TO PROVIDE SUCH MEDICAL SERVICES.
  3.  WITHIN  TWO  YEARS  OF  THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS SECTION, AND BY
DECEMBER THIRTY-FIRST OF EACH YEAR THEREAFTER,  THE  CHANCELLOR  OF  THE
STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK (SUNY) SHALL SUBMIT A REPORT TO THE COMMIS-
SIONER,  THE  GOVERNOR,  THE  SPEAKER  OF THE ASSEMBLY AND THE TEMPORARY

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD14025-01-9